Charm Partner Newsletter: November 2016

In this issue:

  • Newest additions to the Charm partner programme
  • Latest Juju charms
  • Updating Clouds with Juju
  • Details on the next Juju Charmer’s Summit
  • Latest installment of our Scale Out webinar series

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Welcome to our newest partners!

  • Netrounds is a programmable test and service assurance solution using software-based and traffic-generating test agents.
  • Permabit Technology Corporation pioneers the development of high-performance data efficiency software for storage manufacturers, ODMs, cloud service providers, data centers, software defined storage vendors and professional services organizations.
  • Nexenta‘s Open Source-driven Software-Defined Storage solutions provide organizations with Total Freedom by protecting them against punitive vendor lock-in.
  • 6WIND solves networking performance challenges, enabling the transition to NFV and SDN.
  • GigaSpaces is a pioneer with more than a decade of experience in developing software middleware for large scale real time applications.
  • CPLANE Networks provide Orchestration for multi-vendor, multi-site OpenStack hybrid clouds
  • QRama, the company behind Tengu, the big data framework tailored to your needs
  • LISTEQ, makers of end to end software for DAAS (desktop-as-a-service)

And check out our latest additions to the Juju Charm Store:

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Updating Clouds

Juju is designed to support multiple public clouds. In order to keep up to date with the ever changing public clouds Juju has the update-clouds command. By the time you read this newsletter AWS would have launched us-east-2 and GCE would have launched asia-northeast1. It’s nice to be able to just toss workloads into brand new regions, after all the whole point of having a cloud agnostic tool is the ability to kick the tires on these new regions with your existing models to see how they perform.

The juju update-clouds command will ensure that your Juju has the proper metadata for all supported clouds. We recommend running it after a new region is announced from whichever cloud providers you use. After running it you can ask Juju for all the clouds it knows about via: juju list-clouds


$  juju list-clouds
Cloud        Regions  Default        Type        Description
aws               12  us-east-1      ec2         Amazon Web Services
aws-china          1  cn-north-1     ec2         Amazon China
aws-gov            1  us-gov-west-1  ec2         Amazon (USA Government)
azure             18  centralus      azure       Microsoft Azure
azure-china        2  chinaeast      azure       Microsoft Azure China
cloudsigma         5  hnl            cloudsigma  CloudSigma Cloud
google             4  us-east1       gce         Google Cloud Platform
joyent             6  eu-ams-1       joyent      Joyent Cloud
rackspace          6  dfw            rackspace   Rackspace Cloud
localhost          1  localhost      lxd         LXD Container Hypervisor

Try list-regions to see available regions. show-cloud or regions --format yaml can be used to see region endpoints. add-cloud can add private clouds or private infrastructure. Update the known public clouds with update-clouds.

As you can see it’s easy to find out which clouds are out there. You can use juju list-regions aws for example to get a list of regions from each cloud. Just pass on the name of the cloud to that command to get a list of active regions.

After you’ve decided which clouds you want to deploy on, you can move on to importing your cloud credentials into Juju so you can start putting models to work! We’ll cover that next time.

You can find more about the cloud support in Juju at the documentation: https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.0/clouds

Juju Charmer Summit in Ghent

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It’s time for another Juju Charmer Summit, 6-7 February 2017! We’re
returning to beautiful Ghent, Belgium as part of Config Management Camp 2017. Learn more.

Scale out webinar series

In our Scale out webinar series, we discuss common problems users run into when deploying at scale, and how to manage them. In our second installment, we talk with partner PLUMgrid about how users can easily secure, scale and simplify their cloud deployments with BootStack. Watch on demand

And check out our first installment with partner CloudBase, looking at managing diverse workloads on OpenStack. Watch on demand

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