OpenZFS launched!

I’m extremely proud to announce HybridCluster’s involvement in the OpenZFS project today, in collaboration with Delphix, Joyent and others. We are hosting the website and mailing lists on a dedicated HybridCluster deployment in California. We also sponsored the creation of the new logo We’ll be contributing office hours from Andriy Gapon, our FreeBSD/ZFS kernel dev, …

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HybridCluster – from your customers through to your boardroom!

Hi – Dave Benton here. Sorry it’s been a while. No excuses – must do better! Anyway, for this blog I’ve created an animation that, in my view, shows a shared hosters world pre HybridCluster. Take it with a pinch of salt as it’s meant to be a bit of fun…but, hopefully it does demonstrate …

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Email Data Vault

An email we just received from a happy customer: Hi guys, I recently upgraded my phone to a Blackberry Q10 which as Rob will know has much improved IMAP capabilities. Like any middle aged sleepy eyed buffoon at 8am this morning I was trying to read emails and delete stuff I don’t need on it. …

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Surviving a data centre outage

Hey everyone, quick post from me (Luke) today. The cluster that this blog is hosted on is spread across four data centres, and one of them appears to be experiencing a complete network outage that’s been happening all day today (Sunday). As you can see from their status page, their core routers are down in …

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Malware Warning

Yesterday, our WordPress main website at www.hybridcluster.com was compromised resulting in a warning message from Google for users of the Google Search engine, the Google Chrome browser and other browsers using the Google Safe Browsing API. WordPress was compromised by a bad plugin however our FlexContainer environment kept the bad code securely isolated. We reacted …

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I ran out of time rather than motivation….

I’m off on annual leave tomorrow (only for a day!) and just realised I’ve not done my weekly blog. Naughty me. I was intending to write about innovation as it is something that you will see more and more from HybridCluster. The blog title/question posed was going to be “Is it our roadmap, or our …

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HostingCon – a sales perspective

Whilst our CEO Luke is continuing his business travels in California (poor Luke!), I thought I would give an update on my first (and hopefully not last) HostingCon. We arrived back into London on Saturday after pretty much a full week over in Austin. My thoughts (of a madman) go something like this: The industry …

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Good morning Austin!

I’m excited and proud to be talking and exhibiting HybridCluster at HostingCon in Austin, TX this week. I’m first up on the tech track at 9am on Monday (today!), then on Tuesday and Wednesday swing by #723 and check out our live demo!

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