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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...

Enhancements to Cloud Assembly Blueprinting

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Cloud Assembly provides a next generation blueprinting interface for crafting end user worklaods and driving platform automation. Combining an Infrastructure as Code approach with a declarative model allows Cloud Assembly to give you full visibility into the workloads you are deploying. As time has moved forward, we continue to enhance this interface and provide new Read more...

Introducing Enterprise PKS Integration in Cloud Assembly

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Kubernetes is taking the world by storm, and Enterprise PKS is leading the charge! Enterprise PKS embraces multi-cloud, so it only makes sense that VMware’s Cloud Automation Services would support this platform! Beyond Enterprise PKS, Cloud Assembly also supports on-bonarding any external based Kubernetes instance, allowing you to bring your public and private cloud Kubernetes clusters Read more...

Improvements to Action Based Extensibility in Cloud Assembly

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Recently we outlined the multiple paths to extensibility in Cloud Assemvly. Within this post we talked about Action Based Extensibility (ABX) as a new path to extending your Hybrid Cloud. Action Based Extensibilty enables users to leverage Function as a Service in AWS Lambda and Azure Function to execute arbitrary code against Cloud Assembly machines Read more...

Extending Cloud Assembly – An Extensibility Primer

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Extensibility has a long history within VMware’s Automation and Operations suites. Extensibiltiy has traditionally been defined as how we create interactions with platforms outside of our management platform. Some of the most common examples of this are… Interacting with IPAM Systems (Infoblox, BlueCat, etc) Pushing records into Configuration Management Databases (CMDB’s) Creating Records in DNS Read more...

Introducing Blueprint Expressions in Cloud Assembly

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One of the core tenets of VMware Cloud Assembly is blueprint creation. Cloud Administrators will use Cloud Assembly to design their services not just in the graphical interface, but also directly editing the infrastructure as code. As customers discover the capabilities of VMware Cloud Assemblies blueprint interface, their requirements and blueprint complexity are going to Read more...

Introducing GitLab Integration in Cloud Assembly

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Updated 2/5 – You can see a video of this integration on YouTube, here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0vqo63Sdgg Cloud Assembly is the infrastructure, and platform provisioning component of VMware Cloud Automation services. Among many others, one of the key themes of a user interacting with Cloud Assembly is Blueprint authoring through not only the native design canvas, but Read more...

Customizing Cloud Assembly Deployments with Cloud-Init

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Automation is great. We all love the idea of hitting a request button, and a few minutes having a resource (Virtual Machine in most cases) drop in our lap. It’s like magic! That being said, the magic wears off quickly when the machine isn’t actually useful. How do we make machines useful? Through varying forms Read more...