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Building Pipelines – Code Stream Tricks Volume 1

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Cloud Automation Services has totally redesigned Code Stream from the ground up. Significant improvements to usability have been introduced as well as a lot of new capabilities! In the video below, I’ll take you on a tour of some of my favorite pipeline tips and tricks using Code Stream. What Will We See? In this Read more...

Code Stream – Cool Pipeline Tour!

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Have you had a chance to check out the new Code Stream? It’s been completely revamped as part of Cloud Automation Services! Not only is it a ton more useable, it’s also way easier to get started with. Chris McClanahan did a blog recently outlining all of the different endpoint types we can interact with Read more...

Cloud Assembly – Ansible Integration Video

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A little ways back, we introduced the capability of integrating with Ansible in Cloud Assembly. It’s been a few months since that functionality was added and there’s been a lot of excitement around the different ways it could be used to deliver applications and platform level configurations from your blueprints. I thought I’d throw together Read more...

Blueprint Deployment Testing with Cloud Assembly

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One of the key focuses of Cloud Assembly is enabling Cloud Administrators, Dev’s, and SRE’s the ability to create blueprints for deploying common services across multiple clouds. These blueprints could be as simple as deploying an S3 bucket in AWS or as complex as deploying an N-Tier architecture application with vSphere. There are few things Read more...

Cloud Automation Services – Enhanced Machine List View

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We’ve highlighted several usability enhancements across the Cloud Automation Services (CAS) platform since it went generally available late last year. While CAS continues to be a feature rich platform, sometimes the most impactful things we can do are small tweaks to the UI/UX. In the case of this months feature additions, we’ve improved the way Read more...

Cloud Assembly Micro Feature – Code View

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One of the major benefits of VMware Cloud Automation Services is that it’s hosted in SaaS. As we create enhancements for the platform, we can quickly get those features in front of you much faster. Some of those features are larger capabilities that are added to the product, however, there are many “smaller” features that get Read more...

Ansible Integration Comes to Cloud Assembly!

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It’s not enough for platforms delver infrastructure anymore. Applications are first class citizens in Clouds, and customers have an expectation that automation delivers these applications in a configured state. The term behind this is frequently referred to as “Confguration Management”. Configuration Management can trigger many things – sometimes it might be compliance configurations on an Read more...

New Cloud Assembly Objects – Amazon DB and Amazon API Gateway

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Infrastructure teams continue to move beyond Virtual Machines in favor of Cloud Native constructs. It’s hard to find a company that isn’t using Amazon S3 or Azure Blob storage for something today! One of the guiding concepts of Cloud Automation Services was being aware of how these Cloud Native Services are consumed within the platform. This Read more...

Introducing GitHub Support in Cloud Assembly

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GitHub Support Comes to Cloud Assembly! Several months go we enabled GitLab Integration to synchronize blueprints from GitHub based synchronization of blueprints to Cloud Assembly. This month, we have expanded this integration to include GitHub as a source control manager (SCM) provider!   Infrastructure as Code with Source Control Sync! One of the core tenants Read more...