How We Hosted Slush 2015: CoreOS and Docker on UpCloud

Slush 2015 brought together 15000 attendees and more than 1700 startups for the two-day event on 11th and 12th of November. 800 investors arrived to Helsinki to meet startups in nearly 4000 pre-booked meetings. Like last year, UpCloud was one of the key partners of Slush and we provided the IT infrastructure for the event.... View Article

New Features: Group Accounts and Server Tagging

We are excited to announce that we have launched a couple of new features this morning, both highly anticipated based on the recent feedback. Firstly, Group Accounts allow customers to add additional users to their accounts in a secure manner with granular permissions. Group Accounts are made up of a single main account and subaccounts.... View Article

Cloud Server vs. VPS vs. Dedicated Server

Try UpCloud for free! Sign up now for a completely free trial, no strings attached. Sign up now While comparing different server providers you have probably come across mentions of different kinds of hosting models such as virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated servers and cloud servers. Even while any of these will undoubtedly get you started,... View Article

UpCloud’s NPS Results for August 2015

Net Promoter Score (NPS) is a very popular type of customer survey to get an understanding of how many of your customers would promote your service to a friend. The exact question we asked our customers is “How likely are you to recommend UpCloud to a friend?” Our customers then had the option to answer... View Article

New datacenter: Frankfurt, Germany!

We’re proud to announce that we have opened up a new datacenter in Frankfurt, Germany. DE-FRA1 is our fourth datacenter. Frankfurt and being present on the German soil is important for us for many reasons. The German market is the largest in Europe and like the rest of the Europeans, the Germans value their privacy... View Article

UpCloud to Move from EUR to USD Based Pricing

As a company based in the Euro zone, we have reported our pricing primarily in euros. This has also been the underlying base currency of our business as customers pay for services on UpCloud. However, due to our continued focus on international growth and push for better comparability, we have made the decision to move... View Article

UpCloud and VENOM, CVE-2015-3456, Security Vulnerability

Yesterday, on Wednesday 13th, 2015, Crowdstrike announced information regarding a security vulnerability they had discovered in the floppy disk controller on QEMU. The vulnerability allows an attacker to escape the confinement of the Virtual Machine guest operating system and gain privileged access to the host machine. Since a key component of security in virtualised environments... View Article