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Cloud Services news and major change announcements

Current announcements

Toolforge Grid Engine Deprecation
Toolforge Grid Engine is being deprecated in preparation of shutting down

Recently completed

2023 Cloud VPS metrics changes
Diamond, Graphite, and statsd are being removed. Grafana is moving to
Cloud VPS 2022 Purge
We are asking project members to claim their active Cloud VPS projects and also explicitly tell us about projects that are no longer needed.
2023 ToolsDB upgrade
ToolsDB is now running MariaDB 10.4, and is using Ceph-based storage
Stretch deprecation
Debian Stretch is being removed from Cloud VPS.
Toolforge Stretch deprecation
Hosts running Debian Stretch (9.x) as an operating system are being removed from the Toolforge infrastructure.


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