To take advantage of GRU1, any new Origin location in the future, and Now Cloud v2, we highly recommend running your app with Docker. Legacy support for deploying Node.js applications and NPM type deployments will continue and scale to BRU1 and SFO1.
With this announcement, all new Serverless Docker applications will scale to GRU1 automatically, along with our other Origin locations, with the maintained ability to scale to any combination of locations.
This new Origin, located in São Paulo, Brazil, is one step further in providing the least amount of latency for everyone to access the cloud.
Along with latency, GRU1 provides an additional failover location for us to provide from, in case an upstream cloud provider has reduced availability. This will provide users with a more guaranteed service when using Now.
The demand for our service is continually inspiring us to provide a better and faster experience for everyone in the world, and GRU1 is one more step in this direction.
GRU1 has been built on the foundation of our new infrastructure, Now Cloud v2 for Serverless Docker applications. This means that GRU1 will give better support for applications due to using this new infrastructure, providing much faster performance and a lot quicker cold-boot times; to name only a few advantages.
With the Now CDN enabled, when deploying statically or leveraging the Cache-Control headers, you will be taking advantage of the 150+ edge nodes, including the 11 available in the Latin America region:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mexico City, Mexico
Panama City, Panama
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil
If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out to us.