Should VyOS adopt the new logo or not? Participate in the poll.

We realized that we've been doing it wrong. We asked this question, but didn't give the readers an easy way to answer it!

Well, this is fixed now. Please participate in the poll: https://phabricator.vyos.net/V1

If you don't have a Phabricator account, it's a good chance to create one, as Bugzilla will be eventually phased out. If you don't want to register a new account, you can register through Github, Google, or Facebook.

Should VyOS adopt the new logo or not?

The logo is hardly the most important thing in the world, but that's what's displayed on the website and what people put on mugs and shirts, so we'd better decide.

A while ago, a new logo was proposed. You can view it in different variations here: https://phabricator.vyos.net/M1 

In the discussion in the old blog and the phabricator post above, a number of people told us which variation they prefer, but no one asnwered the most important question: should we drop the old logo and start using the new one or not?

Please do answer it. If you like the old logo and don't want to change anything, say it. If you think the new logo is better and we should start using it, then say it too.

Since we are going to update the main http://vyos.net website (there's even a draft of its content, which everyone is invited to review: https://phabricator.vyos.net/M3), and we started working on its design, we need to make this decision.

Thanks!

VyOS usage report on AWS

Once in a while people ask how many people are using VyOS on AWS. Since AWS sends us usage reports, this is something we can find out.

Note that this is about the AMI we distribute through the marketplace, we know nothing about instances people deploy from community AMIs.

Anyway, on May the 29th, there were 418 users of the marketplace AMI who ran 466 active instances (roughly 1.1 instance per user).

Breakdown by country

There were users from 32 countries. Countries with the largest numbers of users are the USA (232), Japan (57), United Kingdom (25), and Australia (18). Most other users are in other european countries and a few are in american countries other than the USA and asian countries other than Japan.

Breakdown by instances

The most popular instance type is, unsurprisingly, the free tier eligible t2.micro (202 instances). It is followed by 100 m3.medium, 54 t2.small, 48 t2.medium, and 13 c4.large instances. The remaining larger 49 instances include various large and xlarge ones, including some m4.4xlarge and c3.8xlarge (I sure would like to hear from those people about their use cases!).

Conclusion

Conclusion? What conclusion? I'm not sure if 418 users on AWS is a failure or an achievement. Maybe when we make images for other cloud platforms, we'll have something to compare it with.