Re: [ruby-83] Puppet Camp

From: Ben B.
Sent on: Friday, January 27, 2012 10:05 AM
Let me preface everything by saying that I work for Red Hat, occasionally talk with the OpenShift team, but am paid to hack on TorqueBox so only play with OpenShift in my free time.

OpenShift Express (https://openshift.redhat.com/app/express) is the only version of OpenShift that currently supports Ruby (Rack) applications. You can deploy up to five applications for free with free persistence options of MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MongoDB. There is a web interface for some operations, but I prefer to use the command-line tools to do everything. The basic workflow is you create a domain in OpenShift (*.rhcloud.com) and then create applications in that domain. Each application has a git repository for your application source and pushing to this git repository is how you deploy the applications. There are additional commands for tailing log files, restarting apps, and other similar administrative commands. Recent releases also added the ability to CNAME your app so instead of whatever-mydomain.rhcloud.com you can use URLs like mycustomdomain.com.

The five free applications with free persistence is quite generous, so I'd recommend evaluating OpenShift Express if you're looking for a Ruby PaaS. Of course, because it's free, there are some limitations - maximum file size of git repository, no option for scaling up to handler larger loads, and some memory constraints per application. I wouldn't be surprised if you'll be able to pay to remove some or all of these limitations in the future, but for now know there are limits.

If there's any interest in the group, I could either get someone from the OpenShift team to give a presentation at one of the meetups or do one myself.

Ben


On Jan 26, 2012, at 11:27 AM, pratik patel wrote:

Speaking of Puppet, does anyone have any opinions/experience with any of the DIY PaaS solutions like OpenShift or Cloudfoundry for Rails deployment? Though I like Heroku and Engineyard, I'm looking for a alternative that allows private deployment at lower cost into VPS/dedicated servers. And yes, I'm too lazy/bored/busy to learn puppet right now :)

thanks,
-p

Pratik Patel
CTO TripLingo
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On Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Mike Skalnik wrote:

Hey All,

I just wanted to give you guys a heads up about Puppet Camp (http://puppetlabs.com/blog/atlantapuppetcamp/). It's a free day long event all about Puppet :)

It's held at the Georgia Tech Learning Center which is across the street from the Centergy Building where we have our meetings on Febuary 3rd. If you're interested, be sure to grab a ticket http://atlantapuppetcamp.eventbrite.com/

-Mike





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