We’re thinking about using Puppet/Chef/SaltStack/another provisioning tool for application deployments. Why should I consider XL Deploy as well?
Our experience is that trying to use a provisioning tool for application deployment results in more challenges and glue scripting than often anticipated. Here are 4 of the main reasons why provisioning tools are often not the best choice for application deployment.
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OK, I understand. So how do you work together with Puppet/Chef/SaltStack/other provisioning tools?
We heavily use and recommend provisioning tools for what they do best: provisioning individual servers! Many XL Deploy users use Puppet and Chef to set up the environment and install the middleware on which their applications will run. XL Deploy then deploys the app tier to those environments, and can also invoke the provisioning tools to create environments on the fly if desired.
Environments provisioning using Puppet/Chef/etc. can auto-register themselves with XL Deploy so the app tier can be deployed to them immediately, without any manual copy-pasting of IP addresses etc.
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Tools like Puppet, Chef, SaltStack and CFEngine are options in the configuration management space, but they are not optimal deployment automation solutionsView Whitepaper
It all started with a simple customer question: “How can we cut down our deployment time so we can deploy a bigger volume of applications, more o...
It all started with a simple customer question: “How can we cut down our deployment time so we can deploy a bigger volume of applications, more often"? …View Post