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Shellshock and WordPress to Cloud

If you’re running a WordPress to Cloud instance you may be affected by the Shellshock Bash bug. You need to take action to protect your website. Fortunately, it’s very easy to do with Webmin or command line.
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Stop Heartblead in WordPress to Cloud

If you’re running a WordPress to Cloud instance you may be affected by the heartdbleed bug. You are not alone (it’s estimated that the bug affects 66% of the Internet), but you need to take action to protect your website. Fortunately, it’s very easy to do with Webmin or command line.

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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, June 2013

ClouSE 1.0b.1.8 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE Beta version 1.0b.1.8.  This is a minor maintenance release that addresses a couple pain points, while we’re working on a release candidate that will bring the built-in point-in-time recovery and other major features.

Here is the summary of changes:
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MySQL on Cloud Storage: ClouSE upgrade made easy

Updating ClouSE can now be done with one command

With more than a thousand registered users worldwide, guiding customers through the upgrade process is getting hard, so we decided to automate the servicing steps.  Now the update-clouse script can be used to update ClouSE binaries to the current version.  This script ships with the ClouSE binary distribution.

Here is an example of updating ClouSE using the Webmin console.
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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, March 2013

ClouSE 1.0b.1.7 is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE) for MySQL Beta version 1.0b.1.7.  In this release we added support for a variety of environments to address the platform diversity of our growing customer base.

Here is the summary of changes that are included into 1.0b.1.7:
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WordPress on S3: going pro

WordPress-on-S3 makes professional website administration as easy as pie.

OblakSoft is pleased to announce availability of the ready-to-run WordPress-on-S3 / Yapixx AMI with enhanced configuration, performance, and website administration features.  Now website owners can use Webmin and phpMyAdmin for secure website administration over the Internet, and pre-configure Cloud Storage Connection for the instance.

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Amazon S3: no outage

When I talk to prospective customers about the Cloud Storage Engine for MySQL (ClouSE) the question of cloud reliability often comes up, especially recently in the light of the outages in AWS.

Cloud outages lead to a lot of publicity.  Cloud opponents jump in with “that’s why I haven’t moved to the cloud and never will”, cloud proponents rebut with “N rules for building highly available applications for the cloud”, cloud competitors call on customers to move to their cloud.  But it’s important to look into details, because not all outages are created equal.

Here is the data I found on the AWS outages in the last couple of years:
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MySQL on S3: performance with storage located across the continent

Can OLTP database workloads use Amazon S3 as primary storage? Now they can, thanks to the Cloud Storage Engine (ClouSE), but the question is: how fast?

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OblakSoft Cloud Storage Engine Newsletter, June 2012

ClouSE version 1.0b.1.2 and WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh is released

OblakSoft is pleased to announce the release of ClouSE version 1.0b.1.2 and WordPress on S3 / Yapixx refresh.

This release addresses performances and usability issues reported by our early adopters.  Thank you all for your feedback.

  • Support for MySQL 5.5.25

Now ClouSE supports MySQL thru 5.5.25.  To keep the distribution small, we don’t build binaries for MySQL prior to 5.5.14 anymore.  If you need one, please contact us.

  • Weblob content type improvement

Now the content type for Weblobs is set based on their name.  Previously, the content type for all Weblobs was set to application/octet-stream, which could lead to undesirable Web Browser behavior when the Weblob was downloaded from Amazon S3 directly.  For example, an image file could be downloaded to disk instead of showing in the browser.

  • “WordPress on S3” changes

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WordPress on S3: the beauty of simplicity

My first computer program was written almost quarter a century ago on a BK-0010 computer.  It was very simple: the program asked the user to enter their name and then greeted the user using the entered name, like “Hello, Artem!”.  I was fascinated.  A couple of lines written in Vilnius BASIC transformed a piece of metal and silicon into a considerate thing that cared about a person’s name enough to remember it :-).  Of course, the first experience doesn’t represent the day-to-day routine of software development, but the moments when I see a couple of lines making an amazing transformation still enchant me, and remind me why I’ve been writing code all this time.

I’ve just experienced this very same first-time feeling as we’ve released Yapixx – a picture sharing web application using the cloud storage.   The most amazing thing about Yapixx is that we wrote very little code to make it happen: most of its functionality is provided by WordPress, which by the way we didn’t modify at all. 

On one hand Yapixx is just WordPress, enhanced with plugins and configured to provide good picture sharing experience. 

On the other hand, Yapixx has gone where WordPress could not go before – Yapixx runs completely on top of Amazon S3, using the enormous power of S3 to make serving the users’ pictures highly scalable and storing all data extremely durable. 
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