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DORMA Group and Kaba Group, merged to form dorma+kaba in September 2015. The merger has created one of the top three companies in the global market for security and access solutions, with pro forma sales of more than CHF 2 billion and around 16,000 employees. dorma+kaba is active in over 50 countries and has a presence, through both production sites and distribution and service offices, in all relevant markets. In this presentation, you will take part of the journey of how dorma+kaba is leveraring Cloud Foundry for their access control as a service "exivo" and how they deploy on it.
Cloud Foundry makes it exceptionally simple to deploy and manage applications with simple commands like 'cf push'. However, as your application grows in complexity and the number of deployed components explodes it becomes difficult to keep an overview of the required services and bindings. Many organisations, like dorma+kaba, face these challenges sooner or later, especially with microservices architecture. Starting from the naive idea of automating deployments using shell scripts wrapping the Cloud Foundry cli, the pitfalls encountered with this approach, and the evolution towards sophisticated and reliable tooling. Finally dorma+kaba built their open framework to deploy 80+ applications through multiple deployment stages including production and open sourced it during the CF Summit