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CUDO Compute development update - May 2023

Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman

It's that time of the month again when we review the CUDO Compute platform's recent and forthcoming releases. Here goes for May 2023:

Operating System Template Updates

We've updated our list of available OS templates available on CUDO Compute to include OpenSUSE 15, Ubuntu 22.04, Fedora 37 and Rocky Linux 9.

As part of this, we've also drastically shortened the time it takes to deploy virtual machine templates on some of our newer locations.

A screenshot of the CUDO Compute platform's updated operating system templates

Terraform Provider

We've launched a beta version of our brand-new Terraform provider already. Check it out and use it with your application by following our documentation.

Our terraform provider allows you to interact with our cloud platform to build out the infrastructure you need much more quickly.

Updated methods of creating virtual machines

To allow for the above Terraform provider and our Blockchain Compute product, we've made some minor changes to the methods for creating virtual machines in CUDO Compute.

It's hidden chiefly for those users who just use our web interface. However, for the developers and automation experts out there, you may have noticed it is now possible to support the creation of a virtual machine on CUDO Compute without needing to search throughout all of our locations first.

Virtual Machine management

This month, we have updated our virtual machine pages to provide more information on the VM's specifications, including disk and operating system information. It has been designed with some of our forthcoming features, such as detachable storage and security groups, in mind, as you will observe.

A screenshot of the CUDO Compute platform's virtual machine management page

Virtual Server Ratios

When we first launched CUDO Compute, we instituted ratios to prevent users from creating wildly disproportionate resources (e.g., a virtual machine with one vCPU and five terabytes of storage). As our model utilises spare and idle computing capacity worldwide, some locations have more storage access than others. In contrast, other locations have access to a much larger selection of GPUs.

With this in mind and based on how our customers have utilised our platform to date, we've made minor adjustments to our algorithm to prevent the overwhelming majority of ratio-related deployment issues with virtual machines.

Private Networking

We've updated our backend to now support our upcoming private networking functionality. You will already be able to see bits of this if you use our CUDO Compute command line tool; however, watch this space for the ability to configure security groups really soon and much more!

A screenshot of the CUDO Compute platform's private networking feature

And some minor features, improvements & UI/UX updates

  • Added the ability to set passwords for VMs running Linux-based operating systems
  • Added a renewable energy flag to data centers that use renewable energy sources
  • Changed the ways CPUs are displayed to show family/type instead of specifics on the CPU model
  • Updated look and feel of the invoices section inside of the CUDO Compute console
  • Updated 'Become a Supplier' page on our website
  • Resolved an issue where the KYC (Know-Your-Customer) process may expire
  • Updated API documentation to support the improved virtual machine search endpoint.

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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