Cloud 66 changelog
Cloud 66 changelog

New Ruby versions released





For our Rails/Rack users, the latest Ruby security patch releases are now available. This includes Ruby 3.0.2, 2.7.4 and 2.6.8. For more information, see the official release notes.

Traffic Enhancements (Part 2)





Following up from yesterday's traffic announcement, we now support allowing and blocking web traffic by Country! Take a look at your application's Network >> Traffic pages for this new traffic filter.

Note that older applications will need to update via their application updates to use of this functionality. For more on the this new functionality please see our help documentation.

Traffic Enhancements (Part 1)





I am happy to announce that today we have released the first part of our Traffic enhancement work. With this release, we now have the long awaited support for locking traffic to your load balancer! Also included in this release is automatic support for ModSec AND OWASP rule sets. We have also brought CORS configuration forward to the UI (previously this was manifest-only). Take a look at your application's Network >> Traffic page for to see the new options.

Please note that existing applications will need to update via their application updates in order to make use of Modsec and OWASP functionality. For more on the this new functionality please see our help documentation.

More network/traffic enhancements are on their way, so watch this space!

Extended Application Health Check





We now support extended application health checks. Before this improvement, application health check were not configurable.

Now, our customers can configure the health check either through the UI or their manifest. You can specify the health check endpoint, accepted status codes, timeout, max redirects etc. For more information, you can take a look at Application Health Check Docs

The extended application health checks now allow you configure them to run after each deployment with a Post Deployment Health Check. Also, the new "cooldown" parameter specifies the time it will wait to run the Post Deployment Health Check after each deployment (should you required a gap).

Webhook History





Building a CI/CD pipeline with Cloud 66 usually involves using webhooks to start a build or deployment once new code has been committed into the repo.

Now you can see all of the recent webhooks coming into your Cloud 66 account in one place and inspect them for payload or timing issues.

Webhook History can be found under the Audit tab of your account.

NGINX v1.20.x Now Supported





I am happy to announce that we now support a newer version of NGINX for new servers running Ubuntu 18.04. This is the culmination of a lot of work to include various modules, so we're pretty pleased about this one! In fact, the compilation process was such a challenge, we decided to open source our work here!

Any new servers created from now will benefit from this NGINX update immediately; you can also use an application update to upgrade existing servers (although this is of course a less desirable approach). See the list of the modules we now support by default in our help documentation.

Note: Although we have some NGINX configuration changes coming, your existing configurations should still work with the new NGINX version; please contact support if you encounter any issues around that!

Maxihost partners with Cloud 66





We are pleased to announce that Cloud 66 is partnering with Maxihost, a global bare metal cloud provider built for developers.

Maxihost builds a platform that combines the compute power and security of bare metal servers with the automation capabilities of the cloud, allowing developers to deploy Intel and ARM-based dedicated servers in minutes across different locations around the world.

For more information check out our announcement blog post.

HAProxy v2.2 Now Supported





We now support installation of HAProxy v2.2 by default. This version includes various performance improvements. Take a look at the release notes here. With the recent release of support for multiple HAProxy instances on an application, you can now scale up a newer version of HAProxy in parallel with your existing one, and switch over (after testing) at your leisure!

Application Health Checks





Today we are releasing another feature to help our customers be more confident about their application deployments: Application Health Checks. Application Health Checks test your application endpoint's connectivity via HTTP from different data centers around the world.

Using Application Health Checks you can identify potential issues and narrow them down to DNS, network or application issues to help you with fast and reliable connectivity and availability checks for your applications.

Application Health Checks are available to all Cloud 66 customers for free.

Introducing Application Private Networks





Today we roll out a significant new feature to all of our products (and for all of our customers) - Application Private Networks.

An Application Private Network, or APN for short, is a VPN that connects all of your application servers. It also makes it possible for you to connect to your application servers through a secure VPN tunnel from your PC or mobile phone. It's backed by Wireguard - the leading VPN solution for Linux.

Take a look at our announcement blog post for more!