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The CloudStore is the product marketplace for Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC) where you can browse a wide range of free open source and enterprise operating systems and applications, and deploy them to virtual machines in Interoute VDC. We have been busy updating and expanding our product catalogue. Here is a glimpse of what you can find now in CloudStore.
The digital message is everywhere. Cloud is now the subtext and the big grander challenge of an all-digital company is the ambition. But most enterprise infrastructure was not designed with the Internet economy in mind so it lacks the agility now required. Interoute's approach has been to break out from the model that separates computing from network and to move forward with an integrated digital platform, which is simultaneously legacy-aware and built for the next generation of applications.
Matthew Finnie invites you to consider a 'distributed cloud' model which integrates the twin elements of the digital economy, the network and the computer.
Many IoT companies adopt a business model where storing, selling and mining of their customers' personal information is their source of profit. Regulation of such practices currently rests on requiring data to be located in particular locations and forms. This blog argues that controlling location is less important than finding ways for consumers to actively control and understand the bargains that they make for 'free' IoT services.
This post is a hands-on tutorial for running Wordpress websites and MySQL databases as Docker containers. Three independent websites are created on one virtual machine, with a proxy server to route traffic from different domain names. This illustrates how containers are able to communicate using private networks created by Docker.
This post reviews the network types and configurations in Interoute Virtual Data Centre, and provides an example of setting up and configuring virtual machines to communicate between networks. Linux tools such as 'ssh' provide many possibilities to connect together processes running on different VMs in VDC, and externally via the Internet, and a few brief examples of this are given.
This post explains the basics of working with Docker images, containers and Dockerfiles. An image is a piece of code from which a container can be run. Each image  has a base layer of an operating system in reduced form. On top of this base you can install multiple layers of applications so that your container will do something useful. Dockerfiles are a useful way of writing scripts to automate the steps of building a useful image.
This is the first in a series of posts where I will be introducing example uses of Docker and CoreOS Linux in Interoute VDC. In this post, I will be going through a tutorial on how to get started with Docker and CoreOS. The tutorial involves deploying a virtual machine running CoreOS Linux, which can be remotely accessed via SSH and can perform public key authentication.
As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows with the popularity of devices such as wearables and household smart gadgets, this is just the start of how the ways we collect and process information are changing. Enablers, such as sensor technologies, make it possible for objects to generate data anywhere in the world, and networks exist to move data to almost anywhere in the world. The theme of this blog post is the rising importance of cloud architectures for the IoT and the data involved.
This post uses the MongoDB database application to demonstrate how to build a distributed, redundant environment in Interoute VDC, making use of the free and fast MPLS virtual private network that can be configured to connect virtual machines in different zones.


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