Sandstorm Blog

  • Results of discontinuing the free plan October 28, 2018
    Recently we made the tough decision to end Sandstorm Oasis’s free plan. This change has now been made and the dust is settled. (If you’re affected and are unsure how to export your data, see my previo …
  • How to download your Oasis data October 18, 2018
    We announced in August that Oasis’s free plan would be discontinued on October 14. As I explained then, we were forced to do this as Oasis costs $1500 per month to run, but was only earning $828 per m …
  • Oasis free plan will be discontinued October 14 August 27, 2018
    Update: This change has now taken effect. Looking for help downloading your data from Oasis? See our latest blog post » Starting October 14, 2018, Sandstorm Oasis’s “free” plan will be discontinued. U …
  • HTTP proxy rewrite and other updates February 19, 2018
    Development of Sandstorm continues! Despite now having a day job, I still spent a lot of my free time working on Sandstorm. This past weekend, I deleted some of the oldest code in Sandstorm. This is t …
  • Sandstorm UI now available in Chinese, Dutch October 28, 2017
    As of last week’s Sandstorm release (version 0.216), the Sandstorm UI is (mostly) now internationalized, meaning text has been moved out of the interface into separate translation tables. This work wa …
  • We're changing the way identities work May 8, 2017
    UPDATE September 2, 2017: This change has been fully released and will roll out to all servers within the next 24 hours. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be making a major change to the way Sandstorm han …
  • The Sandstorm Team is joining Cloudflare March 13, 2017
    Recently, we announced that Sandstorm is returning to its community roots, transitioning away from being a for-profit startup and towards being a community-effort, open source project. The Sandstorm t …
  • Sandstorm gets a security review March 2, 2017
    Sandstorm recently underwent a security review by DevCore Inc., commissioned by Department of Cyber Security of Taiwan. The company has in the past found RCEs in big-name services like Uber and Facebo …
  • Impact of Cloudflare security advisory on Sandstorm Oasis February 28, 2017
    A few days ago, Cloudflare disclosed a security bug in their services which may have leaked secrets from sites which use Cloudflare. Sandstorm uses Cloudflare as a cache in front of our web site and S …
  • Sandstorm is returning to its community roots February 6, 2017
    Most people know Sandstorm as an open source, community-driven project aiming to enable self-hosting of cloud services and to make it possible for open source web apps to compete with today’s cloud se …