migrate-datacentre --quiet: How do we seamlessly migrate a datacentre?

migrate-datacentre –quiet: How do we seamlessly migrate a datacentre?

In our previous articles, we explained why we had to move 800,000 databases from one datacentre to another, 300 kilometres away. So here we are… We did it!Now we will focus on a very important goal of any migration. From your point of view, as a customer, you must see… Nothing! I understand this completely, …

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Improve your SQL workload with Observability

Improve your SQL workload with observability

Our team of database administrators used to be overwhelmed by our developers’ needs. Picture this: we had only 1.5 database admins per more than 400 tech people (DevOps, developers etc.), with only 24 hours in a day! This was a perfect use-case for observability. But what is observability, apart from a buzzword? To me, observability is …

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Swift at OVHcloud

Dealing with small files with OpenStack Swift (part 2)

In the first part of these articles, we demonstrated how storing small files in Swift may cause performance issues. In this second part we will present the solution. With this in mind, I will assume that you have read the first part, or that you are familiar with Swift. Files inside files We settled on …

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OVHcloud Support changes

OVHcloud customer service changes

OVHcloud has always kept customer relationships at the heart of its strategy. Three years ago, by setting up the freephone (1007 number in France for instance), OVHcloud set itself apart from other providers by including high-quality support with its services. To address the structural challenges associated with this commitment in a period of rapid growth, …

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OVHcloud Object Storage clusters support S3 API

OVHcloud Object Storage clusters support S3 API

What is Object Storage? Did you know that a large volume of data on the internet is held by object storage? Object storage is a static data storage solution which lets you simply expand storage without having to add more hardware. The benefits of this still misunderstood cloud service are multifold and they include high …

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Industrialising storage benchmarks with Hosted Private Cloud from OVHcloud

Industrialising storage benchmarks with Hosted Private Cloud from OVHcloud

Benchmarking is a much debated topic in the computing industry due to the countless methods and approaches. However, this blog will not list all of these approaches but instead provide an insight into the way we benchmark different kinds of storage available under our Hosted Private Cloud solutions.  Before discussing this in more detail we …

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Water cooling at OVHcloud

Water cooling: from innovation to disruption – Part II

In our previous post we talked about how our water block technology evolved from 2003 to 2014. Today we continue on this theme, exploring this technology post 2015. We will focus on the current generation of water blocks, and give you a sneak peek of the improvements to come. 2015 As 2015 approached, our key …

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Instances benefit from NVMe architecture

How our Public Cloud instances benefit from NVMe architecture

Every company is seeing its volume of data growing at an exponential rate, and it seems there is no way to reduce the quantity of data we rely on everyday. But at the same time, we have to extract value from this data, in order to optimise, improve and accelerate our business and the way …

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