An OS upgrade, cross-IaaS services, R Shiny apps, and more!
Here’s the latest on how we’ve been trying to make cloud.gov simpler and more secure. (If you find yourself needing to explain cloud.gov to coworkers or leadership, take a look at our new two-pager!)
In the past, we’ve had issues with users being notified of a sandbox purge even though the sandbox didn’t actually get cleared. So in order to provide a more seamless experience, cloud.gov now offers S3 service plans for sandboxes that automatically clear your S3 contents whenever your sandbox is cleared.
On Tuesday January 9 from 17:09 EST to approximately 23:42 EST (6 hours and 33 minutes), the cloud.gov platform and customer applications were unavailable. This was the longest and most significant outage in the history of our platform. No data was lost.
cloud.gov is tracking the recent public disclosure of vulnerabilities in modern CPUs, named the Meltdown and Spectre attacks.
We are taking all available steps to mitigate the impact of these vulnerabilities. No customer action is required.