Ohh, ohh, ohh! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! What an incredible time for a fresh release of Lightbits v3.6.1.

Lightbits v3.6.1 marks the latest milestone for the Lightbits Complete Data Platform for Any Cloud, introducing a range of exciting features and capabilities.

  • Open Source Delight: We’re thrilled to announce that Lightbits k8s CSI is now fully open source! This empowers our community to explore, modify, and innovate alongside us.
  • Enhanced Management: In this release, the Lightbits management API now supports both UUID and server names for enabling or disabling a server, offering greater flexibility and control.
  • User-Friendly CLI: Meet the revamped Lightbits management CLI (lbcli), now catering to your local time zone. Simply use the –local-timezone flag for a more personalized experience, bidding adieu to generic UTC timestamps.
  • Security Upgrades: Our OpenStack Cinder driver receives a significant boost with the addition of IPACLs (IP-based access control lists). This enhanced security feature supplements the regular ACLs, empowering users to limit host access to Lightbits volumes efficiently.
  • Azure Awesomeness: Lightbits on Microsoft Azure Managed Applications continues its journey of adding rich capabilities, now offering optional direct customer support access for your convenience. Additionally, it’s now fully equipped with multi-availability zone support, ensuring high availability and scorching performance levels for demanding applications.
  • Expanded Reach: Exciting news! All Lightbits services are now available in additional regions, allowing more users to benefit from our platform’s capabilities. Find out more about these new Azure regions here.
  • Bug Fixes and Enhancements: Lightbits v3.6.1 includes various bug fixes and smaller enhancements, all shaped by valuable feedback from our incredible user community. For a comprehensive list, please refer to the release notes.
  • Holiday Special: As part of our 2023 holiday special, rejoice! No more reboots are required from this version onwards, ensuring a smoother experience for all our users.

Until Next Time

As we bid adieu to 2023, we look forward to reconnecting in 2024, with news of Lightbits v3.7.1 soon to come and more exciting developments!

 

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