EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.96 was released on May 20. In this release, a lot of actual work was actually done "behind the scenes" with the aim to stabilize the existing functionality, improve the performance, increase the usability of certain features. However, there are also important improvements - implementation of custom image management and platform services in Google Cloud, introduction of the Python SDK and enhancement of the Reporting functionality which will help you use your cloud infrastructure in a more optimal way.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.93, was released on April 7. This time we focused on integration with other cloud providers as well as on stabilization and enhancement of the existing functionality.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.90, was released on February 25. In this release, we paid special attention to tools that would improve projects costs review and optimization, and did not forget about other useful and convenient features.
This is the final release of 2016, where we introduce a number of important changes. This includes improved AWS security with SSO login introduction and reports allowing to detect hack attacks timely, new facilities in project costs management by quotas, introduction of Sonar as a Service, and Kubernetes update. Infrastructure improvements were made in EPAM-RU2 region. EPAM Systems has subscribed to the AWS Enterprise Support package on the company-wide basis, so every project using AWS will be able to get professional AWS support. We also published a number of useful articles and are glad to introduce two self-education facilities - a basic course on EPAM University, and a Cloud-related module on EPAM adaptation portal.
Christmas is getting closer, and soon we will start making wishes. We cannot, unfortunately, fulfil all Christmas wishes you may have, but we can definitely fulfil one. After the launch of the EPAM Cloud Free Trial we have received numerous emails asking whether it will be prolonged. Many users have tried the new capacities in the EPAM-IN1 region and found them quite efficient for their projects. And the decision has been made to continue the Free Trial one month longer, so that the users who hosted their resources in EPAM-IN1 can finish the year with no billing in this region.
We are very happy to see that EPAM Cloud Free Trial. aroused great interest towards the region and EPAM Cloud Service as a whole. During these weeks, we received dozens of inquiries about EPAM-IN1, and activated a number of projects there. So? the Free Trial continues!
This time, we focused heavily on AWS - the security policies have been revised, efficient cost optimization measures have been introduced and a new service, FTP to AWS S3, using the functionality of AWS S3 service, has been implemented. EPAM Cloud infrastructure is growing as well - we have added a new region, EPAM-US2, and enhanced the functionality supported in the existing OpenStack-based regions. And don't miss the EPAM-IN1 Free Trial - until December 1, 2016, resources started and running in that region are not billed.
We are glad to announce that starting from October 18, all EPAM Cloud users will have access to the new EPAM Cloud region (EPAM-US2)! The region is hosted on the same datacenter as EPAM-US1 using its capacities.
We are glad to announce that starting from October 6, all EPAM Cloud users have a marvelous opportunity to run virtual infrastructure in our new Indian (EPAM-IN1) region for free!
Version 2.1.77 is rich in new features, enhancements and improvements. We have added three new platform services - ATG and Magento expand our support of e-commerce platforms, and Splunk has become one more big data management solution supported by EPAM Cloud. Security has been improved, particularly, in the area of AWS integration. Also, EPAM Cloud has expanded its coverage in Asia - a new region, EPAM-IN1, has been successfully deployed.
With the aim of improving the service quality and reliability, all virtual resources hosted in the Saratov datacenter (EPAM-RU1 region) will be moved to other EPAM Cloud regions. After the move, the Saratov datacenter will be decommissioned. Starting from August 7, creating new resources in EPAM-RU1 region is restricted.
Two months ago, we announced Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) support for AWS IAM User accounts. Please be kindly reminded that according to Cloud Security Policy (section 3.6.1 Security in AWS), this is an obligatory condition of IAM User accounts usage.
In this version, we focused on enhancing and improving the EPAM Orchestrator functionality. The usability of Maestro UI has been improved, and a number of updates to platform services have been implemented. And, as always, we are paying close attention to service reliability and security.
EPAM Orchestrator has extended its line of platform services by implementing three new ones. We have added Kubernetes to our family of containerization services, introduced Gerrit as a code review tool to work together with Jenkins, and presented Sitecore, another content management platform supported by EPAM Cloud. Also, in this release we concentrated on additional security measures to be applied in EPAM Cloud - multi-factor authentication for AWS IAM users, security scanning and resource creation control.
Within the latest months, we have announced different updates in Cloud Security approaches. However, there are changes that need your contribution, as a part of the overall Cloud Security improvements program. This specifically refers to strengthening AWS security, namely, making additional steps to enhance IAM Users protection.
Hardware servers billing adjustments in EPAM Cloud started. The standardized rule that is applied to hardware servers all over EPAM will be gradually replaced by location-specific policy which allows to make the final prices closer to the resources prime costs and to decrease hardware usage bills.
This time, a lot of our attention was focused on functionality related to resource usage control - we have implemented a mechanism monitoring daily resource usage and fine-tuned the quota management and reporting tools. In addition, we have developed a new methodology of hardware resource billing which allows reducing their price for users. In the area of platform services, we are proud to introduce Hybris as a Service, an e-commerce platform service which has become a brainchild of many teams and developers. For Docker-based infrastructures, we now offer a totally new dedicated region, EPAM-DKR.
As of this version, EPAM Orchestrator users will be able to request MacOS instances in Cloud, for which purpose we have deployed a dedicated region, EPAM-MAC. The new region supports both virtual and hardware MacOS machines. We have expanded our integration with AWS by adding a new AWS region, AWS-AP-NORTHEAST-2. Also, we have made some improvements to Cloud security, particularly, improved the scanning procedures and revised the rules for AWS Security Groups.
The last release in 2015 is mainly focused on organizing, optimizing and streamlining the Orchestrator functionality. A number of improvements have been made to Maestro CLI and to the Cloud Management Console to improve their usability. The billing algorithm is now able to apply discounts to particular projects depending on their specifics. We have also implemented Messaging as a Service, a RabbitMQ-based platform service allowing to set up message exchange. In addition, we have updated the Relational Database Service by increasing the number of available databases.
Please be informed that starting from November 30, Enterprise Admins team stopped controlling DNS suffixes on your workstations due to networking policies changes.
This version of EPAM Orchestrator includes a number of changes to the Cloud Management Console - an updated Run Wizard which has become more user-friendly and intuitive, and an improved Cost Estimator producing more informative and clear calculations. We have also added Adobe AEM and Relational Database Service to the list of platform services supported by EPAM Orchestrator. What is especially important, the login procedure has been changed for virtual machines hosted in EPAM regions - now you have to use your domain credentials to log in.
Please be informed that due to the lack of hardware capacities in EPAM-UA1 region, we had to introduce the following restrictions:
Following numerous requests from our users, we have added Windows 10 to our image library. Also, we are glad to introduce Jenkins as a Service - a continuous integration tool which is now supported by EPAM Orchestrator. Also, we have developed Ansible as a Service, another auto-configuration tool in our collection of platform services. Speaking of platofrm services, we are happy to announce that they are now available in Azure regions. And good news for personal project users - personal projects are now available to all EPAMers, regardless of their project assignment.
Being a true hybrid cloud, EPAM Orchestrator offers its users access not only to its own resources, but also to those hosted on external platforms. In this release, we welcome Windows Azure, a virtualization platform by Microsoft, with which EPAM Orchestrator is now integrated. EPAM users can now choose to run their virtual resources in Microsoft Azure and benefit from its native services. Also, we worked on increasing the usability of Cloud Dashboard, which now allows controlling your personal projects and making requests to the Service Portal.
In version 2.1.44, we are introducing the solution allowing to bring hardware resources under EPAM Orchestrator control. For that purpose, we have created a dedicated region, EPAM-HW1, intended to host hardware resources only. We have also implemented the functionality managing static IPs in EPAM regions together with the related set of commands. The Cloud Dashboard now contains the Project Management Wizard available to Project Managers and Project Coordinators and allowing to manage the project settings, such as quotas and permissions. In addition, Docker as a Service now supports Docker Registry functionality.
We are pleased to announce that EPAM Private Cloud Basics Training Set is coming soon!
In this version, we focused on AWS integration matters. A new AWS region, AWS-EUCENTRAL, is now available. Instance shape mapping between EPAM and AWS has been updated. AWS IAM user management, account management and reporting has been improved. Also, we are happy to announce that we have managed to reduce prices in EPAM regions. Cloud Management Console users will notice that the new Orchestrator version comes with a new design corresponding to the EPAM rebranding concept.
We are proud to announce that EPAM Cloud has successfully passed ISAE 3402 certification confirming high security and reliability of our service. EPAM Cloud infrastructure is now in the process of fundamental infrastructure changes - we are about to finish migration to HP CSA and have started integration with OpenStack by introducing a fully OpenStack-based region, EPAM-MSQ3. Our integration with AWS is expanding with the addition of the functionality allowing EPAM users access to the AWS Management Console as well as to its native CLI. In this release we have implemented Ambari as a Service marking our entrance into the realm of big data management.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.32 was released on December 14, 2014.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.30 was released on November 1, 2014.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.27 was released on September 20, 2014.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.24 was released on August 9, 2014.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.21 was released on June 21, 2014.
As EPAM joined the AWS Partner Network (APN), EPAM employees have access to Amazon Partners Training program which provides a variety of Partner Training resources in the APN Portal.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.15 was released on April 26, 2014.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.12 was released on March 22, 2014.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.9 was released on January 25th, 2014.
EPAM Private Cloud team would like to congratulate you on Christmas and New Year, to wish you all the best and to share our plans for the service development during the coming year.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.4 was released on December 14th, 2013.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.1.1 was released on October 19th, 2013.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.0.39 was released on September 7th, 2013.
EPAM Orchestration Framework version 2.0.36 was released on August 3rd, 2013.
It has been over month since you have last heard from us. And finally, today we present you EPAM Cloud Orchestrator 2.0.34.
EPAM Cloud Orchestrator 2.0.31 is out, delivering a new grade of excellence in Cloud infrastructure management.
EPAM Cloud team proudly presents Orchestrator 2.0.29. - a long expected update delivering new features and improvements.
Today we release EPAM Cloud Orchestrator 2.0.27. - a gloabal stability update supplied with several bright new features.
Introducing EPAM Cloud Orchestrator 2.0.26.
EPAM Cloud Infrastructure team presents Orchestrator 2.0.24 - a major stability update.
Today EPAM Cloud team releases Orchestrator 2.0.23, a global usability and functionality update with pack of new exciting and useful features.
EPAM Cloud team proudly presents Orchestrator 2.0.21 delivering numerous awesome new features as well as fixed issues and implemented user suggestions.
EPAM Cloud Orchestrator 2.0.20 is out and delivers a new grade of excellence in Cloud infrastructure management.
The long-expected EPAM Cloud Orchestrator 2.0 finally sees the light.
EPAM announces a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), being among the first companies to have gained public designation as Amazon Partners Network (APN) Consulting Partner. The partnership with AWS will enable us to provide expert consulting services to our customers of every size and nature and assist them in migrating their apps to AWS-based infrastructures.
EPAM Systems, Inc. today announced a partnership with 10gen, the company behind the leading open-source non-relational database MongoDB.
Eli Feldman, Vice President, Cloud Solutions and Services at EPAM Systems, unveils the mystery around Cloud Computing Competency Center at the Competency Centers meeting that took place in Minsk on January 21, 2012.
Providing expanded foundation for delivery of cloud-based solutions