We have great news! Today we moved all open-source and most private accounts to a new build environment hosted at RackSpace.
For open-source projects that means their builds will start and run faster and private projects may notice better performance as well.
Virtual machines in the new environment have 2 CPU cores and up to 4 GB of RAM. The new public IP address for that environment is
220.127.116.11 - you may need to update your firewalls.
We are still going to maintain Google Compute Engine (GCE) environment for selected accounts and as a backup build cloud. If your private builds were previously running on GCE they will remain there.
Some open-source projects may experience issues while building on a new environment. Due to implementation differences between GCE and Hyper-V platforms we have separate build worker images for GCE and Hyper-V environments, so there might be minor discrepancies in installed software. Please report any issues you notice - your help with fixing those issues is much appreciated.
We have a good reason for this move as some customers already reported 10x performance increase!
We would love to hear your feedback!
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