I gave a quick writeup over Juju on Digital Ocean

Kapil Thangavelu kapil.thangavelu at canonical.com
Mon Sep 22 16:49:32 UTC 2014


andrew has almost finished the work on getting providers by default not
using object storage (already quite functional).. The other missing piece
is getting DO to install cloud-init into their default ubuntu images, and
supporting their variation on ec2 metadata api for retrieving userdata
within cloudinit.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Sebastian <sebas5384 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yeah! DO rocks, and like Nate said, can't wait for the real provider !!!
>
> Here's a quote about that from Kapil:
>
> Its possible *(although unscheduled atm) *a real provider could be done
>> for DO when the provider object storage requirements are dropped from juju
>> which is work that's scheduled.  The coreos announcement also coincided
>> with the release of the new userdata facility on DO (smoser verified its
>> basically ec2 compatible) which means cloud-init support. In the future
>> version of this plugin i intend to use the userdata facilities as it will
>> speed up non bootstrap machine allocation as at the moment each machine has
>> to be ssh'd into.
>
>
>  Product owner! move this "history" to the top of the backlog please! :)
>
> Cheers,
> Sebas.
>
>
> 2014-09-22 12:47 GMT-03:00 Nate Finch <nate.finch at canonical.com>:
>
> Nice!  Digital Ocean really is super fast.... my Discourse charm takes
>> 21(!) minutes to deploy on an AWS m1.small and 7 minutes on a DO 2GB
>> droplet, which is 2/3rds the price of the amazon instance.
>>
>> Kapil's digital ocean plugin really makes it all (relatively) seamless,
>> too.  I look forward to when we can make a real provider for Digital Ocean,
>> and I can take out that "relatively" part :)
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:42 AM, Charles Butler <
>> charles.butler at canonical.com> wrote:
>>
>>> http://blog.dasroot.net/juju-digital-ocean-awesome/
>>>
>>> Juju on Digital Ocean, WOW! That's all I have to say. Digital Ocean is
>>> one of the fastest cloud hosts around with their SSD backed virtual
>>> machines. To top it off their billing is a no-nonsense straight forward
>>> model. $5/mo for their lowest end server, with 1TB of included traffic.
>>> That's enough to scratch just about any itch you might have with the cloud.
>>>
>>> Speaking of scratching itches, if you haven't checked out Juju yet, now
>>> you have a *prime, low cost cloud provider* to toe the waters. Spinning
>>> up droplets with Juju is very straight forward, and offers you a hands on
>>> approach to service orchestration thats affordable enough for a weekend
>>> hacker to whet their appetite. Not to mention, Juju is currently the #1
>>> project on their API Integration listing! http://goo.gl/m6u781
>>>
>>> In about 11 minutes, we will go from zero to deployed infrastructure for
>>> a scale-out blog (much like the one you're reading right now).
>>>
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