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Tips and Tricks from the Go2Guys

How to Set up a Linux Cloud Server

Step 1: Login to your Account

Login to your account. If you don’t have an account you can sign up for a 5 day free trial here.

You are now in the Control Panel, from here you can Control all your servers, create new servers, drives, VLAN’s and more.

Step 2: Add a New Server

You will now add a New Ubuntu Server using on of our Pre-Installed images.

Click the “Add” button.

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New Linux Pre-Installed Images added

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In keeping with all of the image updates we have been making available on the platform this week, the Go2Guys have refreshed and added new Linux Pre-Installed images.

Now you can go from Zero to a New Linux Server in 60 seconds. Just login to your account or sign up for a 5 day free trial and add a New Linux Server using one of the following new Images:

  • Debian 7.4 (Wheezy)
  • Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
  • Ubuntu Linux 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)
  • Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
  • centOS Linux 6.5

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How to Set up a Windows 2012 R2 Cloud Server

Step 1: Login to your Account

Login to your account. If you don’t have an account you can sign up for a 5 day free trial here.

You are now in the Control Panel, from here you can Control all your servers, create new servers, drives, VLAN’s and more.

Step 2: Add a New Server

You will now add a New Windows 2012 R2 Server using on of our Pre-Installed images.

Click the “Add” button.

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New Open Source Images added to Library

The beauty of Open Source is that there really are a great number of Appliances and Software that you can make use of, and there is no easier way to enable these great applications than to make use of a Go2Cloud Cloud Server.

Whilst it is easy for you to upload your own custom installer into your account and make use of it, the Go2Guys hope to make things even easier by providing an ever growing library of Software Images and Appliances for you to make use of.

One of the great providers of Linux based appliances is Turnkey Linux, we have taken the liberty of adding that latest versions of a number of their images. You will find the following images under “Self-Install” in the Go2Cloud Control Panel read more…

New and Updated Windows Images

The Go2Guys have been hard at work updating our existing Windows Pre-Install images as well as Creating some new ones.

Sign up for a Go2Cloud account today and take one of these images for a spin. Experience what it is like to go from Zero to Fully Functional Windows server in a matter of Minutes.

We have just added the following New Images :

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (Own License)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (Subscription License)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with SQL 2014 Web Edition (Subscription License)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard with SQL 2014 Standard Edition (Subscription License)

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Control Panel Enhancements 3 of 3

The third instalment in our series on the latest updates to the Go2Cloud Control Panel is around some enhancements to changing some of your server settings (namely CPU and Firewall) while the server is still running.

While our platform offers complete flexibility and scalability of your servers, there was often a need to restart your server for some of those changes to take effect.

We are continually working to improve the real-time scalability of the platform and have introduced 2 new updates. read more…

Control Panel Enhancements 1 of 3

The team here at Go2Cloud have been hard at work over the past few months adding some great new features to our platform.

Over the next couple of days we will introduce you to some of our favourites.

First on the list is our Shiny New In-Browser VNC access.

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WARNING – Cloud Disillusionment Approaching

Overheard at a coffee shop the other day:

Gartner Hype Cycle

Gartner Hype Cycle. Credit to @takeshiDAS

“I’m sick and tired of the HYPE around Cloud Computing”

You would think that given the business we are in, I should have been concerned by that statement and yet … I was actually ecstatic!

Here is why…

Have you ever heard of the Gartner Hype Cycle?

Our smart friends over at Gartner use the simple graphic you see above in order to plot the maturity and adoption of various technologies. It is broken down into 5 specific phases as follows:
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