RDS snapshots cross-account replication available

In some cases, a disaster recovery plan might require RDS snapshots to be replicated / copied over to a different AWS account and region. We can now set up this replication process for the managed RDS instances of our customers. Note that this will work in conjunction of the normal automated daily RDS snapshots that AWS already performs.

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Istio upgraded to version 1.11.2

We have upgraded Istio on all clusters that use it. The version was upgraded from 1.10.0 to 1.11.2. The new version comes with some features meant for operators and no breaking changes that you should be concerned of.

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VPA enabled by default

During the last year we have tested out the Vertical Pod Autoscaler on several of our workloads and customers. These results were positive and therefore we decided to roll out the VPA on all our clusters.

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Downgraded Grafana to v7.5

Last month we rolled out a major Grafana update, going from 7.5 to 8.1. While initially everything looked in order, some customers experienced issues with their custom dashboards which were working perfectly in the previous release. Mainly data coming from SQL data sources, visualized through the “old” graph panel, is sorted differently or got visualized completely wrong.

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