CloudCentral is undertaking a refresh program for our entire fleet of compute hosts.
The upgraded compute hosts feature the latest Intel 5600 series CPU’s which offer extremely good performance for most use cases.
In addition to the hardware upgrades, we are also taking the opportunity to upgrade the version of Xen which all compute instances currently depend.
The Intel hardware upgrade combined with the Xen virtualization upgrades should combine to result in dramatically increased CPU + memory performance for all CloudCentral Cloud Server customers.
We will commence contacting all customers individually over the next week to schedule a brief outage window for each compute instance to migrate them to the upgraded hardware + Xen stack.
A small number of customers have already been upgraded to the new hardware and these customers have reported increased performance and system reliability.