Archive for May, 2012

Qube joins in on World IPv6 Day

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH is 6 June 2012 – The Future is Forever

Major websites are permanently enabling IPv6 starting 6 June 2012 at 00:00 UTC on their main websites: www.facebook.com, www.google.com, www.bing.com, and www.yahoo.com will all be reachable over IPv6 from that time.

In the run up to World IPv6 Day on the 6th June, Qube has completed enabling dual stack IPv6 connectivity throughout our core networks in the UK, USA and Switzerland.

The Qube website is now fully IPv6 enabled and we will be participating in the event on 6 June. Network carriers, large ISP’s and website operators around the world have been working to ensure that they are IPv6 ready on the day.

Many of the largest websites and web services on the Internet will be joining the growing list of IPv6 enabled companies to ensure that this year’s event marks the true start of the IPv6 Internet.

Please contact to your Qube Account Manager or Qube Support about to ask about IPv6 connectivity for you organization.

Have you heard about VMware vCloud Connector?

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Since launching our vCloud Powered® Qube Virtual Data Centre, we have successfully migrated several existing VMware environments for our customers onto the vCloud platform. The vCloud Director web interface provides great flexibility for customers to securely build & manage high-performance cloud environments and really unlocks the self-service aspect of Infrastructure-as-a-Service.

What if you have an in-house vSphere environment, a hosted private cloud or you make use of multiple vCloud providers? How can you manage all of your cloud environments and resources using the same interface?

The answer is VMware vCloud Connector. This great tool allows you to view and manage your cloud environments from a “single pane” and seamlessly spans your private vSphere and vCloud Director environments. vCloud Connector is a plugin for the VMware vSphere Client that connects to your remote vCloud environments and consolidates all of your cloud resources in one management interface.

vCloud Connector allows you to easily choose where to run your workloads, for example you could run development & QA environments on your private or in-house cloud and run your production environments on one or more of Qube’s vCloud Powered hosting platforms.

The tool allows cloud users to easily and reliably migrate Virtual Machines, vApps, and cloud server templates from a private vSphere environment to a public vCloud, and back again, freeing up your on-premise data centre resources.

Click here for a video demonstration of vCloud Connector:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8l4Mhoujhw

New VMware & Linux Engineer at Qube!

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Qube is excited to announce a new addition to our Engineering team.

Tim Williams has joined us in the role of VMware & Linux Engineer at our London office. Tim is a Linux expert and has several years of experience in the ISP & Managed Hosting sectors in London and Cape Town, South Africa where he originally hails from. Tim will be working closely with our Linux managed hosting and Virtual Data Centre customers.

We welcome Tim to Qube and look forward to working with you!