Q3 2022 product retrospective - Last quarter's top features

The third quarter is over, and Qovery begins with a new era as our V3 console, which was in Alpha testing during the last quarter, is now in Beta testing and so available for all of you to try! But before jumping to a new quarter, let me show you the most significant improvements of Q3 2022.

Albane Tonnellier

Albane Tonnellier

October 3, 2022 · 4 min read
Q3 2022 product retrospective - Last quarter's top features - Qovery
Written byAlbane Tonnellier

Albane Tonnellier

Albane started as a Product Owner at Qovery and moved to a Product Marketing Manager position, so you can say she is all about the Product.

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Qovery V3 Beta Testing

Spoiler alert here, or almost 😅 . If you are following the updates, you probably already know that we have been building a brand new console for some months now, and I have the pleasure of telling you that this V3 is currently in Beta testing, so all of you can give it a go! From a better developer experience to more transparency, and after many excellent feedbacks from our Alpha tester, we can’t wait for you to try it.

If you want to know everything about it, I recommend you check out this article.

The V3 Comsole
The V3 Comsole

Infrastructure logs

Those logs are about to change your life; the goal is to facilitate debugging and optimize the visibility and transparency of your infrastructure.

Soon to be accessible from the cluster page on the V3, it is now accessible from the organization panel on the V2:

Infrastructure Logs
Infrastructure Logs

Now, the fun doesn’t stop there because if you have an error, an error tab will automatically display the information of the last issue in the logs.

Can’t wait to see what it looks like, well head to the console and find out for yourself, but if you really can’t wait, here is a snapshot of it:

Error in Infrastructure Logs
Error in Infrastructure Logs

Deployment logs environment improvement

With our brand new infrastructure logs, we felt it was also time to improve the environment logs to make your experience easier with a “current status” that explains the state of the deployment and the pods of an application. In case of an issue, you are also given extra information to help resolve it and a link to our troubleshooting page.

"Current Status" in Deployment Logs
"Current Status" in Deployment Logs

NB: We’re still working on the infrastructure and deployment logs, so if something isn’t clear, don’t hesitate to post a message on our forum.

Qovery EC2

What is Qovery EC2? In just one sentence: what if I told you that you could host your application on AWS from $20 per month? Well, it’s now possible thanks to Qovery EC2! 🦾

Today, Qovery relies on an AWS EKS (Managed Kubernetes by AWS) to deploy your apps. This service costs you $220/month. Regardless that you deploy 1 or 10 applications. Our team has been working for two months on a $20/month offer to host your apps on AWS - Qovery AWS EC2.

Qovery EC2 vs EKS

Qovery EC2 vs EKS
Qovery EC2 vs EKS

The main difference between AWS EC2 and AWS EKS is the number of Availability Zones (AZ). If a network or power disruption happens on the AZ where the EC2 instance runs, your applications will no longer be available until it's solved. It's an acceptable outage for most of the development and hobby projects. We only recommend running development and hobby projects on an EC2 instance; you can find the limitations here!

Here is a quick demo video of Qovery EC2👇🏻

Advanced Settings - IP Whitelist (CLI only)

Let’s start strong with a feature that is both new in the V3 console and the V2 via the API: IP whitelisting!

What our user wants, they get, as this was a user request from the forum that got quite popular.

You can now limit access to the application to certain IP addresses.

How to use it in the V2?

  1. Check out our API documentation.

2. Create an API token.

⚠️ Keep your API token secured - never share it with anyone.

Whitelist IP addresses

To whitelist only some IPs like:

  • 1.1.1.1
  • 42.42.42.42
  • 11.11.11.11

You can run the following CURL command:

curl -X PUT -H 'Authorization: Token <your API token>' -H 'Content-type: application/json' \\\\
-d '{"network.ingress.whitelist_source_range": "1.1.1.1,42.42.42.42,11.11.11.11"}'
"<https://api.qovery.com/application/:appId/advancedSettings>"

Then redeploy your application to apply the change.

The default value is: 0.0.0.0/0, which means all the IPs are whitelisted.

Your Application ID (appId) is the last ID in your console.qovery.com URL. E.g. for https://console.qovery.com/platform/organization/141c07c8-0dd9-4623-983b-3fdd61867777/projects/4ac1185f-4b7c-4f12-95b6-0690f796bbbb/environments/1109c4d2-ffbb-49d6-9826-f5a7ca3a8888/applications/3cc850c6-cc4f-46bc-ad05-c90f7b597333/summary the Organization ID is 3cc850c6-cc4f-46bc-ad05-c90f7b597333

Container Deployments (API only)

We are super excited to announce the public beta launch of our container feature!   Most of you have been waiting long to deploy container applications from your private and public container registries. Since we launched Qovery, we were only supporting application deployment from your git repository - now, you can also deploy it from your container registry.

Why Use Container Instead of Application?

If you already use a CI system and have pushed your container images into your container registry, you might want to use those images and avoid rebuilding them. This is where deploying a container is useful.

Deploying an application is 4 steps - Qovery clones your Git Repository, builds your container image, pushes it into a private container registry, and deploys it.

Application Deployment
Application Deployment

Deploying a container is 2 steps - Qovery takes your container image from your container registry and deploys it.

Container Deployment
Container Deployment

If you want to know how to do it, here are some further explanations and a tutorial that can help.

Others

  • Cluster Advanced Settings
  • Preview Environments New Message on PR
  • Infrastructure logs bug correction and improvements
  • Automatically expose publicly applications with Buildpack mode.
  • Improve "Last update" information on environment and service list
  • Kubernetes upgrade

Do you want to know what’s next? You can find our progression in the Changelog section of our website, where we post every two weeks.

Create Production-like Environments at the Speed of Light

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