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CUDO Compute development update - July 2023

Jim Freeman

Jim Freeman

Let’s take a look at some of the new features released over the past couple of months on the CUDO Compute cloud platform.

It’s been a really busy summer so far for the CUDO Compute product & engineering teams! We set ourselves up to release a few large features recently and we are really happy to get these features out there and in use by our customers.

As always, we would love any feedback about our new features or our platform in general - please do let us know!

Private Networking

We released the first version of our private networking functionality! This provides users a VPC style system, where they can create a Network in the data center of their choice, specify an internal IP range and then this automatically creates a virtual router that provides outbound NAT as standard.

Once the network is created inside of CUDO Compute, it is now selectable when deploying a virtual machine in the Network section, allowing you to choose whether you want to allocate an external IPv4 IP address, select a local address from your private network, or assign both.

We have full instructions on how to use our Private Networking functionality on our documentation portal.

Screenshot of CUDO Compute's networking feature

Security Groups

We hinted at this one coming soon in the May update, and soon after we released the ability to assign security groups to virtual machines that are running on CUDO Compute. Security groups are essentially firewall rules that allow you to restrict or allow incoming or outgoing traffic from a particular virtual machine.

Check out our documentation on Security Groups to know more!

Cost Reporting

Following the release of our new Billing and Invoicing engine, we gained valuable feedback from our users on how more detailed billing metrics were required. We put together a cost reporting tool that can be accessed from within a Billing Account to provide an overview of any costs incurred during the period of your choice, broken down into each specific billable asset within the CUDO Compute platform.

Screenshot of CUDO Compute's cost reporting feature

Private Images

It is now possible in CUDO Compute to convert an existing virtual machine to a private image, which is then stored in that specific data center. This is a highly requested feature that allows VMs to be deployed over and over again to provide similar functionality to VM cloning.

Storage space for private images is charged at the standard rate for storage in the data center of your choosing. If you need any further information on how to create and manage private images, check out our documentation or reach out to our support team.

Public DC Pages

It is now also possible to get more information about our suppliers - from where their data center is, to the accreditations and green credentials that they hold, as well as details on the inventory that they have on CUDO Compute.

Check out our available data centers!

Screenshot of CUDO Compute's public data center pages feature

Coming Soon

Snapshots

We will soon be releasing the functionality to allow users to take snapshots of their running virtual machines, preserving the current state and allowing effortless reversion or redeployment.

New Supplier Portal

CUDO Compute will shortly be going live with an intuitive portal featuring revenue and usage statistics. This will allow our suppliers to gain valuable insights, breakdowns per data center, cluster, and host, to optimize performance and operations.

VM Upgrades & Downgrades

Another highly requested feature is to support the changing of the VM specifications - so if you need to upgrade the CPU, RAM, Disk, or number of GPUs, you can do so. This functionality is currently being worked on by the CUDO Compute engineering team and will be released shortly.

IP Reservation and Monetization

With the Private Networking functionality released, we will shortly be enabling ways for users to reserve external IPv4 addresses in CUDO Compute data centers and be charged for their usage, whether they are being used by a virtual machine or not.

Object Storage

CUDO Compute will shortly be allowing users to create S3-compatible object storage buckets and seamlessly attach them to running VMs. Another feature that while providing another great feature for demand users, also allows further monetization of spare resources for suppliers.

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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