I gave a quick writeup over Juju on Digital Ocean

Charles Butler charles.butler at canonical.com
Mon Sep 22 18:20:51 UTC 2014


Also, someone re-posted this to hackernews. I Appreciate the upvotes if you
have time <3

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8351651

On Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Kapil Thangavelu <
kapil.thangavelu at canonical.com> wrote:

> 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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