We’ve been using Hardy for months now to power our managed products and clusters and it’s proved very stable. Some of the highlights:
- Ruby 1.8.6 as standard
- Apache 2.2.8 as standard
- Imagemagick 6.3 as standard (roll on the new rmagick gems!)
- Git 1.5.4 as standard
- Better virtualisation support – we can now live upgrade ram on Brightboxes without a reboot
It still comes pre-configured for Rails deployment and we’re still providing improved and extra packages where necessary (such as nginx 6.31).
We’re also still supporting our Ubuntu Dapper machines and can still pre-install Dapper for customers who are already using it on their other boxes.
Due to the way Brightboxes are built, you can’t easily upgrade your Dapper box to Hardy. Currently, the only supported way to upgrade is to file a support ticket with us and we’ll rebuild your Brightbox as Hardy. This will require downtime and redeployment of your app (a good time to move to the new Brightbox deployment gem if you haven’t already)