Category Archives: Cloud Application Management

ElasticBox joins Cisco Intercloud to serve hybrid cloud customers

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Today, at Cisco Live San Diego, Cisco announced 35+ ISVs have joined Intercloud, a globally-connected network of clouds Cisco is building with its partners.

ElasticBox looks forward to being an early member of the Cisco Intercloud Marketplace and expanding hybrid cloud capabilities to Cisco customers. We’re in the company of some great leaders in the industry including Chef, F5, Informatica, and many more. Read More

Here’s how ElasticBox deploys 30 times a day

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As a software company run by developers for developers, two core engineering values define us. Dogfooding is number one. Since we are our primary user, dogfooding ElasticBox helps us learn firsthand what we would otherwise have to learn later and more painfully from customer experiences. Our second engineering value is to deploy daily to keep ourselves honest and tighten the feedback loop with customers. Today, we live both these values through CI/CD with the ElasticBox Jenkins Plugin. Here, we share why and how we implemented it. Read More

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What’s hot with DevOps?

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DevOps as a movement to transform people, technology, processes for higher business value is here to stay. It’s disrupting organizational processes replacing the old with the new. Command and control IT, a historical approach to regulating tech top-down, is trending toward decentralization thanks to DevOps.

Software source control is another such case. We saw Git take on the source control bigwigs and redefine how we collaborate and build software. Now, which other areas is DevOps disrupting? Read More

The Zen of DevOps

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Principles guide us toward meaningful action. The world of DevOps is no different. Without strong principles, there is no clear intent. Where agility is the new stability, the following aphorisms guide our DevOps practices. Read More

Hear from the OpenStack expert on how to crush developer cruft

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Jim Meyer is a VP of Engineering at HP Cloud, Helion OpenStack distribution. His mantra for engineering is three words: Velocity beats everything. Velocity gives your engineering teams the ability to do more in unit time while giving them the power of context and control. He recently visited us at ElasticBox where he shared interesting insights on this engineering approach. We think ElasticBox complements this vision quite well. Here are some of his insights on CI/CD and how it leads to engineering velocity. Read More

AngularJS is to applications what ElasticBox is to automation

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AngularJS is a big part of life at ElasticBox. We build our front-end with it. The principles of AngularJS and ElasticBox are strikingly similar. One relates to applications while the other to automation. As a huge Angular fan, I enjoy building one of the most powerful automation interfaces using Angular. It’s easy to see why. Read More

3 golden rules of microservice deployments

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As a developer, you value the principles of SOA. You aspire to build applications as a set of consumable services via endpoints. Remember how Amazon used SOA to build the AWS platform and how Google is emulating AWS? However, not all is hunky-dory in the SOA world. Read More

60 best open source tools to do DevOps

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Don’t you love free stuff? When it comes to automation, open source tools are coveted because they attract support from the developer community. So we compiled a list of the best. Take a look. Read More

Automate like never before with perfect Vcenter placement

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I regularly consume resources from the VMware vCenter private cloud setup here at ElasticBox. I’m not alone in that. vCenter is the most commonly used private cloud out there. Enterprises and developers, you will see why the changes we recently made will help you scale automated deployments in vCenter. Read More