Igor Serebryany

Articles by Igor Serebryany

Mar 7, 2012

If you’ve read my post on the value of good statistics-gathering, you may have guessed that SingleHop is gathering a lot of statistical data for our clients. In fact, we have very extensive performance data on VMs and their nodes — so extensive that it was overwhelming our ability to deal with the flood of […]

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Jan 24, 2012

If you saw our website on Internet Blackout Day or read Sam Bowling’s excellent blog post on SOPA/PIPA, you know that Singlehop is not afraid to take a public stance to protect the Internet. We love what we do, we’d like to continue doing it, and this is impossible without an Internet where we can […]

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Nov 1, 2011

  You’re probably familiar with many arguments for virtualizing your systems. Virtualization can make your systems more secure, by reducing the number of applications and users on a single machine. It can make it easier to scale, utilizes your resources more efficiently, reduces costs, is faster to set up, and shields you from hardware failures, […]

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Oct 28, 2011

SingleHop’s IaaS Cloud: Why Re-invent the Wheel? Infrastructure as a Service clouds have been a hot topic over the last few years.  Amazon’s EC2, the most well-known example, has become almost a household name, at least in really nerdy households. Why are these clouds so popular? Well, it really comes down to some clever software. […]

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May 6, 2011

It has been more than three months since we launched Cascade, SingleHop’s IaaS cloud platform. The reliability and durability of the platform has come a long way since then. As a result, I’ve had more time recently to focus on optimizing the performance of the virtual machines (VMs) running in the cloud. For most applications, […]

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Aug 20, 2010

When I first started here at SingleHop, over two years ago, one of my first tasks was to overhaul our aging DNS system. We had been creaking along using zone files, but their number was quickly growing out of control. Also, we rely heavily on automation here, and using scripts to automatically edit files can […]

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May 1, 2010

A new generation of social support sites is here to make your life easier.

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Aug 1, 2008

We here at SingleHop have devised a system to keep your IP space clean of blacklistings. Find out how it works!

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