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How to encrypt virtual server passwords in OnApp clouds

Here’s a quick guide to enabling password encryption for virtual servers in OnApp clouds. In the OnApp UI, a user can click to the properties page for one of their own virtual servers, and click to reveal the password for their own virtual server’s...

Four reasons to use Private Cloud – and why it’s ok for CIOs to be control freaks

More than 60% of companies will have their IT environment in some sort of cloud — public, private or hybrid cloud – according to a survey by IDG. In the same survey, 43% of respondents were concerned about where their company’s data is stored, and 41% were...

Meltdown & Spectre – x86/x64 architecture bug – what you need to know

As you may have read, 2018 has started with the unfortunate news of two vulnerabilities that affect Intel, AMD and ARM computing architectures: Meltdown, and Spectre. This post summarizes what we know about the problems and what you’ll need to do to mitigate...

Important note for OnApp customers: patch your Xen hypervisors

An important note for OnApp customers about the Xen 64-bit PV guest escalation vulnerability that was revealed recently. This is an issue with the Xen hypervisor platform, not the OnApp platform. A patch is available to fix the issue, and you should apply this as soon...

Cleaning up VM disks – a reminder

Cloud security is always high on the agenda for OnApp and our customers. In the last few days you may have seen some media articles about ‘dirty disks’ in the cloud. Here’s a simple explanation, and a reminder for OnApp customers of how to update your cloud if...