Zerigo Managed DNS Hosting with an API

Managed DNS—simple to use, API powered.

It seems that DNS providers haven’t really changed anything for years. It’s been the same boring, hard to use service. Until Zerigo. We’re making DNS hosting simpler, faster, and maybe even enjoyable.

  • Simple, straight-forward DNS control panel
  • Native IPv6 support
  • GeoDNS—geolocation load balancing
  • 30-day money back guarantee

via Zerigo Managed DNS Hosting with an API | Zerigo.

We Make Email Delivery Easy | SendGrid

SendGrid replaces your outbound email infrastructure.

via We Make Email Delivery Easy | SendGrid.

Solving “Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet0” message in VMware ESX

When we wanted to connect a virtual machine to a virtual switch on our ESX Server we found that the network card would not stay “connected”. The message was:

Failed to connect virtual device Ethernet0

Solution: the virtual switch has exceeded its number of configured VMkernel ports. We had a 24 port switch with 25 VMs connected to it.

See:

VMware KB: Virtual machines lose network connection after VMotion.

Thinstuff Converts All Windows Versions into Terminal Servers

Thinstuff: XP/VS Server: Turn Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Small Business Server 2003/2008, Windows Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 or Foundation Server 2008 R2 into a full-blown Terminal Server!
Installing the XP/VS Terminal Server software enables Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Small Business Server 2003/2008, Server 2003/2008/2008 R2 and Foundation Server 2008 R2 to host an unlimited number of concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions by using the defacto standard Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).

This allows any Remote Desktop Protocol version 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.1 and 7.0 enabled client device to connect to your host to run full Windows Desktop Sessions or just selcted Windows applications remotely over any network connection (LAN, WAN, VPN, WLAN, Internet, etc.)

Such RDP enabled client devices are e.g. Windows PCs with the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client, Linux PCs with rdesktop, Thin Clients, Handhelds, Notebooks, Netbooks, Tablet PCs, Mobile Phones etc.

How to run VMWare ESX or ESXi in a virtual machine? – Server Fault

On serverfault.com I found this nice article that explains how you can run ESXi for testing purposes without the need for extra hardware.

How to run VMWare ESX or ESXi in a virtual machine? – Server Fault.

CloudClimate watches Cloud Computing Performance

www.cloudclimate.com monitors the performance of cloud hosting services Amazon EC2, GoGrid CloudServers, and NewServers. Plus CDN hosting services Amazon CloudFront and Mosso CloudFiles and the Amazon S3 file storage service.

Some more cloud computing links

Cloud computing is getting more and more attractive and we also work with this stuff anf follow the development. Here are a few more URLs I came across recently:

Interesting fact: GoGrid accounced that over 2/3’s of GoGrid’s cloud servers deployed are running Windows.

Rackspace has restructured and enhanced cloud offerings now:

  • Cloud Sites: more or less a rebrand of their Mosso offering (cloud web hosting, similar to google apps, I’d say)
  • Cloud Files: A mixture of CDN and S3 (you can save files into it and a global network with edge servers enables quick retrieval worldwide). They work together with the CDN company Limelight Networks.
  • Cloud Servers: Rackspace enters the low-cost VPS hosting arena (Linux only yet). Similar features here compared to EC2 and GoGrid.

Very nice also: GoGrid’s CEO about Ten Cloud Computing Predictions for 2009.

Oh, and UK-based cloud provider ElasticHosts Ltd. (I had mentioned them here) has switched from “announcement” to “beta test” mode. You can order and run servers, but you have to install the OS yourself, even bring your own installation ISA. No preconfigured images yet. And no Windows.