Second Life Uplift Cloud Update


On Friday 6th November Oz Linden and Mazidox Linden talked with Strawberry Linden on Lab Gab about the latest developments on the Cloud Uplift work that is going on. 

Everyone can watch the whole episode above which runs for roughly a hour. 

Here are some of the highlights…

  • The plan is still to have all of the transitional work completed before the end of 2020. 
  • A specialist company will be clearing out the Lab cages at the co-op facility after the Uplift and they will be disposing the old hardware. All user data will be destroyed. 
  • During the transitional period it has been significantly more expensive to operate Second Life. In the near future it’s believed operating costs will be reduced. 
  • Running Second Life on AWS can run more scripts and script events 
  • User-sensitive data is effectively hidden from Amazon (AWS). Linden Lab have put in strict contractual requirements. 
  • Estate / Region owners can file a support ticket if they wish to move to AWS
  • 50% of the grid will be on AWS from 10th November 2020
  • There is potential for a range of new land products on AWS in the months and years ahead 

Its good to hear Linden Lab is still on track in moving Second Life into the cloud and that more regions are now running on AWS. Hopefully the performance and stability will be improved over time.

More updates soon.

The 10th Annual SL Christmas Expo Is Almost Here


The 10th annual Second Life Christmas Expo will be held on 4th through until 13th of December 2020. This year’s theme is Christmas Memories.

The 2020 Second Life Christmas Expo will be spread across 12 regions this year. There will be a whole range of exciting events including live music and live performances. There will be hunts, auctions and lots more. There will be more than 225 shops and merchants available this year. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and it’s childhood cancer programs.

Applications Still Open – Blogger applications are still available on the SL Christmas Expo website. This is a great opportunity to participate if you love blogging about big events in Second Life.

It’s expected that Linden Lab will reveal the next Linden Home theme on the demo regions. More details will be announced very soon.

Mark this on your calendar and please spread the word about the 2020 Second Life Christmas Expo which is going to be fantastic.