Happy 2017 and welcome to the Cloud 66 Changelog. Please take a quick look at the latest changes that went out this week!
Today, we are thrilled to announce a new fantastic feature available to our users, called Binary Backups. This feature provides a fast method to create and restore backups for a large database, while the server is still up and running. To achieve that we are taking a snapshot of your database service and applying required logs to have a consistent data folder. As a result, you can restore your data on your server to the same state as it was at the time of backups.
For more details visit our blog Faster Backups for your Databases.
The new Ubuntu v16.04 is now available at Cloud 66! This means that from now on, servers on the new stacks will be provisioned with Ubuntu 16.04. And the servers on the old stacks will continue to use Ubuntu 14.04.
We strongly recommended that you switch to the newest version of Ubuntu, as soon as possible, so you can benefit from all the new upgrades.
Read our blog, Ubuntu 16.06 Support for more information.
Cloud 66 ChatOps: Igor
We are happy to introduce a new feature available to Cloud 66 customers called Igor, a Cloud 66 ChatOps bot. Igor is an open source Slack-bot that will act as your very own personal assistant that operates on your stacks directly from the Slack chat window.
To find out more check out our blog, Say hello to Cloud 66 ChatOps: Igor
From now on
cloud66-user is created on all new services across all cloud providers and registered services, as opposed to
root for various clouds. This takes out the guesswork for the user as it provides consistency.
For example: deploy hooks, once written, will work consistently across all clouds. :)
Elasticsearch v5.0.2 is now available at Cloud 66. This version included some bug fixes related to Elasticsearch 5.0.0 and 5.0.1.
We are pleased to announce we rolled out phase 1 of our new buildgrid system. We increased the amount of CPU cores and memory for each build tasks and also how many builds can be run in parallel. More new cool features will be released soon.
Cloud 66 for Node
With this release, we are happy to announce the support for Meteor, a new Node framework available at Cloud 66. Meteor was frequently requested on our UserVoice page. Thank you for your votes!
Read more on Node frameworks available at Cloud 66
Cloud 66 Events Timeline:
Webinar, Thursday 26th January at 6pm UTC
Join our webinar with DigitalOcean and learn how to deploy scalable Meteor and Node application with Digital Ocean and Cloud 66.
Codemotion Rome, Friday 24th March
Daniel will guide you through the inside/out steps of Docker. He will talk about the 'real' real-word of stacking containers in production. Join the conference!
CLOUD 66 SLACK COMMUNITY:
Get involved by taking part in our Cloud 66 Slack Community. You can also access it via Cloud 66 dashboard.