Cloud Services news and major change announcements

Current announcements

Cloud VPS 2024 Purge
We are asking project members to claim their active Cloud VPS projects and also explicitly tell us about projects that were no longer needed.
Buster deprecation‎
Debian Buster is being removed from Cloud VPS.

Recently completed

Toolforge Grid Engine Deprecation
Toolforge Grid Engine was shut down in March 2024 after a multi-year deprecation process
2023 Cloud VPS metrics changes
Diamond, Graphite, and statsd have been removed. Grafana has moved to https://grafana.wmcloud.org
2023 ToolsDB upgrade
ToolsDB was upgraded to MariaDB 10.4 and Ceph-based storage

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Communication and support

Support and administration of the WMCS resources is provided by the Wikimedia Foundation Cloud Services team and Wikimedia movement volunteers. Please reach out with questions and join the conversation:

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Use a subproject of the #Cloud-Services Phabricator project to track confirmed bug reports and feature requests about the Cloud Services infrastructure itself

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