Boxes are an adaptive way to represent reusable infrastructure as components of code. Boxes contain scripts, variables, and metadata to automate processes for deploying applications to any cloud infrastructure. Stitched together, boxes model complex processes like deploying or upgrading multi-tier enterprise applications.
By making these boxes publically referenceable, DevOps can now search and find references to popular application stacks, discover boxes, share and follow updates. This community is designed for DevOps to quickly find best practices for deploying the most popular applications.
Popular boxes such as MongoDB, Jenkins, NGINX, ELK, MySQL, Docker containers and more are now available at www.elasticbox.com/explore.
“Public boxes are a huge plus for the DevOps community that value open source. They serve as excellent references for deploying the most popular applications. It gives users a chance to experience ElasticBox, and gives us the ability to access and share app deployment knowledge more broadly,” stated Aaron Chu, Senior Director of Technical Operations, DeNA.
“I’m happy to see ElasticBox make Jenkins part of a free public box library. Jenkins is all about making things easier for IT teams and making Jenkins itself easier to run is an important part of that. The Jenkins Box is a nice starting point for those who are new to Jenkins,” said Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Jenkins founder and CTO of CloudBees.
With public boxes, visitors to the website can explore many open references for deployment. These boxes showcase best practices for the most common development stacks. Benefits include:
- Custom-fit deployments using sample reference deployment scripts.
- Share best practices to configure applications or microservice components in any command language like Bash, PowerShell, Puppet manifests, Chef recipes, or Dockerfiles.
- Support container or VM application deployments by using ElasticBox to orchestrate auto-provisioning and lifecycle management across development, staging, and production.
- Make successful deploys predictable through reuse. Engineering and operations teams can reuse the same stack to push code in development, staging, and production environments.
- Speed up deployments in one click on any cloud. After connecting a cloud service through ElasticBox, users are now able to deploy their technology stacks on-demand in the environment they choose.
- Integrate deployment-as-a-service with the user’s suite of automation tools using the ElasticBox API, CLI, or the friendly graphical interface.
Product Information and Availability
Here’s a full list of all the public boxes available. For additional information on ElasticBox, please visit elasticbox.com. Public boxes are available to individual users and to all ElasticBox customers at no additional charge.
- Company Blog: elasticbox.com/blog
- Twitter: @ElasticBox
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/elasticbox
ElasticBox enables companies to deploy any application anywhere, so businesses can innovate faster. By orchestrating the deployment of applications to private and public clouds, customers like Netflix, DeNA and Cytobank have accelerated their application lifecycles by 10x. With a reusable architecture of boxes, teams leverage ElasticBox to provision instances in one click, access a sophisticated service catalog of boxes, and execute continuous integration and continuous delivery.
Bethany Weiss Floraday
Weiss Floraday Communications