Author: Lola Carrero

What's IPv6

What’s IPv6?

The Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 is a version of the Internet Protocol (IP). The Internet Protocol allows to transfer data through a network to IP addresses (IPv4 or IPv6), which identify the different devices that are connected to the Internet, allowing communications among them. The IPv6 protocol presents significant improvements in terms of

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what's oversubscription on cloud computing

What’s the oversubscription of resources in cloud computing?

The concept “oversubscription” is a term often used when talking about cloud computing. The oversubscription of resources in cloud computing happens when a shared hosting or Public Cloud provider offers a series of computing resources that exceed the available capacity, because they assume customers don’t use all the resources offered. However, oversubscription isn’t a new

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System and server monitoring Stackscale

Why is server and IT system monitoring necessary?

A good monitoring system is indispensable for optimizing IT system administration and increasing efficiency. All the data stored in the monitoring systems and logs is really important both for predicting problems and being proactive. At Stackscale we are aware of the importance of system monitoring services, that is why we integrate them in every project

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secure connection with VPN

What’s a VPN and why do we use it at Stackscale

Using a VPN or Virtual Private Network allows to create a secure and encrypted connection between two points. For instance, for connecting to the dashboard of our Private Cloud without it being accessible over the Internet. At the end of this post we will talk about which are the VPN solutions we recommend and use.

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Plan a secure migration to the cloud

5 key elements for a secure migration to the cloud

When migrating to the cloud, security must be taken into consideration from the beginning. By preparing a secure migration to the cloud, you will not only avoid many risks, but also save a lot of time and money. From your company’s current security measures to regulatory requirements and cloud security best practices, there are many

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What are Internet Exchange Points?

Internet Exchange Points, an essential role on the Internet

Internet Exchange Points or IXPs are a key element of the functioning of the Internet. The Internet has become an essential tool for many people. Thousands of millions of people use it every day for checking their email, visiting their favorite websites and purchasing among the thousands of eCommerce sites existing. Many people know how

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Choosing an OpenVPN client

Which OpenVPN clients to use and how to install them

The OpenVPN clients we recommend at Stackscale are: the open source OpenVPN client for Windows, the open source TunnelBlick solution for Mac OS and, for Linux, an OpenVPN package that can be easily installed.  How to install OpenVPN on Linux You can install the OpenVPN client on Linux following one of the following options, depending

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All Internet servers together draw the world map

This impressive world map is made of dots that symbolize the most representative data centers with Internet servers of the world. According to the last studies, in 2017 there was more than 8.5 million data centers in the world. However, it is difficult to know the exact number due to the great variety of these

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Cloud computing glossary

The most common terms in cloud computing

In this post we want to collect the most common terms in cloud computing; from basic concepts such as the cloud service models and types to more specialized concepts related to cloud computing. Let’s start from the beginning… What’s cloud computing? Cloud computing is a computing resources and services distribution model —from applications to storage

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1 minute on the Internet summary infographic

What happens on the Internet in one minute?

A lot of data and actions fit in 60 seconds on the Internet. The Internet has become an indispensable element in the daily lives of more and more people around the world. We use it for learning, looking for information, reading the newspaper, find directions, shopping… We have gradually integrated it in our professional and

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