About us

Over the past 10 years we have been offering various VPS plans on Bytesized We were however not very free in the way we could create these plans, mostly because of restrictions in the underlying technologies that we build on top of. We also felt that we couldn't offer the same user experience as on our Appbox service.

That's why we created a new software platform based on open-source technology. This gives us the freedom to add features we need and build awesome products on top of these technologies.

Aethernal is built on-top of LXD containers (with full VMs coming in the future) and uses a Ceph storage system to dynmically create disks for these containers. This gives you the ability to have a prepaid dynamic container, which you can modify at any time. Some of the modifications include upgrading/downgrading the CPU and RAM, the amount of disks available or the required bandwidth you use and yes of course root access.

Every Aethernal container (we call them Capsules) comes pre-installed with Aethernal Agent. Aethernal Agent is a new open-source software manager that we have written from scratch. Because of the open-source nature it's transparant any developer can contribute apps that you can then install on your Capsule.

We are big fans of open-development. You can view our milestones on Gitlab and contribute suggestions and priorities for us to work on.

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What is Bytesized?

Bytesized is a company specialised in custom hosting solution based on open-source technology. We take existing solutions and build our own amazing user-experience on top of it. This means that you can be productive from the first second you start using our tools.

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LXD is a next generation system container manager. It offers a user experience similar to virtual machines but using Linux containers instead. It's image based with pre-made images available for a wide number of Linux distributions and is built around a very powerful, yet pretty simple, REST API.

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The power of Ceph can transform your organization’s IT infrastructure and your ability to manage vast amounts of data. If your organization runs applications with different storage interface needs, Ceph is for you! Ceph’s foundation is the Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store (RADOS), which provides your applications with object, block, and file system storage in a single unified storage cluster—making Ceph flexible, highly reliable and easy for you to manage.

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