Category Archives: Cool Features & Tutorials

New ElasticBox Updates: Visual Insights and Custom Box Branding

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With the latest update from ElasticBox, we have introduced two unique capabilities to improve the user experience and surface insights gathered from application operations to make informed business decisions. Read More

Preview Application Boxes: Deploy like never before

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A couple of months ago, we announced general availability of public boxes, a knowledge repository of sample deployments for popular application stacks.

But, we couldn’t just leave it there because we know that customers want more. How about simplifying your application deployment processes? ElasticBox is now enabling customers to deploy complete application stacks with Application Boxes which include all of the dependent components and infrastructure that can be deployed in a predictable manner. Read More

On a mission for hyper-growth: Preview one-click deploy and container orchestration

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Faster time-to-market is a sure strategy to grow a business. App deployment automation gets you there. Which is why we’re in the business to automate deployments. Whatever applications power your business — on premises, in public, or hybrid clouds — we help lower virtual infrastructure costs, operational overhead, and create more time for engineers to innovate freely. Read More

3 steps to connect service bindings of complex deployments

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Bindings make it easy to connect services together. They enable components of large-scale, multi-tier applications to interconnect in a virtual cloud deployment that can span hybrid clouds. Recently, ElasticBox made bindings even more powerful. Now at deploy time, services can automatically detect dependencies — with the help of binding tags. Read More

Open DevOps automation catalog for cloud deployments — now available

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ElasticBox brings you public boxes, a knowledge repository of sample deployments for popular application stacks. Public boxes are now freely available to all. Explore simplified automation and deploy in minutes without writing code. Read More

Large-scale continuous deployment Jenkins tutorial for hybrid clouds

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Are you at the Jenkins conference this week? We’re excited to be there as a sponsor and meet many of you who work on continuous deployments (CD). Our goal is to help you achieve CD without writing scripts or doing manual grunt work. To that end, we want to showcase full CD automation for your use-cases using Jenkins and ElasticBox. A simple Todo Node.js application tutorial demonstrates the CD automation in this post. Read More

Why is the developer’s dream an operations nightmare?

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As a developer at ElasticBox, I wear the IT Ops hat just as often as I spend time writing code. So I understand all too well the pain IT Ops endure to keep things running smoothly after a production update. In the continuous delivery world where small, incremental code changes are deployed every day, chances are that IT Ops have to constantly put out fires. Luckily, in my own job, I’ve been able to leverage a combo of tools and workflows to catch the problems right where they originate — in the development environment. Read More

Building a knowledge tree of deployment automation

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Think of a repository where you are able to consume knowledge that someone shared as well as understand how it works. Does GitHub come to mind? What if you could do the same thing with deployment automation? ElasticBox boxes are your GitHub equivalent for sharing, running, and explaining deployment automation code. Read More

Control public and private cloud spend with cost center budgeting

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Managing the IT spend for multiple teams across multiple cloud services is a daunting prospect, particularly, when you have to monitor usage for each cloud and team. Cloud environments promise scalable, pay-as-you-use pricing, and easy setup. On the flip side, organizations running workloads on multiple platforms and hybrid clouds lack visibility, which is critical to cost governance and understanding the total cost of ownership (TCO). ElasticBox can help you gain visibility and control over the foggy world of cloud deployments with the help of Cost Centers. Read More