This is part 4 of a blog post series, in which we explore how to automate Amazon Web Services (AWS) using the Terraform open source software by HashiCorp. Similar to Cloudify, Terraform is a versatile way to codify any type of infrastructure and to spin up a production-like demo or staging environment on any IaaS cloud like AWS, Azure … More AWS Automation Part 4: Using Terraform for AWS Automation
In this blog post, we will explore, how to get started with Docker Cloud, a Docker orchestration cloud service that helps deploying and managing Docker hosts clusters and Docker containers running on those host clusters. Background Since Docker has acquired Tutum in Oct. 2015, Docker is able to offer a service called Docker Cloud. Other than what … More Getting started with Docker Cloud
Learn how Vagrant can be used to perform more sophisticated provisioning tasks than creation and termination of virtual machines. From our local Vagrant console, we will install Docker host Software and we will verify the results by downloading and testing the Python Docker image. … More AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 3: Creating a Docker Host on AWS in 10 Minutes using Vagrant
In this blog post series we will explore, how to automate Amazon Web Services (AWS) by using Vagrant. The series is divided into three parts. Readers that are interested in the automation part only can skip part 1 (the AWS EC2 console part) and jump directly to part 2, since both, part 1 and part 2 are self-contained. … More AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 1: Getting started with AWS
Learn how to get started with Amazon Web Services EC2 and how to automate simple task like creation and termination of virtual machine instances using Vagrant. This is a first step towards more sophisticated automation tasks like SW installation and shell script execution. … More AWS Automation based on Vagrant — Part 2: Installation and Usage of the Vagrant AWS Plugin
Which Cloud Infrastructure provider allows to install custom appliances via ISO? The short answer is: none of the IaaS market leaders Amazon Web Serviese (AWS), Microsoft Azure offer the requested functionality, but they offer the workaround to locally install the virtual machine (VM) and upload the VM to the cloud. The cheaper alternative DigitalOcean does not … More Choosing the right IaaS Provider for a custom Appliance or: how hard is it to install from ISO in the cloud?