Posted on February 16, 2019
Today we released a significant update, and our first release for 2019. This version is packed full of bug fixes, improvements and exciting new features in addition to data center upgrades and other back-end improvements.
The most notable improvement with this release is a significant back-end upgrade. After a few years of reliable operation from our existing infrastructure, we underwent a hardware refresh featuring new front-end web servers, API servers, database versions and underlying storage architecture. All of these improvements have been designed to deliver better performance for our UI and API as well as provide greater resiliency and flexibility for continued growth of our platform.
Another significant improvement is the complete re-architecture of our statistics and analytics platform. We’ve made significant database improvements as well as API and UI improvements to how we calculate, render and display stats in our networking section. The prior version would not always reliably display stats, especially for users with multiple Packs. This is no longer an issue, and detailed analytics are now cleanly presented and easily searched so you can obtain valuable insight.
Another significant improvement in this update is the introduction of DNSSEC in the UI. We previously offered DNSSEC as a fully managed service, and while it is still fully managed by our team of DNS experts, we now make it easy to enable it with intuitive UI selections. This initial release uses this approach to make it nearly impossible to screw up DNSSEC.
Here is a list of other bug fixes and feature updates in this release:
Lastly, we made a back-end improvement that you can’t see, but which helps us improve bug detection and to provide better tools to support engineers when working with customers in real-time. We deployed a new central logging platform that captures all logs and errors for every components of the UI, API, Importer, back-end update processes and more in a single location. This single tool gives us better visibility into how the UI and API interacts with our global platform, and better visibility means faster bug fixes and better customer support!