We’ve got several new features and updates to share with you this month! From additional data centers and MongoDB® database updates to faster drives and UI updates, we’re excited to share all this with you so let’s get right into it!
Linode Washington DC Data Center (us-iad)
Linode’s Washington DC data center is available on ScaleGrid.
Linode recently added a new data center, and we’re happy to say we’ve already launched support for it. ScaleGrid users can now deploy their database of choice in the brand new Washington DC Linode data center. You can find it listed under the Linode data centers when you log in to your ScaleGrid account.
MongoDB® Database – TLS 1.2
You can now secure your MongoDB® database data transportation using Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2.
TLS 1.2 is a more secure way of encrypting your data when transferred over a network, even more secure than using SSL. With this, you can ensure that only the intended recipient can read the data being transmitted. TLS version 1.2 is a faster version than 1.1, so it’s recommended that you upgrade to the latest available version.
If needed you can also Disable TLS 1.0 and 1.1 for MongoDB® database deployments.
AWS io2 and gp3 Drives
ScaleGrid now supports AWS io2 and gp3 drives.
By supporting these types of drives, we can not only provide more performant and scalable drives on AWS, but also bypass the 16TB capacity limitation of their gp2 drives. At this time io2 Block Express is available with C6in, C7g, M6in, M6idn, R5b, R6in, R6idn, Trn1, X2idn, and X2iedn instances only.
Minor UI Updates
We have also made some minor UI updates in our console.
When making configuration changes to your database, it will now notify you when you have multiple unsaved variable changes. This will make it easier to remember to save the changes you made, so you don’t accidentally exit out of the configuration window without saving your changes.’
The credit card entry form has been updated for more intuitive entry and better field validation.
We have now started publishing our release notes in our help documentation. We aren’t adding all of our updates in this post, we only list the highlights here. If you’re interested in finding out more about what’s happening behind the scenes, check out our release notes page.
In future product updates, we hope to have some exciting additions in terms of database version support as well as recovery options. We are always listening to what our users want from our service, and you can reach out to us with suggestions for future updates to our database management service.