Cloud Platform – Release Notes: September 3, 2013

Updated by Richard Seroter on Oct 17, 2013

New Features (1)

  • Vertical Autoscale. Customers can now view, create, edit, apply and delete CPU Autoscale policies for cloud servers. User-defined ranges specify the maximum and minimum number of CPUs allowed for a server, and the user-defined thresholds identify at which utilization values the servers should scale up -- and scale down -- its CPU assignment. Autoscale policies can be applied to servers based on Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6, and Ubuntu 10/12 x64.Please see additional KB articles "Creating and applying Autoscale policies" and "Autoscale FAQs" for more information about this exciting feature.

Minor Enhancements (4)

  • Role-based access improvements.Platform is maturing how role-based access controls work, and this sprint featured significant work at the foundational level. Customers can see a peek of this work in action by seeing that Server Administrators can now see public and private IP addresses (but cannot claim or release them).
  • Improved credit card processing. We upgraded our underlying services to provide an even better customer experience and significantly reduce the opportunity for fraud in the CenturyLink Cloud.
  • Hot add of server resources. Add CPU and memory to servers without a reboot. Applies to servers based on Windows Server 2012 Datacenter Edition, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/ 6, and Ubuntu 10/12 x64. Note that while RAM capacity is added instantly, some OSes require your manual intervention for the server to see the new RAM.
  • Retired Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition template. We have retired the Windows Server 2012 Standard template and ask all customers to use the powerful Windows Server 2012 Data Center Edition template. There is no price difference for users of the other Windows Server 2012 editions.

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