The Riva Cloud release notes list the benefits of this release:
Benefits of this Release
For information on the GDPR, which took effect on May 25, 2018, visit the following pages or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's easy to know which data residency region and pod your Riva Cloud account is in. For more information, see data residency region, pod, and mode.
If the data residency region or pod are not configured correctly, the users cannot create connections, create policies, or add or remove users.
SugarCRM has been upgrading clients to use the REST API. Riva Cloud offers full support.
For more information, see Authenticate to Sugar 8 through a custom API platform.