Scalr 4.4.0 released!
Today we’re glad to announce our greatest Scalr release of yet, 4.4.0, is now available on github under the open source Apache 2 license.
I’d like to take a moment here to thank some outstanding community members who provided the feedback and troubleshooting necessary in making this release. They are Rick Brown; Andy Lukens; our friends at Creationline, IDC Frontier, and OSS Korea; Hanzhao Gao, Liu Tao, Jeremy Koerber, and of course Donovan Bray. Thank you!
Additionally, I’d like to share some numbers on the growth of the project. When we first started out, any week that saw a download was considered a good one. On a day like today, we get as many as we’d have then in six months. Even the Scalr discussion group has grown, and now boasts over 500 members; of course community participation is at an all time high.
So what’s new in 4.4.0?
The latest version of Scalr ships with the last few months of our hard work, namely with:
- A completely redesigned Farm Designer (expect a detailed blog post by our lead designer to follow soon!)
- Global Variables available as Environment Variables
- Full VPC support
- Comprehensive Database Status panels
The astute reader will observe that some of these features, plus those coming up fall into somewhat of a different category from what we usually focus our efforts on: Scaling and Automation.
That’s for a good reason. The number of Fortune 500 companies deploying and using Scalr has gone up (lucratively!) in the last few months, as so has the overall number of companies managing large fleets of servers. As a consequence, we’ve increased the priority of our management & governance feature requests.
You can fetch the code from Github - make sure you select the 4.4.0-RELEASE branch - and to update your Scalr installation, you’ll need to pull new files, then run the upgrade scripts found in the
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