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Azure Australia supported!

We are today happy to announce that CloudAMQP now is available in Azure Australia!

IBM Cloud Catalogue

CloudAMQP is from now on available in the IBM Cloud Catalogue! This article also include information to users that are still using legacy instances on the IBM cloud.

CloudAMQP at the RabbitMQ Summit 2018

The first RabbitMQ Summit is taking place in London this fall. We are looking forward to meeting as many of our users there as possible!

AWS CloudWatch Logs Integration

Check out how to ship your RabbitMQ logs from CloudAMQP dedicated instances to CloudWatch Logs! CloudWatch Logs makes it easy to centralize, search and monitor your log data from any environment. All you need to do...

Google Cloud Stackdriver Logging Integration

Check out how to ship your RabbitMQ logs from CloudAMQP dedicated instances to Stackdriver! Stackdriver makes it easy to centralize, search and monitor your log data from any environment. All you need to do...

RabbitMQ Summit 2018

The first RabbitMQ Summit is taking place in London this fall. We are looking forward to meeting as many of our users there as possible!

Diagnostic Tool for RabbitMQ

We're thrilled to announce a new RabbitMQ Diagnostic Tool! A while ago, we published a popular RabbitMQ Best Practice Guide, and we have now taken it one step further and simplified your investigation of misbehaving RabbitMQ clusters even more.

Preparing for the GDPR

CloudAMQP is currently working with preparing our business for compliance. This post is intended to give our customers an update on our current status in regards to GDPR.

VictorOps and OpsGenie alarms

We now support VictorOps and OpsGenie as additional alternatives for receiving alarm notifications from your instance.

RabbitMQ 3.7

RabbitMQ 3.7 is released. You can now select 3.7 when creating a new cluster. Already running dedicated clusters can be upgraded from our console page.

AWS EU Paris region now supported!

We are happy to announce that the new region in AWS Paris EU-West-3 is now available in CloudAMQP!

RabbitMQ Best Practice Webinar

The CEO of CloudAMQP, Carl Hörberg, shared his knowledge in a free webinar hosted by Erlang Solutions.

Information regarding Spectre and Meltdown

You’re protected and no action is needed from your side. Cloud platforms will or have apply patches to protect VM-to-VM attacks and there’s no way for users to exploit these bugs from within our servers.

Manage instance access with Access Control List (ACL)

To further manage and secure your instances, we’ve added the ability for you to set team members permissions with ACL.

New features 2017 and upcoming features 2018!

As the year winds down, the team behind CloudAMQP want to take the opportunity to recap this successful year and wish you all a Happy New Year!

Cloud Firewall for AWS and Azure

Configure a firewall for your cluster directly from our UI. You can specify an IP range and decide which ports that should be opened for that range.

CloudAMQP now available on Alibaba Cloud

Our latest addition in data centers is Alibaba Cloud which lets you deploy you RabbitMQ instances on servers in China and other countries in Asia, available regions are: Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Easier RabbitMQ Debugging With New Graph Metrics

To protect against, and to help identify issues, we now have upgraded our CloudAMQP control panel to help you keep full track of your instances well being over time.

Virtual Private Cloud on Google Cloud Platform

Create your CloudAMQP instances in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) on Google Cloud Platform and peer with your own VPC to keep traffic internal and block the public from your instances.

Plugins configuration available through API

Another step towards being able to automate everything CloudAMQP.

Prepayment as a payment option is now available on CloudAMQP

Per our customers' request, we are now offering the possibility of prepayment for our services by adding credits to one’s account.

RabbitMQ and AMQP glossary and concepts

RabbitMQ and the AMQP protocol comes with its own terminology. If you are lost, hopefully this glossary may be useful

Stopping the stampeding herd problem with lazy queues

With RabbitMQ 3.6 Lazy Queues were introduced. This provides an excellent mechanism to tackle high memory usage and sudden spikes in messages

RabbitMQ Variable Shovel

Together with Erlang Solutions, we're happy to announce the new RabbitMQ vShovel! The new open source plugin allows RabbitMQ to call a webhook for each message in a queue.

We are proud to present our brand new website!

The past few months we have been working hard to bring you a brand new website with enhanced look and feel. With both easier navigation and a new look, we hope the new site reflects our dedication to professionalism.

Increased reliability of our shared plans

A new limit will be added to increase the reliability of CloudAMQP shared plans. A queue that has been idling (a queue that haven't been consumed from) for 28 days will be deleted, and temporary queues will be deleted after 60 seconds.

Loggly integration

You're now able to ship your RabbitMQ monitoring log from CloudAMQP dedicated instances to Loggly! Loggly makes it easy to centralize, search and monitor your log data from any environment. All you need to do...

Papertrail integration

You're now able to ship your RabbitMQ monitoring log from CloudAMQP dedicated instances to Papertrail! Papertrail makes it easy to centralize, search and monitor your log data from any environment. All you need to do...

Slack and PagerDuty alarms

We have added two more ways to get your alarm notifications. By popular demand we introduce Slack and PagerDuty integration. Head over to the Alarms tab in the Console to get alarm notifications in Slack and/or PagerDuty. You can activate alarms to be triggered when part of the...

RabbitMQ Firehose

Enable/disable RabbitMQ tracing/firehose from the CloudAMQP Console. Sometimes, during development or debugging, it's useful to be able to see every message that is published, and every message that is delivered. RabbitMQ has a firehose feature...

Check out our new look!

We are very proud to present our brand new control panel design to the world! As we have grown and evolved in the past, so have our product. We have added a whole lot of new features and now we have also updated the design of our control panel...

Better performance on new instances in Azure

Today we are happy to announce better performance and throughput on new instances created in Azure. Our benchmark test showed around 100% better throughput than before!

RabbitMQ Management Interface restart button

Memory usage for the RabbitMQ Management Interface has been high for a couple users on RabbitMQ 3.6.X, we have therefor added the option to restart the management interface from the CloudAMQP console

New feature: CloudAMQP event stream

With the new event stream feature it is now easier than before to get a quick overview of what is happening on your dedicated cluster. It allows you to see the latest 1000 events from your RabbitMQ cluster. New events will be added to the collection in real time.

AWS Ohio region US-East-2 supported!

Amazon Web Services announced yesterday that its new Ohio region of data centers were available for public use. We are today happy to announce that it's now available in CloudAMQP!

Automated cluster scaling!

Power to the people! Now you can scale your cluster live with CloudAMQP. This new big feature will make your life easier! Requirements change, the cluster you created yesterday might not be suited to handle the reality of today...

Increased reliability of CloudAMQP shared plans

A new limit is added to increase the reliability of CloudAMQP's shared plans, the Little Lemur and Tough Tiger. Each IP is from now on limited to max 20 new connections per second.

Two-Factor Authentication

You can now secure your account with two-factor authentication. Once enabled a second component is required in addition to the password when signing in. That second step means your account stays secure even if your password is compromised. Read up on why this new feature...

Install community plugins

You no longer have to bug us to install community plugins. You can now do it easily yourself with the a click of a button! This first version of this feature does not support plugins that require custom broker configuration, for that you still have to bug us via email.

Easier Erlang and RabbitMQ upgrades

We have now automated upgrading Erlang and RabbitMQ across a cluster. As of now we are taking care of upgrading your entire cluster at once when you want to move to a new Erlang or RabbitMQ version. These options are now only available for the entire cluster, and not per node...

Pick your own RabbitMQ version

CloudAMQP now supports upgrading to any available higher RabbitMQ version. You can upgrade to any higher version than the one you're currently running. RabbitMQ Upgrades has never been so easy!

Librato integration

You're now able to ship your RabbitMQ monitoring data from CloudAMQP dedicated instances to Librato! Librato can give you full-stack monitoring in minutes. It makes it easy to centralize monitoring from many environments. All you need to do to...

DataDog integration

We're happy to announce that we are now integrated with DataDog. This service enables you to seamlessly aggregate metrics and events across the full devops stack. Simply put, it enables you to see all data in one place.

Logentries integration

You're now able to ship your RabbitMQ logs from CloudAMQP dedicated instances to Logentries. Logentries makes it easy to centralize, search and monitor all your log data from any environment. All you need to do to get your...

AWS Cloudwatch integration

We're excited to announce that we are now integrated with AWS CloudWatch. AWS CloudWatch is a monitoring service and it is now possible to ship RabbitMQ metrics of dedicated instances of the first 600 queues to ...

Connection alarms

We are happy to announce that we have implemented one of your most requested features. It is now possible to set an alarm to trigger when the number of connection reaches over a certain threshold. The alarms can be activated from the Alarms tab from the CloudAMQP Console.

RabbitMQ 3.6

RabbitMQ 3.6 is released! From this point, all new created clusters will be running RabbitMQ 3.6. Already running dedicated clusters can be upgraded from our console page.

New high performance plan - Loud Lion

We are happy to announce a new high performance plan for the public, Loud Lion! This is a plan that allow a very high message rate.

Receive CloudAMQP alarms via webhooks

You can activate alarms to be triggered when part of the system is heavily used, when there is lot of messages in a queue or few consumers consuming from a queue.

Handle RabbitMQ plugins from the Control Panel

Common plugins can now be enabled and disabled from the control panel for your dedicated instances. To enable/disable a plugin, simply enter the details view of the instance and press the plugin tab. You will see a list of the most common used plugins.

American Express credit cards now supported

Finally! We are happy to announce that we now supports American Express (AMEX) corporate credit cards. From now on we support Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, JCB and Diners Club. You can also use a PayPal account and for larger accounts we offer invoicing.

CloudAMQP API

An Instance API which allows you to list, create, update and delete CloudAMQP instances programmatically is now available. You can find your API key and futher API documentation under the API tab from the control panel.

New Relic integration

We're happy to announce CloudAMQP integration with New Relic RabbitMQ Monitoring plugin! New Relic integration enables you to collect and visualize various metrics from RabbitMQ, including message rates, queue sizes, sockets used and Individual Queue Metrics.

Plan changes for our shared instances

We have decided to add limits on allowed number of messages sent during one month for an instance. We have also changed the maximum number of concurrent connections. These limitations will only affect our shared plans Little Lemur and Tough Tiger.

RabbitMQ 3.5

RabbitMQ 3.5 is released! From this point, all new created clusters will be running RabbitMQ 3.5.1. Already running dedicated clusters can be upgraded from our console page.

Plan changes for CloudAMQP shared instances

We have decided to add limits for number of queues and number of queued messages for an instance. These limitations will only affect our shared plans Little Lemur and Tough Tiger.

New high performance plan - Happy Hippo

We are happy to announce a new high performance plan for the public, Heavy Hippo! This is a plan that allow a very high message rate.

Azure

We now provide RabbitMQ hosting on the Microsoft Azure platform. We are also integrated with Microsoft Azure Store so that you can buy our fully managed RabbitMQ clusters directly through the Azure portal.

Amazon VPC Peering with CloudAMQP

Amazon VPC let you define a private network in the cloud. In this post we will explain how to set up a peering connection between your VPC and CloudAMQP VPC.

Softlayer

It is now possible create a RabbitMQ server in Softlayer's datacenters with just one click! Get started by entering the control panel for CloudAMQP. Sign up and create a new instance.

Integrate Sneakers with Activejob

This guide provides you with all you need to get started in creating, enqueuing and executing background jobs with RabbitMQ and Sneakers in Active Job.

RabbitMQ 3.4

RabbitMQ 3.4 is released!! From this point, all new created clusters will be running RabbitMQ 3.4.1. Already running dedicated clusters can be upgraded from our console page. Go to the tab nodes and press Upgrade RabbitMQ.

Server metrics for dedicated plans

We've added a feature to view server metrics for dedicated plans. Today we introduce a new monitoring capability. On the dashboard we have added a link from the console to the server metrics charts.

SSD drives on all new servers

Increased persisted message througput thanks to SSD disks. Amazon EC2 recently made SSD available and now all new CloudAMQP servers comes with it by default. Look forward to greatly increased persistent message throughput!

Rotate credentials

We've introduced the ability to rotate credentials for your CloudAMQP instances from the console. This is particularly useful on platforms like Heroku where your app will be automatically restarted with the new password among the environment variables.

New high performance plan - Awesome Ape

Today we make a new high performance plan available for the public, Awesome Ape. We've had customers with very high message rate requirements running it for a while.

Log in with GitHub

You can now use your GitHub account to sign up and log in to our Control Panel. If you have multiple e-mail addresses registred with GitHub you're given a choice to which one to use.

RabbitMQ 3.3.0

RabbitMQ 3.3.0 was released eariler today! It's an exciting release with a bunch of new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. We have during the day conducted tests and are now starting all newly created clusters with this version.

Rackspace

You can now create RabbitMQ servers in Rackspace datacenter's with a click. If you already host servers with Rackspace you can now enjoy free traffic and very low latency with your managed RabbitMQ clusters.

DigitalOcean

We're happy to announce full DigitalOcean integration! You can now create RabbitMQ clusters in all DigitalOcean's datacenters who has private networking.

RabbitMQ with High Performance Erlang

It's now possible to enable HiPE, High performance Erlang, for your dedicated RabbitMQ clusters. When you enable HiPE RabbitMQ is compiled at start up. This will give dedicated servers a huge performance boost!

Faster Power Panda Plan

Thanks you AWS recent price reduction we're now glad to be able to push these saving to our customers. The Power Panda plan is now about twice as fast in terms of max messages per second and has twice the amount of RAM.

Support for teams at CloudAMQP

We're happy to announce that we now support teams. You can now invite co-workers and you can all have different usernames/passwords but manage the same set of instances.