We are sorry that this blog has been so quiet lately. Our Canary product took off like a rocket and we’ve had our heads down giving it our all. This month we released version-2 with a bunch of new features. You really should check it out.
Since almost day one, customers have been asking for virtual Canaries. We generally prefer doing one thing really well over doing multiple things “kinda ok”, so we held off virtualising Canary for a long time. This changes now.
With Canary software now on version 2.0 and running happily across thousands of birds, a crack at virtual Canaries make sense. Over the past couple of months we’ve been working to get Canaries virtualised, with a specific focus initially, on Amazon’s EC2.
We’re inviting customers to participate in a beta for running Canaries in Amazon’s EC2. The benefits are what you’d expect: no hardware, no waiting for shipments and rapid deployments. You can plaster your EC2 environment with Canaries, trivially.
The beta won’t affect your current licensing, and you’re free to deploy as many Cloud Canaries as you like during the beta period. They use the same console as your other birds, and integrate seamlessly.
Mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to participate and we’ll make it happen.