How To Protect Your LayerStack Account

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We believe that user experience and security are important to customers. That is the motivation why we keep improving these two criteria. In the early 2018, LayerStack launched a new panel feature, Two-factor authentication, to enhance the security by applying an extra layer of security in login level.

Two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, is a way for identity verification. It not just requires the login name and password, and also a set of information that securely known by the users. 2FA could help preventing your account being hacked so as to protect customers’ information.
How LayerStack 2FA works

Users need to enter their preset login name and password together with the time-based-one-time password (OTP) generated by OATH mobile application like Google Authentication, Authy, Duo, HDE OTP, etc. This OTP is valid to certain devices that only you have access to, it could be any devices. After enabling 2FA in LayerPanel, customers need to use their 2nd factor to login every time. Using mobile application for generating token guaranteed that you are in full control of the security because you are the mobile owner.


2FA helps enhancing your accounts’ safety

Passwords alone may not be as infallible as you think. Cyber attackers have the power to test thousands of passwords combinations in seconds. So if you are not using 2FA, we highly recommend you to enable this security feature to protect your account as well as your cloud servers. It will offer you an extra layer of protection, besides passwords. It’s hard for cyber criminals to get the second authentication factor, they would have to be much closer to you. This drastically reduces their chances to succeed.

For more details about the set up procedures, please refer to https://www.layerstack.com/docs/guides/How-to-Enable-Two-Factor-Authentication-in-LayerPanel


Please let us know if you would like to have other features in LayerStack

We welcome all valuable comments and suggestions from you and we would like to make sure you enjoy our service provided. Please leave your feedback in LayerPanel and it will definitely help us to be constantly improving our services.

香港亞太雲端科技博覽邀請函

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我們期待著您的光臨!

屆時我們的雲服務專家將與您介紹我們一系列的雲端產品,並一起探討您的需求及想法!

我們將在博覽分享:

  • 新功能: Restful API
  • 新功能: 用戶權限管理
  • 雲伺服器
  • CloudNet 雲架構

我們很榮幸有此機會與您會面,到時侯見!

此致
LayerStack

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Invitation To The Cloud Expo Asia 2018

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We are looking forward to welcoming you at our booth!

We cordially invite you to take a detailed look at our cloud products and discuss your needs and ideas with our experts. See you soon in HKCEC? We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Our presentation in Cloud Expo will focus on:

  • New: Restful API
  • New: User Permission Management
  • Cloud Servers
  • CloudNet

Your presence will do us great honor and we are happy for the opportunity to meet with you. Hope to see you there.

Sincerely,
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LayerStack unveils CloudNet for self-resources management

LayerStack unveiled CloudNet to serve as an elastic cloud solution which enables self-resources management.

In early October, LayerStack launched CloudNet in both Hong Kong and Singapore data centers to meet a high demand on a mechanism for flexible resources management. Indeed, we succeeded in developing and deploying a more elastic cloud environment upon the clients’ request. Most of the CloudNet users can now scale up, scale down and scale out instances at any time based on their needs or tasks’ requirement.

Use cases

CloudNet provides a stable cloud environment for enterprises to improve efficiencies with resources management. Here are some examples from our existing clients:

Organizations

  • Allocate resources to multiple instances for different departments.
  • Operate different POS applications for different branches and different brands.
  • Set up two or more instances for load balancing web traffic over multiple instances.

System Integrators

  • Centralized management and simplifies operation for different clients.
  • Ideal environment for testing and development, especially for the short-term project.

Reseller

  • Easily duplicate instance with the same configuration, applications and workloads in minutes.
  • Easily create customized instances with different resources to address different client’s needs.

Web/ Application Developers

  • Immediately executing a program by creating a staging server for testing and development via private network.
  • Scale the database instance up and down easily for better extracting, transforming and loading (ETL) performance.

The standard service plan comes with 8 vCPU, 16GB RAM, 400GB SSD storage, 4 IP addresses and 50GB image storage at the price of US$75. You can also order some extra compute resources based on your needs.

Get started with LayerStack CloudNet today. For More details please visit https://www.layerstack.com/cloudnet

LayerStack 推出CloudNet雲架構以提供靈活資源管理

LayerStack unveiled CloudNet to serve as an elastic cloud solution which enables self-resources management.

LayerStack於本年10月初在香港及新加坡數據中心推出CloudNet雲架構以滿足市埸對靈活資源管理的需求。我們成功開發出一個更具彈性的雲端環境,CloudNet雲架構用戶現在可根據不同項目的需要,隨時擴大、縮小或增加虛擬機。

CloudNet雲架構為企業提供穩定的雲端服務環境,提高資源管理效率。以下是一些LayerStack現有客戶的例子:

機構

  • 部署多台虛擬機,供不同部門各自使用。
  • 為不同的分店或品牌營運獨立的POS零售系統。
  • 設置兩部或以上的虛擬機, 為網站流量進行負載平衡。

系統集成商 (System Integrators)

  • 集中管理及簡化營運,提高客戶管理效率。
  • 短期測試和項目開發的理想環境。

銷商(Reseller)

  • 在數分鐘內即可輕鬆複製虛擬機 (具備相同配置、應用程式及數據資料)。
  • 輕鬆建立自定義的虛擬機,分配不同資源以滿足不同客戶的需求。

頁/應用程開發人員

  • 建立預備 (staging) 環境及通過私人網絡進行測試和開發
  • 輕鬆配置資料庫,以獲得更好的提取、轉換及載入(ETL)效能。

CloudNet基本服務計劃只需$585/月起,包括8個vCPU、16GB RAM、400GB SSD儲存空間、4個IP地址及50GB映像容量,您亦可根據不同需求訂購額外的運算資源。

立即部署LayerStack CloudNet雲架構。更多詳細信息,請瀏覽https://www.layerstack.com/zh-hk/cloudnet

LayerStack expands its product category with high storage cloud

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LayerStack expands its product set in Q4 of 2017 to support a great variety of IT purpose like data management and cloud storage. Regarding the customers’ demand on reliable cloud server with high storage, we are glad to introduce a new service – High Storage Cloud Servers to assist developers and enterprises to cope with storage-centric challenges. LayerStack’ s High Storage Cloud Servers leverages the storage for Customer Relationship Management applications, file sharing, backup, database, mail server, etc.

This storage intense service contains 500 GB, 750 GB or 1000 GB storage which cost only half of the standard plan. It is designed for enterprises or individuals who simply need a cost-effective high storage cloud solution with standard compute and network performance.

Use Cases

A variety of usages can benefit from our High Storage Cloud Servers:

Backup Server

This high storage capacity server is perfect to serve as a backup server to protect your critical assets including operating systems, applications, website data and database for recovery purpose.

Database Server

High storage cloud servers can be set up as a database server for storing space demanding files which are not frequently access at a lower cost.

File Sharing and collaboration applications

It is essential for a company to have file sharing systems and collaboration applications like Team Messaging Apps or Project Management Apps which enhance the efficiencies of the employees.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Server

This new launched cloud server also enables our customers to operate CRM application for storing and managing large amount of clients’ information at a lower price.

Mail Server

Building mail server could be the best solution for your business to handle and store plenty of business emails in/out every day. It also enables you to access the raw email files and check the mail server logs.

Archiving Server

Archiving business emails, conversations or messages for internal records which is traceable for compliance requirements.

Get started with LayerStack High Storage Cloud. For more details please visit https://www.layerstack.com/cloud-servers.

保護您的業務資料的最佳方法

WannaCry,席捲全球的勒索軟件,幾天之內影響150個國家至少達二十萬部電腦。受害者包括政府部門、醫院及企業。WannaCry利用微軟的文件共享系統  —  伺服器訊息區塊(SMB)漏洞惡意散播及自動植入勒索軟件,將受影響電腦內所有檔案加密並勒索要求比特幣。幾乎所有受害者未能及時作出反應,導致資料被毀壞,揭示普遍企業缺乏網絡安全意識及應對措施。

WannaCry利用SMB漏洞散播攻擊,用戶可通過關閉SMBv1服務加強預防,避免受攻擊。另外, WannaCry針對微軟Windows系統進行攻擊,用戶應定期更新Windows作業系統及其他應用程式軟件,可大大減低漏洞出現的機會。

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如何遠離勒索軟件?

除了安裝防毒軟件偵測異常情況,企業亦可加強員工網絡安全意識。以下四個簡單提示可減低業務的威脅及損失。

  1. 避免開啟來歷不明的郵件、檔案或連結
  2. 設置較複雜的密碼 (包含大寫字母、符號和數字)
  3. 定期更新應用程式及軟件
  4. 定期作資料備份!

惡意程式清除軟件足以保護您的重要資料嗎?

惡意程式清除軟件只能保護您的伺服器而非重要資料。 但是任何網絡攻擊或您的錯誤點擊都可能導致客戶數據或重要業務資料遺失。 因此,備份方案是保護重要資料的最佳方法之一。

Acronics異地備份及復原方案如何保護您的重要資料?

Acronis 異地備份方案,提供影像及文件備份和修復解決方案。備份管理系統容易操作,您可以輕鬆設置每日、每周或每月的備份計劃。此外,Acronis備份方案設有高安全性 256 位元 AES 加密的資料保護。最重要是,Acronis將您的重要資料進行異地備份至新加坡數據中心,保障您企業的資料復原。

詳情請瀏覽以下網址。https://www.layerstack.com/zh-hk/acronis

What is the best way to protect your business data?

A ransomware named WannaCry impacted over 150 countries and 200,000 computers in just a few days. Victims include government departments, hospitals and other enterprises. Exploiting vulnerabilities in Server Message Block service (SMB) in Microsoft operating system to spread and execute intrusion attacks viciously. SMB is a system for file sharing between computers. WannaCry used its defects to implant the ransomware. WannaCry locked and encrypted all files on a computer system and extorted the victims for digital currency Bitcoin. Nearly all of the victims failed to respond promptly which resulted in victim’s data loss. This revealed the fact that many enterprises and individuals lack consciousness of cybersecurity.

WannaCry used SMB defect to enforce attacks. Users could enhance the precaution by disabling the SMBv1 file protocol in Windows to avoid the attack. Moreover, regular updates of Windows, other applications and software will help significantly reducing the potential defects.

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4 simple Tips to stay away from ransomware

Apart from installing Anti-Virus software, you could enhance the cyber-safety awareness of your employees. The following 4 steps could simply reduce most threats and losses of your business server.

  1. Avoid opening of suspicious emails, attachments and links
  2. Set complicated passwords with combination of capital letters, symbols and numbers
  3. Update software and applications frequently
  4. Backup data regularly!

Is Anti-malware enough for protecting your data?

Anti-malware could only protect your server but not data. However, any cyberattack or your careless “mis-click” could cause losing client data and important business information. Therefore, backup solution is one of the best ways to secure your data.

How could Acronis Offsite backup solution protect your data?

Acronics Offsite Backup offers image and file backup and restore solution. The backup management system is user friendly that you can easily set backup schedule for daily, weekly and monthly backup. Besides, your data will be protected with high secure AES-256 bit encryption. Most importantly, all the data will be backed up to Acronis Singapore datacenter to safeguard your data recovery.

For more details of Acronics Offsite Backup solution, please visit https://www.layerstack.com/acronis.

Hello world! A new cloud chapter has begun at LayerStack

LayerStack is an IaaS provider leveraging on hardware and networks to provide stable and high performance cloud to assist our clients to achieve their business objectives. Our cloud servers built on redundant platform powered by Openstack, has led us to the creation of multiple solutions for the cloud deployment. Also with a team of cloud experts, we monitor hardware and networks 24/7 to ensure low latency connectivity and stable performance.

Get Started in LayerStack Cloud, Sign up and deploy your first solution in under five minutes. For details please visit at https://www.layerstack.com/cloud-servers.

您好, 世界! 這是雲端服務的新開始 – LayerStack

我們是基礎設施即服務 (IaaS) 的雲端服務供應商, 充分利用及優化硬件和網絡以提供穩定和高效能的雲端方案,以協助客戶實現其業務目標。 我們的雲伺服器建基於 Openstack 的冗餘架構上,為雲端部署創建了多種解決方案。我們亦擁有經驗豐富的雲端技術團隊,24/7 全天候監控硬件和網絡狀況,以確保低延遲的線路連接和穩定效能。

立即於LayerStack 開始,在五分鐘內即可完成註冊及部署您的第一個雲端服務。詳情請瀏覽https://www.layerstack.com/zh-hk/cloud-servers.