Brightbox Cloud - general availability

Earlier today we officially removed the “beta” label and enabled full signup, meaning anyone can now signup and be up-and-running on Brightbox Cloud within minutes!

This general availability is the culmination of over 18 months of work here at Brightbox and a thorough private beta phase of almost 12 months.

In case you missed it, here are a few highlights:

  • High performance, flexible Cloud Servers:
    Use any OS and even bring your own,
    Out-of-band access via an encrypted graphical console,
    Separate network segment for each Cloud Server - secure from spoofing or eavesdropping.
  • Geographically isolated datacentre “Zones”:
    Effortlessly build highly-available systems which span multiple Brightbox datacentres.
  • Instantly mappable Cloud IP addresses:
    Seamlessly move IPv4 addresses between your Cloud Servers and Load Balancers.
  • Cloud Load Balancers:
    Balance traffic across a pool of Cloud Servers in multiple Zones,
    Highly available across a Region - designed to tolerate the loss of an entire Zone without disruption!
    Balance multiple protocols at once (HTTP, SSH, FTP etc) and handle 5000 concurrent connections comfortably (additional scaling options available soon)
  • No-fuss import/export of your Cloud Server images and snapshots:
    Upload your OS images and download your snapshots as raw disk images via FTPS, Share your OS images with other Brightbox users by making them “public”.

Why not create an account now? - you don’t need to make any pre-payments and it’s easy to get started.

We also have many more exciting announcements about new features etc over the next few weeks so stay tuned!

posted 03 Oct 2011 by Jeremy Jarvis