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From Ahmad Emneina <Ahmad.Emne...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: Axemblr Provisionr
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2012 17:41:38 GMT
On 12/14/12 7:01 AM, "Ioan Eugen Stan" <stan.ieugen@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello CloudStack users,
>
>I have an important announcement to make.
>
>We just open-sourced Axemblr Provisionr [1] - a simple service for
>managing pools of 10s or 100s of virtual machines - under Apache
>Software License v2.
>
>With Provisionr we want to solve the problem of cloud portability by
>hiding completely the API and only focusing on building a cluster that
>matches the same set of assumptions on all clouds, assumptions like:
>running a specific operating system (e.g. Ubuntu LTS), having the same
>set of pre-installed packages and binaries, sane dns settings (forward
>& reverse ip resolution - as needed for Hadoop), ntp settings,
>networking settings, ssh admin access, vpn access etc.
>
>Features
>Can provision 10s or 100s of virtual machines across multiple clouds
>Fully persistent granular internal workflows based on Activiti
>The application server can be restarted at any time with no impact
>Has a modular architecture based on OSGi and Apache Karaf
>Can be used as an interactive tool or as a REST service (work in progress)
>
>CloudStack support is in the works and will be  shortly. Until then
>you can get a feel of how it's supposed to work by testing against
>Amazon EC2. We are committed to make the experience the same,
>regardless of the cloud platform.
>
>If you are interested in this tool please don't hesitate to ask,
>especially if you are a CloudStack provider.
>
>Best regards,
>
>[1] https://github.com/axemblr/axemblr-provisionr/
>
>-- 
>Ioan Eugen Stan / CTO / http://axemblr.com
>

This looks incredibly promising. I love the idea of having a powerful cli
+ configs driving these workflows and the Activiti.Explorer for monitoring
where one would be during the process. I'll have to dust off my amazon
account to try this out... Or wait for the cloudstack version! Congrats to
you and the Axemblr team.

-- 
Æ




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