Roboconf in less than 10 Slides

By the Roboconf team / @Roboconf


The project focuses on adaptable (or elastic) deployments.
It is currently used in the Open PaaS project.

Roboconf covers several possible uses cases.

Cloud Deployment

Cloud deployment targets

Roboconf addresses public, private and hybrid cloud deployments. Several cloud providers are supported, as well as virtualization platforms (like VMWare).

PaaS Framework

Build your own PaaS

Roboconf can be used to build tailored PaaS. It manages deployment, monitoring and reconfiguration of potentially any application.

Deployment Orchestration

Suppose we want to orchestrate the deployment of the following application.

Orchestrating deployments

By using predefined relations between Software components, Roboconf resolves runtime dependencies and updates configuration files so that everything works.

Automating Procedures

For every Software component that Roboconf manages, normalized actions can be specified. These callback actions are called « recipes ». They can be written as scripts, as a Puppet module, ...

Roboconf actions

The update phase is specific to Roboconf. It is invoked when a runtime dependency appears, is modified or removed. Reconfiguration is thus handled automatically.

Continuous Deployment

Continuous deployments are part of Roboconf's roadmap.

Develop, compile and test, deploy or migrate

Several migration strategies are planned.

  • Full replacement (with service interruption).
  • Invariant-based, for continuous development (devOps).
  • Progressive upgrade (with architecture change).

Do NOT reinvent the Wheel

Roboconf plugs dynamic in existing deployment solutions.

Puppet, Bash, Docker...

Additional solutions can be supported.

Chef, CFengine...

Working with Roboconf

		1. Define Software components and their relations (servers deployed over a VM, application that needs a database...).
		2. Write (or reuse) recipes for all the Software components that were defined.
		3. Plug monitoring rules and/or monitoring tools (like Nagios or Cacti).

That's it, you can start deploying with Roboconf.