This page contains announcements that are important to STACKIT customers and users:

  • Releases, updates, or deprecations of the STACKIT products, services, and support
  • Relevant known issues and bug fixes

In the future we will provide a RSS feed containing the latest product and services updates.


April 08, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT  CHANGE New Patchdays in STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE) 

We are happy to announce that the STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE) is introducing Patchdays for the operating system (OS) of the worker nodes.

The Patchday takes place every second Wednesday of the month. The following actions are carried out on a patchday:

  • new OS versions are introduced in the status preview
  • existing preview OS images are supported
  • old OS versions are deprecated or even expired

On patchdays, the operating system of the worker nodes of your cluster is updated to a newer version if you have "automatic updates" activated. The update starts within the maintenance window set in the cluster. If this function is deactivated, we plan an update on the following patch day.

For more information, see our documentation on Updates for Kubernetes versions and Operating System versions in SKE and Updating and Maintaining an SKE Cluster.

April 05, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Kubernetes version (1.28) available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce new Kubernetes versions for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE). We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.28.8.

This release consists of 45 enhancements: 12 enhancements have graduated to stable, 14 enhancements are moving to beta, and 19 enhancements are entering alpha.
For more details refer to the official release announcement or official release notes.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation. You can find additional information to our release process here.

This version is running in state "preview" for one week from now on and will be set to "supported" on 12.04.2024. 

Please be aware that SKE will align with the offical End of Life for Kubernetes versions. Therefore, version 1.28 will be fully supported until the 28th of October 2024.

March 27, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT  CHANGE New Argus Service Dashboard & Loki performance improvements are now available 

We are happy to announce that the new Argus Service Dashboard is now released.

Improved Portal Integration & Visibility of API-Orders

Argus is now integrated directly into the portal menu and instances that were ordered via API are now also displayed.
For a transitional period, previously ordered instances via Portal are still visible in the Services tab.

Cleaner ordering process & Plan change

Besides that, we made the ordering process for Argus instances clearer.
The different plans for frontend, monitoring and observability are now categorized. Each plan shows how many metrics (samples), logs (GB) and traces (GB) can be stored.
Plan upgrade and downgrade are more clearly arranged.

Faster access to API Links

All API links (metrics, alerting, logs, traces) are now visible directly in the Argus service dashboard.
You can now see immediately which addresses you need to send your metrics, logs or traces to.

Loki performance improvements

We did performance tweaks of Loki, to improve the query performance for logs.

March 25, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE CHANGE Manage secrets through the STACKIT portal and IP Address change 

We are happy to announce the integration of the secrets management directly into the STACKIT portal.
In addition to an updated user interface, we also provision newly created instances to a new backend.

Therefore we will also change the Secrets Manager Endpoint prod.sm.eu01.stackit.cloud to a new IP-Address. 
If you have explicitly defined outbound firewall rules to manage your secrets, you must update them in advance and allow the new IP address:

Old IP Adress: 193.148.175.212
New IP Adress: 45.129.42.99

For more information, see our documentation to get started.
If there are any questions, support is available via the Help Center.

March 25, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT Network Area (SNA) is now available

We are happy to announce that “STACKIT Network Area” (SNA) is now available.

SNA is an “Organizational Network” that interconnects multiple projects. Beside the project interconnection, the projects are connected to the internet as well. Access may be granted via Security Rules. External networks (e.g. your own environments) can be easily and effectively connected to all projects of an SNA as a hybrid cloud.

Based on the new SNA feature, we will provide you further functionalities in the future:

  • physical connections (e.g. MPLS, STACKIT Colocation, etc.)
  • private endpoints for STACKIT Services

and many more.

You can already configure your SNA already via the STACKIT Portal and STACKIT API. Start your SNA journey now and check out our documentation (STACKIT Network Area (SNA) in the Knowledge Base and API Documentation).

March 20, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT Official STACKIT CLI BETA is now available 

We are proud to announce that the official STACKIT CLI is now released in the BETA version.

The CLI is a command line tool that provides an user-friendly interface for STACKIT services. 

It is currently in a BETA state, more services and functionality will be supported soon.

You can find more information and instructions on how to install here:

We are looking forward for your feedback and feature requests!

If you need any support, please raise an issue in the GitHub repo or create a ticket in the Help Center

March 14, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE STACKIT Confidential Kubernetes product is now available 

We are happy to announce that STACKIT Confidential Kubernetes product is now available.

STACKIT Confidential Kubernetes combines the advantages of the popular orchestration tool Kubernetes with the high security standards of confidential computing. The solution is based on the Kubernetes Engine Constellation by Edgeless Systems. It allows users to deploy and operate self-managed Kubernetes clusters with extensive security features without much effort. The highlight: clusters are completely isolated from the underlying cloud infrastructure and third-party access. They are completely encrypted throughout, including the storage at runtime. These properties are verifiable to third parties.

For more information, see the product page or use our tutorials to get started.


March 08, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE DEPRECATED STACKIT Cloud Foundry supports 32 GB RAM instances and got some other changes 

We are happy to announce that STACKIT Cloud Foundry now supports 32 GB RAM instances as documented here.

There are also some other changes to note:

  1. Please watch out when updating existing Spring Boot Java apps from now on, because the deprecated Spring Cloud Connector and Spring Auto Reconfiguration have been removed in favor of the java-cfenv library with Spring Boot Version 3.
    Older Spring Boot versions are not affected now, but we prepared all the details including some emergency fallback options on this information page.
  2. For all apps it is recommended to use the latest buildpack versions that we provide with the platform, as older community buildpacks may use outdated container base images like the linuxfs3 stack, which will be removed from the platform beginning April 2024.
    More details on this are given on this information page.
  3. Focussing on security, we also disable SSH access to newly created apps by default in April 2024, which then can be re-enabled with the CLI on-demand.
  4. Please visit our updated FAQ page to make sure you will not miss some important information on how to react.

March 05, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Kubernetes versions available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce new Kubernetes versions for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE).

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.27.11. Additionally, the Kubernetes patch versions 1.26.14 and 1.25.16 were introduced.

Please be aware that your static-token kubeconfig will be invalid as soon as you update to Kubernetes version 1.27. You need to create a new short-lived kubeconfig via STACKIT Cloud Portal or SKE-API. For additional information you can read our SKE documentation.

This release consists of 60 enhancements: 13 enhancements have graduated to stable, 29 enhancements are moving to beta, and 18 enhancements are entering alpha. Also, 14 features have been deprecated or removed.
For more details refer to the official release announcement or official release notes.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation. You can find additional information to our release process here.

This version is running in state "preview" for one week from now on and will be set to "supported" on 12.03.2024. 

Please be aware that SKE will align with the offical End of Life for Kubernetes versions. Therefore, version 1.27 will be fully supported until the 28th of June 2024.

March 05, 2024

DEPRECATED Kubernetes version 1.25 is getting deprecated in SKE 

Kubernetes version 1.25 has reached the end of its official maintenance support. Therefore, we will remove this version from the STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE). We will automatically update all clusters running with Kubernetes version 1.25 to 1.26 on 29th of April 2024. 

We already support two newer Kubernetes versions (1.26 and 1.27). Please update your clusters as soon as possible.

In case you have questions you can find more information regarding the v1.25 Kubernetes version here & our SKE updating process here.

February 09, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE NEW ARM Images are now available 

We are happy to announce that we have a few new ARM images! You can find the additional images here.

You can use the new ARM images with your favourite ARM flavor.

February 07, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE SKE: New Operating System version for mitigation of runc vulnerability available

runc vulnerability (called "Leaky Vessels") was recently identified by Snyk Security Labs. For Kubernetes this means an attacker could use this vulnerability to escape the container and gain unauthorized access to the underlying host operating system. For additional information, you can see the following resources:

This means for you:

  • If you have "Automatic OS Updates" enabled
    You don't need to do anything.
    We have released a new OS (Version 3760.2.0) which mitigates this vulnerability. A rolling update of the worker nodes of your cluster will be performed in your configured maintenance window. 
    Detailed instructions how to configure "Automatic OS updates" can be found in the STACKIT Kubernetes Engine documentation.
  • If you have "Automatic OS Updates" disabled:
    You need to manually update the OS version of your worker nodes as soon as possible. 
    We have also informed the project owners of affected clusters via email. Otherwise, remaining SKE clusters will be automatically updated on Wednesday, 28.02.2024, in their configured maintenance window.
    Additionally, we highly advise to use our "Automatic OS updates" feature in the future.

If there are any questions, support is available via the Help Center.

February 06, 2024

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE GPU-Flavors are now available

We are proud to announce that STACKIT is releasing the first building block of its portfolio for AI applications.

The Flavors equipped with Nvidia A100 80GB Tensor Core-GPU offer our customers a service that is particularly suitable for computationally intensive use cases such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, complex data modeling and the training of neural networks. In order to meet the most diverse requirements of our customers, we offer three different sizes with up to 4 graphics cards.

A current list of all flavors we offer can be found here. For an optimal introduction to the use of the Nvidia A100 Tensor Core-GPU, you will find a tutorial here to operate your AI directly on STACKIT.

December 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT PostgreSQL will be deprecated

The service STACKIT PostgreSQL service will soon reach the end of support on the 30.06.2024 and will be replaced by STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex. 

STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex is our latest and greatest PostgreSQL service. It offers flexible scaling, point-in-time recovery, in-place upgrades, user management and many other great features. 

At the same time we will be discontinuing the previous PostgreSQL service, so that only one service will be offered: PostgreSQL Flex

To support switching from the existing PostgreSQL service as easy as possible, we have provided some technical documentation here.

If you need assistance for migrating your data to the new service or if there are any questions, our support is always available via the Help Center.

December 14, 2023

DEPRECATED Kubernetes version 1.24 is getting deprecated in SKE 

Kubernetes version 1.24 has reached its official End of Life on 28th of July 2023. We will automatically update all SKE clusters from minor version v1.24 to v1.25 on the 31st of January.

We already support two newer Kubernetes versions (1.25 and 1.26). Please update your clusters as soon as possible.

Be aware that PodSecurityPolices have been deprecated since Kubernetes version 1.21 and will be removed with Kubernetes version 1.25.

Additionally, Service loadbalancerSourceRange requires podCIDRs for local communication from kubernetes 1.25.x onwards. Please review our FAQ & Known Issues of SKE section for more information.

You can find more information regarding this Kubernetes deprecation in the official documentation.

In case you have questions you can find more information regarding the v1.25 Kubernetes version here & our SKE updating process here.

December 5, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT Essential Network Load Balancer is available as GA 

We are happy to announce the release of our brand new service Essential Network Load Balancer.

This service is designed to provide high availability for your application by distributing incoming traffic across multiple servers. 

How to Get Started 

The API of the Essential Network Load Balancer enables easy integration into applications and workflows.

It also provides extensive integration into various tools such as Terraform.

With our getting started guide at our customer documentation you get everything to start right now.

November 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT MongoDB will be deprecated

The service STACKIT MongoDB service (not STACKIT MongoDB Flex) will soon reach the end of support on the 31.05.2024.

Since a while the new STACKIT MongoDB Flex service is for you available. With the new service you have a lot of new features available to create a better database for your application requirements.

Please plan your upgrade in advance and contact the MongoDB team through the Help Desk.

If you need assistance for migrating your data to the new service or if there are any questions, our support is always available via the Help Center.

November 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE STACKIT MongoDB Flex available on CloudFoundry

We are proud to announce that STACKIT MongoDB Flex is now available on CloudFoundry.

This feature will help you to use the new MongoDB Service in your CloudFoundry environment.

If there are any questions, our support is always available via the Help Center

November 10, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT Official STACKIT Go SDK and Terraform Provider are now available

We are proud to announce that the official STACKIT Go Software Development Kit (SDK) and Terraform Provider are now available.

These tools help developers in their daily work by simplifying access to our STACKIT APIs and offering the possibility to automate STACKIT resources.

You can find more information and instructions on how to use here:

If you need any support, raise an issue in the GitHub repository or create a ticket in the STACKIT Help Center

November 09, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE STACKIT DNS is now available as ExternalDNS provider 

We are happy to announce that STACKIT DNS now provides an integration with ExternalDNS via the brand new Webhook Provider.

ExternalDNS automates the management of DNS records for Kubernetes services.

For more information, see the links above or use our tutorial for ExternalDNS to get started.

November 07, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE ARM flavors are now available

We are happy to announce that we are now offering ARM based flavors.

You can find the additional ARM-flavors here. ARM flavors can be used via API and Portal.

October 19, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE SKE: New Kubernetes patch versions for mitigation of HTTP/2 vulnerability

A Denial-of-Service vulnerability (CVE-2023-44487) was recently identified in the HTTP/2 protocol. For Kubernetes this means a possibility to overload the Kubernetes apiserver and trigger a Denial-of-Service. For additional information, you can see the following resources:

What this means for you:

  • Your SKE custer is using Kubernetes version 1.24:
    You have nothing to do. We have fixed this issue in the latest 1.24 patch version for you. A reconcilation of your cluster will be triggered, but it won't have any impact on running workload or on the availability of your cluster's control plane.
  • Your SKE cluster is using Kubernetes version 1.25 or 1.26:
    You need to update patch versions in case you have "automatic updates" disabled. We have added two new Kubernetes patch versions (1.25.15 and 1.26.10) which are supported from now in SKE. In case you have "automatic updates" enabled, your Kubernetes clusters will update to these newly released patch versions. You have nothing else to do. In case you have this option disabled,
    you should update to the newest released patch versions as soon as possible. Otherwise, remaining SKE clusters will be automatically updated next Wednesday (25.10.2023).

In any case as soon as your cluster has been updated (in case of 1.25 and 1.26) or reconciled (in case of 1.24) the feature gate "UnauthenticatedHTTP2DOSMitigation" will be activated on your Kubernetes apiserver. 

If there are any questions, our support is always available via the Help Center

October 18, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE Get support more efficiently with STACKIT Help Center 2.0 

We are excited to announce the launch of STACKIT Help Center 2.0 on November 2, 2023. 

This upgrade comes with many benefits for you. In addition to creating a ticket for an incident or service request, you can also:

  •    Specify specific information like organization or project ID directly  
  •    Share tickets with others colleagues
  •    Upgrade specific tickets in importance for special attention 

all in an improved user interface. 

This will enhance your experience with our service by making it more focused and transparent, allowing for faster resolution of service requests by our support team. Running tickets will continue to be processed and can be viewed in the follow-up.  

As usual, additional information can be found in our Knowledge Base

We believe that our new STACKIT Help Center 2.0 will enhance your customer experience. Thank you for your confidence and ongoing support. 

If there are any questions, our support is always available via the Help Center

October 17, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Flavor Change Feature in STACKIT MongoDB Flex

We are happy to announce that STACKIT MongoDB Flex is able to execute upgrade flavor changes in the portal.

With the new self-service you are able to scale up your systems by your own according to your requirements.

For more information, see MongoDB Flex

October 12, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Operating System versions available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce new OS version (3602.2.0) for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE). Several bug and security fixes are included in this release.

This version is running in state "preview" for three weeks from now on and will be set to "supported" on 30.10.2023. Please be aware that your Kubernetes nodes will be rebuild with the new OS version in the following maintenance window specified by you.

Additional information are provided in the SKE documentation.

October 09, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE STACKIT DNS is now available as DNS01 ACME issuer via Certbot and Cert-Manager

We are happy to announce that STACKIT DNS now provides integrations with Certbot and Cert-Manager. This provides the use of the DNS01 challenge for issuing certificates via ACME.

For more information, see the links above or use our tutorials for Cert-Manager and Certbot to get started.

October 02, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE New ARM flavors are available in BETA state

We are happy to announce that we are now offering ARM based flavors.

You can find the additional ARM-flavors here. Please note that a creation is currently only possible via the Infrastructure API.

September 21, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Kubernetes and Operating System versions available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce new Kubernetes and OS versions for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE).

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.26.9. Additionally, the Kubernetes patch versions 1.24.17 and 1.25.14 were introduced.

This release consists of 37 enhancements: 11 enhancements have graduated to stable, 10 enhancements are moving to beta, and 16 enhancements are entering alpha. Also, 12 features have been deprecated or removed.
For more details refer to the official release announcement or official release notes.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation. You can find additional information to our release process here.

Be aware that SKE will align with the offical End of Life for Kubernetes versions. Therefore, version 1.26 will be fully supported until the 28th of February 2024.

Additionally to the Kubernetes version, we also provide a new operating system version (Flatcar 3510.2.7). Several bug and security fixes are included in this release.

This version is running in state "preview" for two weeks from now on and will be set to "supported" on 16.10.2023. Please be aware that your Kubernetes nodes will be rebuild with the new OS version in the following maintenance window specified by you. Additional information are provided in the documentations mentioned above.

August 1, 2023

DEPRECATED CHANGE STACKIT MongoDB version 6 is now available 

We are happy to announce that the new version 6 of MongoDB version is now available. With the new version we will replace the MongoDB version 5 which is no longer available for order in the service STACKIT MongoDB

If you have the requirement to use version 5 from your application, you should request the migration to STACKIT MongoDB Flex.

The STACKIT MongoDB Flex service has several advantages f.e. you have the ability to choose between MongoDB version 5 and 6.

We highly recommend the migration from the STACKIT MongoDB service to the new STACKIT MongoDB Flex service. This can be also requested via the Help Desk.

For a upgrade of your instances in the service STACKIT MongoDB version 6, you can create a ticket at the Help Desk of STACKIT. Our team will get in touch with you.

At this point we can not provide an automated upgrade but it will be available in the fall 2023.

August 1, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT Server Update Management Service is now available 

We are happy to announce that our new service STACKIT Server Update Management Service is released in GA state.

The Server Update Management Service permits to easily automate the operating system (OS) update process.

You can set up the service by using the comprehensive and easy-to-use management interface or API.

Server Update Management reduces the risk of attacks and security breaches by keeping the operating system up to date with automatically installed updates.

You can find more information about the new Server Update Management service here.

July 24, 2023

DEPRECATED CHANGE NEW URL for API-endpoint of Object Storage Management API 

From now on we offer the Object Storage Management API together with our central STACKIT API Gateway. This enables functionalities to be expanded in the future.

That means, that the URL of the API-endpoint of the Object Storage Management changes.

Validate the usage of the old API-endpoint and replace it by the new one:

Beside the URL of the endpoints, nothing changes in the first place. Also the API specification remains unchanged.

We will shut down the old URL on 01.02.2024

July 24, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Kubernetes and Operating System versions available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce version updates for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE).

We now support Kubernetes patch versions 1.25.12 and 1.24.16. The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation. You can find additional information to our release process here.

Additionally to the Kubernetes version, we also provide a new operating system version (Flatcar 3510.2.5). Several bug and security fixes are included in this release.

This version is running in state "preview" for two weeks from now on and will be set to "supported" on 08.08.2023. Please be aware that your Kubernetes nodes will be rebuild with the new OS version in the following maintenance window specified by you. Additional information are provided in the documentations mentioned above.

July 21, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT FEATURE STACKIT Subdomains feature is now available in STACKIT DNS 

We are happy to announce that the STACKIT Subdomains feature is now available available in STACKIT DNS.

The STACKIT Subdomain feature that allows you to create a zone as DNS subdomain within one of five domains hosted by STACKIT, namely:

  • runs.onstackit.cloud
  • stackit.rocks
  • stackit.gg
  • stackit.zone
  • stackit.run

One key advantages of this feature is how easy it makes getting started with DNS. The entire process has been designed to be straightforward, while eliminating the typical hassles associated with domain setup.

Another significant benefit is the cost-efficiency it brings. By allowing you to harness our DNS services without buying a new domain, we provide you with a swift and economical solution to set up your DNS configurations.

July 03, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT CHANGE New Kubernetes and operating system versions available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce a large version update for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE).

We now support Kubernetes patch versions 1.25.11 and 1.24.15. The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation. You can find additional information to our release process here.

Additionally to the Kubernetes version, we also provide a new operating system version (Flatcar 3510.2.3). Several bug and security fixes are included in this release.

This version is running in state "preview" for one week now and will be set to "supported" on 12.07.2023. Please be aware that your Kubernetes nodes will be rebuild with the new OS version in the following maintenance window specified by you. Additional information are provided in the documentations mentioned above.

July 03, 2023

DEPRECATED Kubernetes version 1.23 is getting deprecated in SKE 

The Kubernetes version gets an update! Kubernetes version 1.23 has reached its official End of Life on 28th of February and we will automatically update all SKE clusters from minor version v1.23 to v1.24 in the upcoming weeks. This update will happen on the 27th of September.

We already support two newer Kubernetes versions (1.24 and 1.25) and will also offer version 1.26 beforehand, so please update your clusters as soon as you have the time to do so. 

In case you have questions you can find more information regarding the v1.24 Kubernetes version here & our SKE updating process here.

June 20, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT LogMe2 is now available 

We are happy to announce our new service releases for STACKIT LogMe2

  • The Service are offered with completely new Service Plans.
  • You can find more information about our life cycle here.

The following versions will soon reach the end of support period and will be obsolete on the December 31, 2023:

  • STACKIT LogMe1

Plan to update to the new product. In our Knowledge Base you will find tutorials to help you migrate the data to the new services. Please feel free to contact our Help Center if you need any assistance.

May 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT Server Update Management Service available as beta version

We are glad to announce that our new service STACKIT Server Update Management Service is released in beta state.

The Server Update Management Service permits customers to easily automate their operating system (OS) update process.

The service can be set up by using the comprehensive and easy-to-use management interface or API.

Server Update Management reduces the risk of attacks and security breaches by keeping the operating system up to date with automatically installed updates.

You can find more information about the new Server Update Management service here.

May 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT OpenSearch2 is now available 

We are happy to announce our new service releases for STACKIT OpenSearch2

  • The Service are offered with completely new Service Plans.
  • You can find more information about our life cycle here.

The following versions will soon reach the end of support period and will be obsolete on the November 31, 2023:

  • STACKIT Elasticsearch (all versions)

Plan to update to the new product. In our Knowledge Base you will find tutorials to help you migrate the data to the new services. Please feel free to contact our Help Center if you need any assistance.

May 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT Secrets Manager is now available

We are happy to announce the release of our brand new service Secrets Manager.

Secrets Manager is a managed service that provides a secure key-value-store for sensitive data such as:

  • passwords
  • configuration files and
  • text

It enables the protection and management of secrets.

The API of the Secrets Manager enables easy integration into applications and workflows.

This makes it possible to separate source code and secrets, and compliance requirements can be implemented.

It also provides extensive integration into various tools such as Kubernetes Secrets Operator, Ansible and Terraform.

With our getting started guide at our customer documentation you get everything to start right now.

May 15, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT DNS is now available available as GA 

We are happy to announce the release of STACKIT DNS.

STACKIT DNS is a managed service and offers fast response times and geographical reliability through Anycast DNS. This ensures that the DNS resolution is available in the best possible way. Through integration in the STACKIT cloud, DNS zones can be managed together with other cloud services in one place.

The service brings you:

  • management of DNS zones and DNS records via the STACKIT cloud
  • global availability and short response times through anycast addressing
  • increased security through protection against overload and DoS attacks
  • integration as a secondary provider to additionally secure external DNS services
  • easy recovery of DNS zones and DNS records in the event of accidental deletion

STACKIT DNS is available today API-first, see our documentation to get started.

May 08, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT MariaDB 10.6 is now available 

We are happy to announce our new service releases for STACKIT MariaDB 10.6

  • The Services are offered with completely new Service Plans.
  • You can find more information about our life cycle here.

The following versions will soon reach the end of support period and will be obsolete on the November 31, 2023:

  • STACKIT MariaDB 10.4

Plan to update to the new versions. In our knowledgebase you will find tutorials to help you migrate the data to the new services. Please feel free to contact our Help Center if you need any assistance.

How to migrate data to a new MariaDB service instance

May 02, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex is now available

We are happy to announce the release of our new service STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex.

STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex is the successful continuation of the PostgreSQL service. The service has already improved on several aspects.

  • Now you can order single or replica instances.  
  • The storage performance class can be selected as part of the order.
  • The storage size can be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the respective applications.
  • You can change the version, backup schedule and ACL in the General Information Overview.

The service is already available in the portal and everything can also be managed with the STACKIT API.

May 02, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT MongoDB Flex is now available

We are happy to announce the release of our new service STACKIT MongoDB Flex.

STACKIT MongoDB Flex is the successful continuation of the MongoDB service. The service has already improved on several aspects.

  • Shared clusters can now be ordered in addition to single and replica instances.
  • The storage performance class can be selected as part of the order.
  • The storage size can be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the respective applications.

The service is already available in the portal and can be managed simultaneously via the STACKIT API.

April 19, 2023

CHANGE DEPRECATED [SKE] Kubernetes version 1.25 available as preview

Since 19.04.2023, SKE offers Kubernetes version 1.25.9 as a preview version. Read on to find out which breaking changes this includes and what you need to do before you can upgrade your clusters.

Changes in Kubernetes 1.25

Kubernetes 1.25 comes with a lot of stability improvements. For more information on this, see the official anncouncement blog post: https://kubernetes.io/blog/2022/08/23/kubernetes-v1-25-release/

Important for you as a customer is the only breaking change included in the release: Removal of PodSecurityPolicies.

Migrating from PodSecurityPolicies

PodSecurityPolicies are not available in Kubernetes 1.25 anymore. Please check if you use them in your clusters. If so, follow the official migration guide: https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/configure-pod-container/migrate-from-psp/

We as a service provider have chosen to block upgrades to 1.25 as long as own PodSecurityPolicy objects (without the label resources.gardener.cloud/managed-by: gardener) are detected in your Kubernetes cluster. This prevents inadvertent upgrades, which would render the PodSecurityPolicies invalid and nonoperative.
If you try to upgrade a Kubernetes cluster while there are still PodSecurityPolicies, an error message will be returned by our SKE API containing a list of all offending PodSecurityPolicy objects. We advise you to replace them according to the migration guide, and then delete them. Afterwards, you can upgrade to Kubernetes 1.25 normally.

Currently, the portal only displays a generic error without the list of PSPs. This will be aligned before promoting the version to supported.

If you're unsure how to proceed, don't hesitate to open a support ticket.


April 14, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT RabbitMQ 3.10 is now available 

We are happy to announce our new service releases for STACKIT RabbitMQ 3.10

  • The Services are offered with completely new Service Plans.
  • You can find more information about our life cycle here.

The following versions will soon reach the end of support period and will be obsolete on the October 31, 2023:

  • STACKIT RabbitMQ 3.7
  • STACKIT RabbitMQ 3.8

Plan to update to the new versions. In our knowledgebase you will find tutorials to help you migrate the data to the new services. Please feel free to contact our Help Center if you need any assistance.

How to migrate data to a new RabbitMQ service instance

April 04, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED STACKIT PostgreSQL 13 is now available 

We are pleased to announce our new service releases for STACKIT PostgreSQL 13

  • The Services are offered with completely new Service Plans.
  • You can find more information about our life cycle here.

The following versions will soon reach the end of support period and will be obsolete on the October 31, 2023:

  • STACKIT PostgreSQL 10
  • STACKIT PostgreSQL 11

Plan to update to the new versions. In our knowledgebase you will find tutorials to help you migrate the data to the new services. Please feel free to contact our Help Center if you need any assistance.

How to migrate data to a new PostgreSQL service instance

April 03, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex available as beta version

We are glad to announce that our new service STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex is released in beta state.

The new service offers you various options to create your PostgreSQL instance.

  • Several Service Plans to choose.
  • Create a single or a replica instance.
  • Choose between the versions 12, 13 and 14.
  • Choose between 5 GB of storage up to 1000 GB.

Also you are able to choose which storage performance class you would like to have. A self-service enables you to create users via the portal.

You can find more information about the new service STACKIT PostgreSQL Flex here.

March 27, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT Resource Manager is available 

We are happy to announce the introduction of the Resource Manager within the STACKIT Portal.

STACKIT Resource Manager organizes resources into a hierarchical structure consisting of Organization and Projects.

  • STACKIT Resource Manager helps you to keep an overview over all the projects and organization you belong to
  • Projects within the Resource Manager are the entry point to all STACKIT Cloud Services
  • STACKIT Resource Manager allows you to easily search through all your projects
  • Use the STACKIT Resource Manager to delete no more needed projects

With the getting started guide from our customer documentation you get every information you need to know.

March 08, 2023

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT MongoDB Flex available as Beta

We are pleased to announce the release of our new service STACKIT MongoDB Flex.

STACKIT MongoDB Flex is the successful continuation of the MongoDB service. The service has already improved on several aspects.

  • Shared clusters can now be ordered in addition to single and replica instances.
  • The storage performance class can be selected as part of the order.
  • The storage size can be flexibly adapted to the requirements of the respective applications.

The service is already available in the portal and can be managed simultaneously via the STACKIT API.

February 22, 2023

CHANGE [SKE] New Kubernetes and operating system versions available for your SKE cluster 

We are happy to announce a large version update for STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE).

We now support Kubernetes patch versions 1.24.10 and 1.23.16. The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation. You can find additional information to our release process here.

Additionally to the Kubernetes version, we also provide a new operating system version (Flatcar 3374.2.3). Several bug and security fixes are included in this release.

This version was running in state "preview" for three weeks now and will be set to "supported" today. Please be aware that your Kubernetes nodes will be rebuild with the new OS version in the next maintenance window specified by you. Additional information are provided in the documentations mentioned above.

December 15, 2022

DEPRECATED CHANGE MongoDB 5 now available

We would like to inform you that the new MongoDB version 5 is now available.

MongoDB 4.2 version is reaching the end of the support period and will be deprecated on the 31.03.2023.

Please plan your update in good time and get in contact with the MongoDB team via the Help Desk. The team will help you with the update.

November 29, 2022

DEPRECATED CHANGE Redis 6 is now available 

We offer now Redis 6 with SSL encryption. This provides improved security end-to-end for all new instances.

The Redis 5 plans offered to date will be deprecated by December 1, 2022 and will be terminated June 1, 2023.

Please plan your transition in good time. You can find a tutorial on the migration in out product documentation

November 25, 2022

FEATURE Additional flavors without CPU overprovisioning are available

On November 25, 2022, we released 9 additional flavors without CPU overprovisioning for all customers.

You find a list of all flavors here.

November 14, 2022

CHANGE [SKE] New Kubernetes patch versions available 

We now support new Kubernetes patch versions: 1.22.16, 1.23.14 and 1.24.8.

These patch versions include fixes for CVE-2022-3162: Unauthorized read of Custom Resources.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.

November 9, 2022

FEATURE Data Services Access API is now available

As of today the Data Services Access API is publicly available, allowing you to programmatically order and manage your MariaDB, LogMe, PostgreSQL, RabbitMQ, Redis and Elasticsearch instances.

October 28, 2022

FEATURE New flavors without CPU overprovisioning are available

On October 28, 2022, the STACKIT IaaS team released 24 new flavors without CPU overprovisioning for all customers.

A list of all flavors can be found here.

October 18, 2022

DEPRECATED CHANGE MariaDB are now available with SSL 

Starting today, we offer MariaDB 10.4 with SSL encryption. This provides improved security end-to-end for all new instances.

The non-SSL plans offered to date (MariaDB 10.1 and 10.4) will be deprecated by November 1, 2022 and will be terminated May 1, 2023.

Please plan your transition in good time. You can find a tutorial on the migration in our product documentation.

October 4, 2022

CHANGE Kubernetes version 1.24 available for SKE clusters 

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.24.6. Additionally, the Kubernetes patch versions 1.22.15 and 1.23.12 were introduced.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.
This release consists of 46 enhancements: 14 enhancements have graduated to stable, 15 enhancements are moving to beta, and 13 enhancements are entering alpha. Also, 2 features have been deprecated and 2 features have been removed.

For more details refer to the official release announcement or official release notes.

Please be aware that SKE will align with the offical End of Life for Kubernetes versions. Therefore, version 1.24 will be fully supported till the 28th of July 2023.

September 30, 2022

DEPRECATED MongoDB 4.2 is getting deprecated 

This is to inform you that the MongoDB 4.2 version is reaching the end of the support period and will be deprecated on the 30.04.2023. At this moment there is no action required from your side! We will keep you updated, when the STACKIT MongoDB Flex Service (MongoDB 5 version) is released and offer you a migration service.

September 19, 2022

FEATURE New Version 9 of AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux Available  

On September 19th, 2022, the STACKIT Linux team released the images for the latest 9 version of  AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux. These production ready open-source Linux distributions are binary-compatible with the latest 9 version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

September 13, 2022

FEATURE STACKIT Portal features and enhancements 

We are constantly improving the usability of our STACKIT portal and making it even more user-friendly, always following the slogan "Where cloud innovations meets usability".

A brief overview of the latest features and improvements in the STACKIT Portal:

New dashboard on project level
With the widgets on the dashboard you get at a glance info about your project, current project costs, STACKIT status, quotas and quicklinks to helpful documentation.

Learn button 1.0
If you click on the learn button in the upper right corner, you will quickly and easily find the right documentation for the respective topic.

These improvements are now available.

September 12, 2022 

FEATURE Existing Public IPs can now be used for load balancers in SKE  

From today onwards it is possible to use an existing public IP to expose a Kubernetes service. This is beneficial if you want to rely on a service to have a static public IP, e.g. if you cannot use dynamic DNS. The public IP stays the same even if the service is deleted and recreated.

A detailed guide can be found here in the SKE documentation.

Please be aware that the associated IP remains in case the load balancer gets deleted and needs to be removed separately.

August 29, 2022 

FEATURE Elasticsearch 7 is now available  

On September 1, 2022 the extra-large service plans of the PostgreSQL and MariaDB services will get an increase in the compute performance. All service instances with this service plan - existing and newly created ones - will get upgraded. 

This means, starting on September 1, 2022: 

  • extra large service plans will have 16vCPUs per node, 32GB RAM and 500GB disk storage
  • there will be a price increase for the extra large service plans to match the new performance class

This change is made to ensure, that these service plans match the high requirements for persisted data services in this size. 

For any more information consult the updated Service Description, Pricing Information or contact our Help Center.

August 24, 2022 

ANNOUNCEMENT VPN load balancer of your SKE clusters is getting removed

Today we removed the VPN load balancer & Floating IP of your SKE clusters. This setup was previously chosen to establish a secure VPN connection between the Control Plane and the worker nodes of your cluster.

With our latest update we are using a different approach which eliminates the need for this load balancer while maintaining all security aspects to the highest level. 

What this means for you: 
From this day onwards, your bill for a SKE cluster will be reduced by 14,08€ per month.

August 17, 2022 

ANNOUNCEMENT New price list valid from 01.09.2022

As announced, you can find the price list including price adjustment of the extra-large service plans in PostgreSQL and MariaDB service via the following link: https://www.stackit.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/220816_STACKIT_Preisliste_EN-Version-1.0.4_A4.pdf?x73341

The price increase refers to the service increase announced on 08/01/2022 for the following STACKIT Cloud Services: 

  • PostgreSQL-c1.5-Extra Large Replica-EU01
  • MariaDB-c1.5-Extra Large Replica-EU01

The change affects both existing customers who already subscribe to the relevant services in the "pay-as-you-go" model and new customers. You have the option to object to the price adjustment within ten (10) days by notifying cloud@stackit.de in text form. If no timely objection is sent to the above e-mail address, you shall be deemed to have accepted the adjustment.

September 1, 2022 

ANNOUNCEMENT Managed Windows Server is now available for Free in Beta Phase

From September 1, 2022 STACKIT customers will be able to create STACKIT Managed Windows Servers and to start to use them for free. We would like to invite you to use the service, try it out and give us feedback at windows@stackit.de.

These automatically updated, backed up, and monitored Windows Server can be created via STACKIT Portal, API and CLI. Practical guidelines how to use them are available here.

You can continue to use the already created servers after the expiration of this period, they will be automatically charged.

More information about the use cases, features and benefits is available here

August 10, 2022

DEPRECATED Kubernetes version 1.21 is getting deprecated in SKE 

It is time for a Kubernetes version update! Due to the fact that v1.21 has reached its official End of Life on 28th of Junewe will automatically update all SKE clusters from minor version v1.21 to v1.22 in the upcoming weeks. This update will happen on the 28th of September.

We already support two newer Kubernetes versions (1.22 and 1.23) and will also offer version 1.24 beforehand, so please update your clusters as soon as you have the time to do so. 

Please keep in mind that from version 1.22 several APIs are no longer available, e.g the beta Ingress API versions extensions/v1beta1 and networking.k8s.io/v1beta1 have been removed. For further information refer to this official Kubernetes blog article regarding API deprecations. 

In case you have questions you can find more information regarding the v1.22 Kubernetes version here & our SKE updating process here.

August 1, 2022

FEATURE CHANGE Expansion of the Data Services' Plans of Type Extra Large  

On September 1, 2022 the extra-large service plans of the PostgreSQL and MariaDB services will get an increase in the compute performance. All service instances with this service plan - existing and newly created ones - will get upgraded. 

This means, starting on September 1, 2022: 

  • extra large service plans will have 16vCPUs per node, 32GB RAM and 500GB disk storage
  • there will be a price increase for the extra large service plans to match the new performance class

This change is made to ensure, that these service plans match the high requirements for persisted data services in this size. 

For any more information consult the updated Service Description, Pricing Information or contact our Help Center.

July 29, 2022

DEPRECATED Docker as Container Runtime is getting deprecated in SKE 

As announced in an official Kubernetes blog article in late 2020, Docker will be deprecated as container runtime in Kubernetes. As we provide CNCF-compliant clusters and also align our deprecation flow with the official Kubernetes timeline, this deprecation will also affect you as a SKE user.

But as described in the blog article - "You do not need to panic. It’s not as dramatic as it sounds.

TL;DR Docker as an underlying runtime is being deprecated in favor of runtimes that use the Container Runtime Interface (CRI) created for Kubernetes. Docker-produced images will continue to work in your cluster with all runtimes, as they always have (Kubernetes blog article, 2020). 

For even more details check out the mentioned blog article or this Dockershim Deprecation FAQ.

What this means for you:

We will offer Docker as a container runtime for around 3 more months (end of October 2022) until version v1.22 will reach its official end of life date. Please migrate your applications beforehand to containerd as container runtime. It is not possible to update your cluster to Kubernetes version 1.23 with Docker selected as container runtime!

In case you need assistance for your container runtime migration, please have a look at our FAQs (How can I change the container runtime for my node pool?).

July 5, 2022

FEATURE CHANGE STACKIT Portal features and enhancements 

We are constantly improving the usability of our STACKIT portal and making it even more user-friendly, always following the slogan "Where cloud innovations meets usability".

A brief overview of the latest features and improvements in the STACKIT portal.

  • The breadcrump has been shortened and is now accessible via a flyout that allows you to return to the previous pages.

  • The server network details have been restructured to provide a better overview of booked and allocated network resources

These improvements are now available.

July 01, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Argus covers now whole observability

We extended our managed monitoring service Argus with tools for logging and tracing.
Now you have metrics, logs and traces in one place.
Argus can observe targets which are serving data in OpenTelemetry format.
 
The service is based on Open-Source tools that have established themselves as the de facto standard in observability. It includes:
 
Grafana for visualization
Prometheus for collecting metrics data
Thanos for long-term storage of metrics
Prometheus Alertmanager for threshold based alerting
Argus API and Service Dashboard for service configuration
Grafana Loki as a log management tool (new)
Grafana Tempo for analyzing tracing data (new)
 
See Argus Monitoring for practical use cases and best practices.

June 01, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Argus is now generally available for production use  

Argus is a managed service which provides a powerful monitoring-toolset. It can observe targets which are serving data in OpenMetrics format. After the collection of metrics, it's simple to create multiple dashboards to visualize data using different diagram types. Every dashboard and diagram widget is highly customizable. Further, the service provides an integrated alerting system that can notify groups of users on various communication channels when a certain threshold is reached.
 
The service is based on Open-Source tools that have established themselves as the de facto standard in monitoring. It includes:
 
Grafana for visualization
Prometheus for collecting metrics data
Thanos for long-term storage of metrics
Prometheus Alertmanager for threshold based alerting
Argus API and Service Dashboard for service configuration
 
As a preview feature, we are now offering first service plans for logging and tracing. We rely on:
Grafana Loki as a log management tool
Grafana Tempo for analyzing tracing data
 
See Argus Monitoring for practical use cases and best practices.


May 20, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT New Service Plan Sizes for PostgreSQL and MariaDB

From June 1, 2022 the STACKIT PostgreSQL and MariaDB Services will be expanded to include a new extra-large-cluster Service Plan. The new plan will introduce 500 GB persisted disk storage for the databases. In detail, the following service plans will be available for the PostgreSQL and MariaDB Services:

Plan 

Small Single Instanz

Medium Single Instanz

Small Cluster

Medium Cluster

Big Cluster

Extra Large Cluster

High Availability /
For productive use
 
Nodes

no 
1

no 
1

yes 
3

yes
3

yes
3

yes 
3

vCPUs per node 

2

2

2

2

4

4

RAM (GB) per node 

4

8

4

8

16

16

Disk (GB) 

10

50

10

50

100

500

The new version of the associated service certificate can be found here: 
PostgreSQL - EN: Service Certificate - STACKIT PostgreSQL DE: Leistungsschein - STACKIT PostgreSQL
MariaDB - EN: Service Certificate - STACKIT MariaDB DE: Leistungsschein - STACKIT MariaDB

May 19, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT New performance classes for Block Storage 

From June 1, 2022, the STACKIT Block Storage will be expanded to include additional performance classes. The previous performance classes can continue to be used without restriction in the future. In detail, the following classes will also be selectable:

Performance classSystem-Name PremiumMax. IOPSMax. Throughput

Performance class 8

storage_premium_perf8

10000

250 Mbyte/s

Performance class 10

storage_premium_perf10

15000

300 Mbyte/s

Performance class 12

storage_premium_perf12

20000

350 Mbyte/s

The new version of the associated service certificate can be found here: EN: Service Certificate - STACKIT Block Storage DE: Leistungsschein - STACKIT Block Storage

May 16, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Adjustment of MySQL service certificate valid as of June 1st, 2022 

On June 1st, 2022, the STACKIT Cloud Service MySQL will be renamed to MariaDB. Technically, the base functionality of the new MariaDB Service will remain the same as previous, but the visible Service Naming will change on all relevant interfaces (service certificates, portal, invoice, etc.). The specific service certificate adjustment can be found here:

The newest version of MariaDB (10.4.24) will be released in parallel with the naming change June 1st. Already provisioned MySQL 10.1 Instances prior to that date will be further available to our customers.  

May 12, 2022

FEATURE New Linux Distributions Available 

On May 12th, 2022, the STACKIT Linux team released two new production ready open-source Linux distributions binary-compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL):

  • AlmaLinux – created by CloudLinux and supported by numerous large and financially strong sponsors.
  • Rocky - created by the founder of the CentOS and supported by the community.

May 10, 2022

CHANGE New Kubernetes minor version for SKE clusters available 

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.23.5. Additionally, the Kubernetes patch versions 1.21.11 and 1.22.8 were introduced.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.
This release consists of 47 enhancements: 11 enhancements have graduated to stable, 17 enhancements are moving to beta, and 19 enhancements are entering alpha. Also, 1 feature has been deprecated.

For more details refer to the official release announcement or official release notes.

Please be aware that SKE will align with the offical End of Life for Kubernetes versions. Therefore, version 1.23 will be fully supported till the 28th of February 2023.

May 6, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Cloud Foundry introduces new Loadbalancer for App Space on 12.05.22 

On 12. May 2022 the STACKIT Cloud Foundry introduces a new Loadbalancer in front of all applications running on the platform. This new Loadbalancer will ensure, that the Cloud Foundry stays scaleable to keep up with the rapid growing traffic handled over its *.apps.XX.cf.eu01.stackit.cloud wildcard domain and all application routes using it. 

This also means that the IP Addresses of the *.apps and *.system domains change to the IP Address of the new Loadbalancer starting on 12. May 2022. The new IP Addresses will be: 

  • Public Cloud Foundry Instance: 185.86.188.7
  • Internal Cloud Foundry Instance: 10.203.8.51

This change means for you:
If you have any Firewall Rule set to the current IP Address of the *.apps or *.system domains of the internal as well as the public Cloud Foundry Instances, you have to add the new IP Addresses, or the Firewall will block traffic to your application after the new Loadbalancer is rolled out.

April 29, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Adjustment of router IP prices valid as of June 1st, 2022. 

On June 1st, 2022, STACKIT Cloud will adjust the prices for the Router-IP service. The adjustment only affects Public IP addresses, other services are not affected by the price adjustment. The specific price adjustment for Router-IP can be found in the current STACKIT price list (v 1.0.1). Please note that all Router-IP resources that have not been deleted by the customer before June 1st, 2022 will be billed with the adjusted price starting June 1st, 2022.

In addition, we are pleased to announce a new feature in the STACKIT portal for managing router IPs in customer projects. The feature allows customers to have a central overview of all network components within their projects. It also allows the customer to order and delete IP resources - including Router IPs - centrally.

March 15, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Argus is available as Beta 

Argus is a managed service which provides a powerful monitoring-toolset. After the collection of metrics, it's simple to create a dashboard to visualize data with different types of diagrams. This dashboard is customizable. Further, the service provides an integrated alerting system that can notify groups of users on various communication channels when a certain threshold is reached.

The service is based on Open-Source tools that have established themselves as the de facto standard in monitoring. It includes:

You can learn about practical usecases and best practices in the product documentation.

March 9, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED Cloud Foundry Routes will on 07.04.22 only be accessible over HTTPS 

Currently the wildcard domain URLs of Applications on Cloud Foundry provided by the platform, so called Routes, are accessible over the HTTP (Port 80) and HTTPS Endpoints (Port 443). Any Access of Applications over the HTTP Endpoint (Port 80) are currently automatically redirected to the HTTPS Endpoint. 

On 07.04.2022 we will disable the HTTP (Port 80) Endpoints of Routes.

To further harden our Cloud Foundry to deliver a maximum secure experience for hosting your applications in the Cloud we will completely disable the HTTP (Port 80) Endpoint of Routes on April 7, 2022 and therefore will also no longer automatically redirect from the HTTP (Port 80) to the HTTPS (Port 443) Endpoint of your Applications Route. 

Please be aware, if you are still accessing your Application over HTTP (Port 80) Endpoint, your Requests will fail after the 07.04.2022. Please change any access to your Application to the HTTPS (Port 443) Endpoint.

March 2, 2022

CHANGE New Kubernetes minor version for SKE clusters available 

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.22.
The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.

This release consists of 53 enhancements: 13 enhancements have graduated to stable, 24 enhancements are moving to beta, and 16 enhancements are entering alpha. Also, three features have been deprecated.
The new 1.22 removes a number of beta APIs in favor of the GA version of those.
This removal includes beta versions of the Ingress, IngressClass and more. (API and Feature Removals: Here’s What You Need To Know)
and major changes and improvements for ephemeral containers.

For more details refer to the official release notes.

Please be aware that SKE will align with the offical End of Life for Kubernetes versions. Therefore, version 1.22 will be fully supported till the 28th of October 2022.

March 1, 2022

FEATURE STACKIT Portal features and enhancements 

We've been busy over the last months to provide you the most professional portal from usability, functional and ui perspective.

Here a short overview about latest features and enhancements within STACKIT portal.

  • Implemented prices and calculations overall within portal

  • Integrated of availability zone feature within portal

  • Update and enhancement of server and volume wizard

  • K8s cluster node pool wizard taint and label integration

These improvements are available now.

March 1, 2022

FEATURE Improved Data Services (gen2) 

We've been busy over the last months to provide our data services in production quality for all STACKIT customers.

Starting today, you can use PostgreSQL, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redis, RabbitMQ and LogMe together with STACKIT Kubernetes Engine (SKE) and STACKIT VMs.

We now offer

  • zero downtime maintenance (for clustered instances)
  • improved security with end-to-end encryption for SSL plans
  • access control lists (ACLs).

These improvements are available to all data services created after February 2022 (gen2).

Please notice the deprecation info below for older data services (gen1).

March 1, 2022

DEPRECATED First Generation of Data Services 

While we've released a new generation of our data services (gen2), this brings also some changes for older instances (gen1).

Data service created before February 2022 require your action. Among others, we've updated the access URLs and changed security parameters. Therefor, we cannot upgrade your instances automatically.

Please check the access URL for each instance:

*.data.eu01.onstackit.cloud → this is already a gen2 data service and no action is required.

*.sgw1.eu01.stackit.de → this is a gen1 data service which is now deprecated. You need to copy your data to a fresh instance.

We will run the gen1 data services in parallel for 180 days and end the service on August 31.

We encourage you to copy your data earlier as you'll benefit from the improvements announced today.

February 17, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT Single Availability Zone for nodes and volumes available in SKE 

Up to this point, we have provisioned Kubernetes nodes and volumes of your clusters redundantly across several data centers / availability zones (AZs). This architecture contributes to an increased reliability of your application running on STACKIT Kubernetes Engine. On the flip side, this architecture is a bit more expensive due to the increased infrastructure usage.

From now on, there is the possibility to choose between single and multiple availability zone setups for nodes and volumes depending on your use case. If you want to migrate existing Nodes, simply create a new node pool in the STACKIT Cloud Portal and delete the old one. To migrate persistent volumes from metro AZ to single AZ, SKE provides a documentation with a detailed migration process. Additionally, you can read more about topologies within SKE here.

Februar 8, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT DEPRECATED New service STACKIT Object Storage (S3 compatible) 

From March 1st, 2022 we can offer you a completely new service "STACKIT Object Storage". This service is S3-compatible and offers the option of storing, changing and accessing web-based and encrypted data. The data is automatically mirrored across several data centers or availability zones and is highly available.

You can create corresponding credentials and buckets, e.g. in the STACKIT portal.

This also means that we will discontinue the previous ObjectStorage service (OpenStack-integrated) on September 1st, 2022 - Please migrate your data to the new, more functional solution by then.

February 8, 2022

CHANGE New minor version for MongoDB is available

From Februar 15, 2022 we support MongoDB in the version 4.2.18. The version update is done automatically.

February 1, 2022

ANNOUNCEMENT New default domain for Kubernetes clusters 

From now on SKE clusters will receive and use an onstackit.cloud domain for the Kubernetes API server.
The domain of existing clusters will not change, this will only affect newly created clusters.

December 17, 2021

CHANGE New Kubernetes minor version for SKE clusters available 

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.21.5.
The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.

This release consists of 51 enhancements: 13 enhancements have graduated to stable, 16 enhancements are moving to beta, 20 enhancements are entering alpha, and 2 features have been deprecated. The new v1.21 version includes features like "Graceful Node shutdown" (graduated to beta) and a new alpha feature called "PersistentVolume Health Monitor".

For more details refer to the official release notes.

December 14, 2021

ANNOUNCEMENT AppClouds Org Quota Limit increase

In order to fit the needs of your awesome and growing applications we decided to increase the org quota limits of our STACKIT AppCloud Standard Orgs. 
The new service plan quota limits will be:

Default: 5GB total memory, 5 Service Instances
Small: 10GB total memory, 10 Service Instances
Medium: 50GB total memory, 50 Service Instances
Large: 100GB total memory, 100 Service Instances
XLarge: 500GB total memory, 500 Service Instances

November 22, 2021

CHANGE New minor version for MongoDB is available

We now support MongoDB in the version 4.2.16. The version update is done automatically.

November 03, 2021

CHANGE New Kubernetes minor version for SKE clusters available

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.20.11. If “Auto Update” enabled in the dashboard of your cluster, we will automatically update your clusters to the new Kubernetes patch version during your specified maintenance window.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.

October 16, 2021 

FEATURE High availability for SKE YAWOL Load Balancers 

We added the ability to make the SKE YAWOL load balancers high available (HA) through a Kubernetes Service Annotation. This feature improves the resiliency of the service in case of potential infrastructure outages. Additionally, future updates to our YAWOL load balancers will not trigger any downtime for Kubernetes services, which means less maintenance windows for the SKE service overall.

Read more about the configuration of YAWOL HA in the Documentation


October 15, 2021 

ANNOUNCEMENT Reliable data service instance and Cloud Foundry management 

We have improved the display accuracy of the cloud foundry status in the STACKIT Portal. Any action which will be done via API or CLI of the underlying Cloud Foundry platform will be represented in the STACKIT Portal.
In addition, error messages that occur during the creation, update or deletion of service instances are now displayed in the STACKIT portal, so that users can correct them with the help of the documentation.

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT server simplified Flavor selection in the Portal 

We have simplified the flavor selection in the Server Wizard in the STACKIT Portal. Now there is a better overview of the flavors that STACKIT offers for the STACKIT server.
In addition it allows any easier to use filtering of the flavors to pick the best fitting one for your needs.

October 13, 2021 

FEATURE STACKIT Server Backup is now Beta

We just released a new STACKIT service, which allows to easily manage the backup and restore processes for your server.  Through a powerful and easy to use management UI or API, you can activate the service and protect your organizations against data loss. The automatically created backups and the simple restore procedure will increase the efficiency in your IT departments by removing the routine backup and restore related tasks.

More information about the Server Backup, see the Documentation.

October 07, 2021 

ANNOUNCEMENT STACKIT OpenStack API Endpoint Changed

Due to an optimization within the STACKIT OpenStack authentication system, the OpenStack API URL (OS_AUTH_URL) will change. The new URL is now https://keystone.api.iaas.eu01.stackit.cloud/v3

September 28, 2021 

FEATURE Accessible Account and Project Audit Log

It is now possible to view changes on account level as well as on projects in the  STACKIT Portal. So you can see who created or deleted a project, changed permissions or ordered or deleted resources like servers.

September 15, 2021 

CHANGE New Kubernetes patch version for SKE clusters available 

We now support Kubernetes in the version 1.19.13. If “Auto Update” enabled in the dashboard of your cluster, we will automatically update your clusters to the new Kubernetes patch version during your specified maintenance window.

The documentation how to manually apply minor or patch version updates can be found in the official STACKIT Kubernetes documentation.

September 14, 2021 

FEATURE MongoDB Databases can now be cloned

With the clone function you can copy your data from one MongoDB instance to another MongoDB instance. This allows you for example, to easily provide data for a testing system or quality assurance system.
You can access this feature by opening the MongoDB Dashboard in the STACKIT Portal. The new feature is located under the Backup section.

For more information's about the new clone function, see the Documentation