First full-time employee
2 weeks, 1 day ago
After years of part-time work, we have welcomed our first full FTE to the company. This employee will be responsible for the growth of Cloudbear and the running of the day-to-day operations.
Throughout the last months we have made significant changes to our infrastructure. We have partnered up with some great fully European Cloud providers to support even better services, based on the latest and greatest.
These changes allow us to scale better with customers needs and be ready for the future. Most of our servers have been moved to Nedzone, Steenbergen and our Managed Cloud services are now located in Iron Mountain, Amsterdam.
Infrastructure and network upgrades
Our infrastructure has been upgraded in the last couple of months, from a small network to a network spanning multiple datacenters. This with 240km of fibers between our datacenters, connecting our network together at multiple 10Gbit links.
These upgrades are a part of the merge into Cloudbear B.V. and our new focus: managed multi-datacenter services. With our new infrastructure, we are able to offer lower latencies, more capacity and even better managed hosting services.
Cloudbear B.V. started
In the beginning of 2019, we teamed up with CVO-Technologies - a company specialised in providing (managed) hosting services from their own infrastructure. With this partnership, we transformed into an B.V. and moved into our office in Eindhoven.
0100Dev hosting => Cloudbear
After years of preparation we welcome you to our new brand and website: Cloudbear. We, the people of 0100Dev, have been working for the last couple of years to improve our hosting services. As a result, we gained a lot of knowledge about the hosting industry and invented ways to give our services the attention they need.
As 0100Dev is a development company by heart, we have decided to split into a second company that focuses on hosting, with its own name, logo, panel and infrastructure. From this date forward, we will be known as Cloudbear.
Own rack and network
In preparation of Cloudbear, we have started setting up and configuring our network. We received our AS and rented our first rack at Data Facilities, Spijkenisse. Within weeks our core network was both up-and-running and battle-tested to withstand many different scenarios. We deployed our first customer in weeks and moved our servers to the new infrastructure.
Sold Minecraft hosting
After a year of hosting websites and Minecraft servers, we decided to move to the next chapter of 0100Dev: we sold our Minecraft hosting. We served nearly 1000 Minecraft servers, managed over 10 physical servers and mitigated a lot of DDoS attacks.
By selling our Minecraft hosting, we started changing our target customer to (small) companies and, as a result, we professionalized our product offering.
Started Minecraft hosting
After we built a lot of sites, we moved into the Minecraft industry. Here, we focused on large communities which required reliable Minecraft servers. We expanded our webservers with specific Minecraft servers and colocated them.
Bought first server
From the moment we were officially registered, it had been a roller coaster. We finished a lot of projects and got asked whether we hosted websites ourselves. Due to popular demand, we bought our first webserver, colocated it and put it, after some testing, into production for our customers.
After months of preparation, we went to the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and registered 0100Dev together with the additional trade name “Dev App Software” for our software (as 0100Dev is not supported in namespaces). From here on, we started developing websites for customers using a shared webhosting package.