In Q3 of FY2019, In the last quarter, we’ve deployed the platform about 150 times. Most of these fixes were patches, security updates, and configuration changes. This month, there was a major release of the cf-deployment: v12.0.0. We’ve integrated this release into our deployment, applied our normal changes to it, tested it, and deployed it.
We want to talk about two crucial aspects of being a cloud provider: consistency and predictability. Consistency is the ability to do something the same way every time, and predictability means that you can count on it happening. When it comes to communicating changes about our platform, we believe we have been neither consistent nor predictable, and we’d like to talk about how we intend to change that.
Cloud.gov’s funding source (the Acquisition Services Fund) requires us to review our expenditures and adjust rates to cover the cost of running the service. Starting on October 1, 2019, new interagency agreements (including renewals) will use the following prices. Agreements already in place will not change, and any modification or amendment to an existing agreement in FY20 will retain the original rate until FY21.
Curious what’s new that you might find helpful as a cloud.gov user? Here are highlights from our recent changes.
Background: We announced on February 26 that cloud.gov would remove support for the cflinuxfs2 stack (the operating system image for applications). This was the default stack for cloud.gov applications deployed before April 15. On April 15 we set the default stack for new applications to cflinuxfs3.
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.