Cudo Compute development update – April 2023

We've been working hard to release several new features, updates, and improvements to the Cudo Compute platform - here is the April 2023 update!

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Jim Freeman
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It's that time of the month again, and we're excited to share all the updates we've been working on at Cudo Compute! In the past few weeks, we've been working hard to release several new features, updates, and improvements to our platform. Here's what we've been up to.

Releases

Billing Engine Update

We're thrilled to announce the release of our new billing and invoicing system. This update will automatically create subscriptions based on your compute consumption on the platform. When you create an invoice, you’ll receive a notification and be able to view all of your outstanding invoices and billing metrics within our console. This new billing engine aims to simplify the billing process for our users, allowing you to focus more on your work and less on managing your invoices.

Windows 10 Support

We've officially launched support for Windows 10 on Cudo Compute. This release is on a Bring Your Own License basis, but you can now select Windows when deploying virtual machines inside Cudo Compute. This new addition will open up more opportunities for users to run their applications on our platform.

Screenshot of the Cudo Compute platform's Windows 10 support

Hourly and Monthly Pricing UX Updates

When we went live with our new VM wizard a few weeks ago, we only showed pricing in hours. We've updated this to give you the option to show live pricing hourly or monthly, and it even remembers your choice for the next time you visit! This update will make it easier for our users to understand the costs associated with running their workloads on our platform.

Additional Capacity in UK & Sweden

We've gone live with additional compute capacity in the UK (London) and Sweden. This update has added nearly 3000 CPUs to our capacity in London and expanded our availability of Nvidia RTX A4000 and A5000s in Sweden. This increased capacity aims to ensure that our users have the resources to run their workloads on our platform without any limitations.

New Pricing Page

We've released our new pricing page live on Cudo Compute. This page provides a user-friendly interface allowing you to browse our specifications, locations, and pricing range. It's worth noting that signing up and building a virtual machine will give you more options to customize your resources such as CPU, RAM, and disk space. This new pricing page aims to make it easier for our users to understand the costs of using our platform.

Screenshot of the Cudo Compute platform's new pricing page

Backend Architecture Updates

We’ve modified our backend software to enable us to support multiple customers in our supplier environments. This change streamlines our onboarding process and future-proofs the platform for the seamless onboarding of new suppliers. The upgrade also facilitates platform scaling in the future.

Brand New Blog

Yes, this one! We've launched our new blog to improve responsiveness and remove reliance on any third-party systems. You should see lots more content here over the coming weeks and months!

Screenshot of the Cudo Compute platform's new blog

What's Next?

We have some exciting features in development, and we're thrilled to give you a sneak peek at what's coming up over the next few weeks and months.

Private Networking Support

We're currently working on the ability to build VMs without public IPv4 addresses, providing more cost-effective solutions. This update will be tied in with virtual router support to allow for NAT and other networking functionality to offer a VPC-style solution. This update will help our users save costs and improve security.

Prepaid Billing Support

We're working on enabling the option to allow users to prepay for their virtual machine instances by making one-time payments to obtain a cash balance. This balance will be automatically applied to future invoices.

Terraform Provider Update

We're updating our Terraform provider based on the new, improved architectures we've released over the past few months. This feature will go live in the coming days, allowing you to automate your VM deployment with Cudo Compute.

Storage Updates

High on our list of priorities is the ability to make detachable disks, allowing you to delete a virtual machine while saving the disk and then attaching the disk to a new VM. This feature will also include the ability to take snapshots of disks for backup and mass deployment purposes.

About Cudo Compute

Cudo Compute is a fairer cloud computing platform for everyone. It provides access to distributed resources by leveraging underutilised computing globally on idle data centre hardware. It allows users to deploy virtual machines on the world’s first democratised cloud platform, finding the optimal resources in the ideal location at the best price.

Cudo Compute aims to democratise the public cloud by delivering a more sustainable economic, environmental, and societal model for computing by empowering businesses and individuals to monetise unused resources.

Our platform allows organisations and developers to deploy, run and scale based on demands without the constraints of centralised cloud environments. As a result, we realise significant availability, proximity and cost benefits for customers by simplifying their access to a broader pool of high-powered computing and distributed resources at the edge.

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