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 support.epam.com.
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.