Julian Fischer
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I'd love to talk with other Ruby people and exchange experience, find new friends and have fun.

Running and maintaining complex web infrastructures with Ruby and Bosh

The lifecycle of systems with dozens of web services can become a real challenge.

In those environments the management and orchestration of servers, operating systems, services and applications often is cumbersome and painful.

With Bosh you describe the complete environment of a distributed system on top of an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer such as AWS, VmWare vCloud or OpenStack.

Just throw your Bosh deployment manifest at your Bosh-Server and it will get the whole system up and running for you.

In this talk you'll see how you can wrap up a complete set of distributed services, spin up new instances, set them up, deploy apps and get them running with only one tool.

Also get information about how Bosh relates to technologies such as Opscode Chef and Capistrano and whether they are coexisting or competing.

Bosh has been developed in the context of CloudFoundry an open source, Ruby based PaaS which has been subject to heavy change of years. Shaped from that emerging environment BOSH will assist you during and beyond your initial deployment and help you to maintain the full lifecycle of an evolving infrastructure.

So learn how to handle virtual machines, OS images, OS services and app deployments holistically with Bosh.

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  • The proposal author responded 8 months ago

    Vassilis: You hit the nail on the head. It's about the deployment tool that makes it possible to manage a beast like CF.

  • 415fe6ee69c09802ce8329e2b1a1c5e6?d=retro Vassilis Rizopoulos suggested 8 months ago

    And it's on GitHub

  • 415fe6ee69c09802ce8329e2b1a1c5e6?d=retro Vassilis Rizopoulos suggested 8 months ago

    No, he means the Cloudfoundry tools used for deployment and large scale release management. Pretty impressive beast I must say.

  • D87dddeb300217e6c6574f5ffae220be?d=retro Nikos Dimitrakopoulos suggested 8 months ago

    What's Bosh? You mean this http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0124.html or something else?