For applications with primarily EU users, it makes much more sense to allow hosting apps in a Render EU region.
EU is now generally available. You can select the region during service creation. We're working on making it visible in the dashboard and via YAML this week.
@Anurag Goel: Cool! thanks a lot, Anurag - great news! :)
Any updates since March?
Update: builds are now working on our EU infrastructure and we expect to get HTTP services up in the next two weeks. I expect we'll be able to open a private, feature-limited beta sometime in the next few weeks.
@Anurag Goel: any updates?
@Maina Nick: We're close! Join #eu-early-access in our Slack for more.
@Anurag Goel: does this also mean that static websites are delivered via Frankfurt?
@Anurag Goel any updates on this?
Update: Render's first EU region will be in Frankfurt. No ETA but we're actively working on it. It requires extensive changes to our infrastructure and we want to make sure to get it right. The good news is it'll be faster for us to launch new regions after launching Frankfurt.
@Adrian Duong @Anurag Goel Whats the planned ETA (given that its 3month already) and regions?
I don't think I would use anything apart from render, simple and no more worries.
@Anurag Goel Do you already know which datacentre(s)/region(s) you'll be using in the EU? I'm interested in potentially using CockroachCloud in the future, and I believe that will be available in GCP europe-west-1. (Any thoughts on using such a cloud DB service with Render in terms of latency/performance appreciated!)
Related, is there somewhere I can go to read about if/how Render avoids single points of failure, etc.?
@render_k9tmadbsncix4: we're still evaluating this. Longer term, we'll run in multiple regions and cloud providers and you'll be able to pick the one closest to your data. Re: SPoFs, feel free to ask us in render.com/chat. Your questions will help us figure out what we should add to the docs.
Is there a rough ETA available? I know it's tough to estimate, but is it in the order of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year?
@yoran: I would say it's on the order of 3 months.
We've started work on launching servers and databases in the EU!
Also, would be nice if this also works with database provisioning regions and not just apps
@Perfect Makanju: It will. We'll enable both DBs and apps to be provisioned in Europe.
@Anurag Goel: Okay, that is awesome. Currently in which region are databases provisioned?
@Perfect Makanju: Western US
@Anurag Goel: Okay. With the new EU region feature in the works, are there also plans to allow automatic migration of services/databases from one region to the other or we would have to handle that manually?
@Perfect Makanju: cc @Adrian Duong who's leading this.
@Perfect Makanju: we'll offer a way for you to migrate from region to region, but stateful services and databases will have some downtime during migration.
@Adrian Duong: Okay, it is fine to have some downtime during migration and I trust you will inform the user of any downtimes from the user. Thank you. You guys are doing great stuff.
Any news @Adrian Duong on the EU location and migration features?
@Che Sampat: we're still working on this, so hang tight!
@Adrian Duong: Any etas?
@Adrian Duong Any more updates to share?
@Che Sampat: We just passed a major milestone in de-risking, so we're making good progress.