What We’ve Shipped: Swap Primary IPs

Imagine if trains could instantly change places at a station…

In our latest update, we’ve made changes on a platform level to allow primary IPs to be swapped between powered off Bytemark Cloud VMs in the same zone.

The ability to redirect network traffic between any of your VMs enables:

  • Application Upgrades – Upgrade your application on a duplicate of your live VM, then swap them to complete the upgrade.
  • Specification Upgrades –  Need to add additional RAM with minimal downtime? Duplicate your VM, resize the duplicate, then swap them to complete the specification upgrade.

To request a swap, contact support@bytemark.co.uk.

In a future update, this functionality will be added to Bytemark Panel and the Bytemark Client.

Thanks for reading!

As ever, we plan to continue to develop Bytemark Cloud over time with more features that are useful to you. If you have feedback or feature suggestions we’d love to hear them – please send me an email [peter.white[at]bytemark.co.uk] – I’d love to talk to you.