Automation & Operations in a Hybrid Cloud world

Automation & Operations in a Hybrid Cloud world

Blog about the Software Defined Datacenter, IT Automation, DevOps and other stuff

Articles with tag : private cloud

12/13/2016 From Overblog

Life and Death of an application - Part 1: the Birth

The whole applications lifecycle is currently going through massive changes. From creating applications to launching applications, running new applications to transforming existing applications, there's now so many ways to do it, so many choices.... that the hardest part is to understand the benefits & risks of each roads in front of us. I like to think of this as a "good" problem. It's better having many choices than none. A common theme among all these new roads is that they all allow to be faster. Faster to develop, faster to deploy.. and also faster to fail. Looking few years back, applications were much more static than today. They would be developed through rigid methodologies to attain a high degree of completeness as soon as possible. A reason for this was that the agility level was...

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08/24/2016 From Overblog

How to create and Advanced service (XaaS) to send SMS with vRealize Automation

In this article, we are going to show how easy it is to create advanced services in vRealize Automation (vRA). We will take as an example the ability to send text messages. This will showcase how easy it is to create advanced service (XaaS) into vRA which are not related to VM, vSphere, Networks, etc… This is (one of) the end result: So what do we need? First, a service provider with an API Second, vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) will consume this API by creating a workflow Third, vRA will turn this workflow into a service To get through the technical stuff, it is expected you have basic understanding of what a REST API is and have a good knowledge of vRealize automation and vRO Let’s go for the step by step: The Service provider I chose is clickatell since they gave me immediately the API I needed....

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