Hear hear dev & ops alike - ever got bitten by the fragmentation of the Cloud space at deployment time, By AWS vs Azure, Open Shift vs Heroku ? in a word, ever dreamt of configuring at once your Cloud application along with both its VMs and database ? Well, the extensible Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) REST API (see http://occi-wg.org/) allows just that, by addressing the whole XaaS spectrum.
And now, OCCI is getting powerboosted by Eclipse Modeling and formal foundations. Enter Cloud Designer and other outputs of the OCCIware project (See http://www.occiware.org) : multiple visual representations, one per Cloud layer and technology. XaaS Cloud extension model validation, documentation & ops scripting generation. Simulation, decision-making comparison. Connectors that bring those models to life by getting their status from common Cloud services. Runtime middleware, deployed, monitored, adminstrated. And tackling the very interesting challenge of modeling a meta API in EMF's metamodel, while staying true to EMF, Eclipse tools and the OCCI standard.
Featuring Eclipse Sirius, Acceleo generators, EMF at runtime. Coming soon to a new Eclipse Foundation project near you, if so you'd like.
This talk includes a demonstration of the Docker connector and of how to use Cloud Designer to configure a simple Cloud application's deployment on the Roboconf PaaS system and OpenStack infrastructure.