Category Archives: Cool Features & Tutorials

How to securely hook up a cloud management platform in your private datacenter

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Most customers prefer cloud application lifecycle management as a SaaS service. But we’re conscious of companies whose high-security constraints like limited datacenter Internet access or fully controlled periodic backups require an on-premise solution. For those companies and DevOps users, ElasticBox is available as a virtual appliance. Read More

A primer on private, hybrid, or public cloud deployments in vCloud

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If you are familiar with vCenter and vSphere, you’ve probably heard of vCloud Director and vCloud Air, or even plan to migrate your existing vSphere platform to vCloud. But for those new to vCloud, what is it? Read More

New version of ElasticBox delivers DevOps teams broader reuse and infrastructure freedom

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Customer success is always our top priority. So when our customers ask for new functionality and refinements, we deliver. Over the past few months, we’ve been working hard to bring to market our latest release of ElasticBox. Our sole mission was to help organizations scale their DevOps vision and make it a reality. To achieve that, we decoupled deployment artifacts and made them reusable across applications, teams, and clouds. Read More

What do “immutable servers” and AWS environments have in common?

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Deploying servers in the cloud is the easy part. The more challenging bit is to update them in a consistent way across all your environments, from QA to staging to production. In this video, I share tips on how to keep your cloud infrastructure layer up to date, specifically in AWS. 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

AWS GovCloud and ElasticBox: A complementary union

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AWS GovCloud is one of the several popular clouds where ElasticBox orchestrates and automates the lifecycle of applications. AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region for US government agencies and businesses to move sensitive workloads primarily because of regulatory and compliance requirements. If you’re curious about the use-cases for AWS GovCloud and the value ElasticBox adds, you’re at the right spot. Read More

Self-serve Ganglia monitoring

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As an operations team engineer, monitoring virtual infrastructure health is a pretty big deal. You aim to catch and resolve issues for hardware, devices, storage, memory, network, hosts, and the like in computing grids and clusters very early on. Monitoring systems like Ganglia are a must-have for such purposes. I’ll show a quick setup of Ganglia monitoring via ElasticBox that you can add to any deployment and track infrastructure performance. Read More

Three-in-one benefits of LDAP integration

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LDAP Groups is a new feature soon coming to ElasticBox. It helps sync LDAP groups in your organization with ElasticBox workspaces. A team of users in your org can now sign in with their org credentials and right away start working in a team assigned workspace in ElasticBox. Read More

Go undercover with the ElasticBox agent

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It’s no secret that ElasticBox performs deployments on your remote virtual machines using an agent. But what goes on behind the scenes? What makes the agent tick? Join me for a deep dive. Read More

Semantic versioning and auto updates: Your backbone to innovate

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Versioning is a critical part of software development. It gains in importance as team sizes and complexity of projects scale. Tools like Perforce, Subversion, GitHub, which attracts the most users, address this challenge. Imagine the challenge of managing version control for software automation. In the soon to come release in ElasticBox, we addressed versioning challenges in a big way. Read More