Three Cool Use Cases for Docker within ComodIT

10/09/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

ComodIT now supports Docker and we find the combination amazing. In this post I want to share with you some use-cases we have explored, highlighting the benefits of using the lightweight containers from Docker together with the powerfull descriptive approach from ComodIT. If you are interested in... Read More

Install server applications in one click directly from the web

15/05/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

One of the defining characteristics of modern smartphone platforms is their application marketplace and the ease of application deployment they provide. For some, you can even browse the web and directly install an app on your mobile with one click of a button. With the release of our ComodIT &ld... Read More

Introducing Combox: a simple tool to deploy virtualized development environments

18/04/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

In this blog post, we introduce the concept of virtualized development environments, helping software developers in a team to avoid inconsistencies between themselves and, most important, to align their environment to the one used in production. This is the second post in our Software Development... Read More

Total Integration Testing for software development teams

13/03/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

Every morning, I'm scanning through the emails of the night while sipping coffee. One of them always stands out, with its reassuring simplicity: “Integration tests results – No errors”. With just these few words, I know that our code can be built, passes its unit tests, can be packaged, can b... Read More

ComodIT releases Centos 6.4 cloud images (AMI) for Amazon EC2

11/03/2013 - Gérard Dethier (@gdethier)

As we did in the past for CentOS 6.3, we have just released a public CentOS 6.4 cloud image for Amazon EC2. These images are built using ComodIT in a way similar to what is described in this blog post. Note that the distribution described in step 2 of the post is available from the store (communi... Read More

Deploy Openshift on Amazon EC2 or your private cloud

26/02/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

In this blog post, we explain how to deploy and scale an Openshift Origin cluster, using ComodIT’s orchestration possibilities. This is the fourth post in our Cloud Orchestration serie. We successfully tested the deployment of Openshift on Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus and Openstack, however it s... Read More

Deploy and scale a Blender 3D rendering farm in the cloud

20/02/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

We continue our cloud orchestration serie (#1, #2) with a new example showcasing the power of ComodIT to orchestrate the deployment and scaling of cloud applications. Today we look at Blender 3D, a popular open-source 3D design and rendering studio. Rendering of animated films is a topic that su... Read More

How to build your custom Fedora 18 cloud image

13/02/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

In this post, we'll show you how easy it is to deploy a custom Fedora 18 instance on a Public (Amazon, Rackspace) and Private (Cloudstack, Eucalyptus, Openstack) cloud using a Kickstart file. With this procedure, you don't need to find an existing cloud image (e.g. AMI) matching your requ... Read More

Effortless deployment and scaling of a Ceph cluster

12/02/2013 - Gérard Dethier (@gdethier)

In this blog post, we explain how to deploy and scale a cluster hosting a distributed object store and file system called Ceph in the Cloud using ComodIT’s orchestration possibilities. Orchestration was already illustrated in a previous post with a web cluster hosting a Wordpress blog. We s... Read More

A single API to manage your entire infrastructure

07/02/2013 - Laurent Eschenauer (@eschnou)

Just imagine what becomes possible when any resources from your infrastructure can be observed and manipulated through software. Today we are releasing the first version of the ComodIT Python library. Making it really easy to automate complex infrastructure scenarios with a few lines of code. Th... Read More