Jose Ortiz and Hugh Hockett provide a deep analysis on automating cloud management, using the architecture of IBM Cloud Automation Manager as the example.

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If you want to understand how to implement automated delivery of application environments for multiple and hybrid clouds with consistency, why not take a look at how IBM Cloud Automation Manager (CAM) does it?

In this video, Jose Ortiz and Hugh Hockett provide a deep analysis on subject, using the architecture of CAM as the example. They discuss the vision they have for this solution, including details of its construction and the runtime architectures that currently exist.

CAM helps you provision cloud infrastructure and accelerate application delivery with a simplified user experience and template driven automation. It uses Terraform – a tool for building, changing, and combining infrastructure safely and efficiently – to manage and deliver infrastructure as code, which is reusable, can be placed under version control, easily shared, and can be used to replicate environments quickly. You have self-service access and the ability to automate the application lifecycle using prebuilt automation packs; workflow orchestration allows you to deploy and configure infrastructure and apps.

One of the more interesting takeaways from this presentation is the architectural principles that went into designing the solution:

  • All functional components are built as loosely coupled microservices implemented as a Docker container
  • Each function is exposed as a REST API
  • Every service is stateless, scalable, and individually redeployable (which means you can get continuous updates without disruption)
  • Everything uses pluggable formats and frameworks
  • Everything uses standards-based authentication and authorization

These principles would be a great foundation for any project requiring orchestration and automation management.

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8 comments on"How to automate cloud management"

  1. Christian Glashagen May 28, 2018

    The youtube-link is broken.

  2. Ilan Menachem June 22, 2018

    Good one ! walk through and the demo…

  3. good info . booring presentation

  4. Interesting and useful feature given that most enterprises are on Multi-cloud.
    Tried searching the Cloud Automation Manager but its vanished it seems … could not find any service … Is the offering renamed or discontinued.
    From the video it reflects that it is available on trial account, Is it still so or the video is outdated?
    How can hands-on be done ??

  5. couldn’t locate the offering on IBM cloud Automation Manager. Video seems old.
    Would definitely like to get my hands on it. Any pointers how ?

  6. Isaac Arnault January 13, 2019

    I like your presentation.
    Is it possible to get the slides in the background?

    Thank you.

  7. Samir Khalil April 29, 2019

    Is it possible to get the slides in the background?

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