Today I’d like to give you the last news regarding the evolution of my hosting orchestrator (https://www.disruptingworld.me/presentation-of-my-hosting-infrastructure/) .
I am very excited to make this announcement because the system is finally ready for a wider use and I am really proud of the result.
As you probably already guess, the project has been renamed into Clouder. It is still a suite of Odoo modules which connect to your server to install your applications and maintain them in a professional way.
My goal is to provide a standard way for sysadmin, hosters or simple geeks to easily build a full open-source infrastructure, and thus popularize the great open-source applications we can find.
Today, even if you are a sysadmin, you have the choice between closed-source services immediately usable after filling a form or spending days trying to install open-source application, often without respecting state of the art rules of hosting (supervision, backup, security etc…)
I want to change that. We need to build together a technology which allow anybody with some technical knowledge to deploy his own open-source and state of the art infrastructure. This is the goal of Clouder.
Yes, there is other initiatives for this, but if you look closely do you know any open-source orchestrator which :
- Allow to deploy application just by filling a form
- Is extensible enough to integrate any application
- Manage several servers, not the one where it is installed
- Support links between applications, to build a consistent infrastructure, not just deploy isolated application
- Is flexible enough so professional hosters can use it for their purpose so don’t have to create their own scripts anymore.
- Cherry on the cake, is directly linked to the most powerful open-source ERP on the market, to manage tickets, invoicing, e-commerce website etc…
This is what I propose with Clouder. And the story start today, for more information I invite you to subscribe to the following websites :
- http://www.goclouder.net, the main website with also the forum and the mailing-list
- http://doc.goclouder.net for the documentation
- https://github.com/clouder-community/clouder for the code and the contributions.
Finally, for those who follow this project since my previous post about it, here is what was done since last summer :
- Port the code from Odoo 7 to Odoo 8
- Rewrite all the code with the new api
- The code is now PEP8 and OCA-quality
- Move some important services, like backups, archives and container registry inside containers. Now except docker itself, nothing is still installed outside of containers.
- Prepare documentation and websites to manage the community I want to build around it.
So now everything is ready for the real start. If you want to join, subscribe to the mailing-list and follow the repo on github.
For the next step, I’ll need your help to build template modules for others applications or improve existing ones. There is already a good numbers for Odoo, Drupal, WordPress, Seafile etc… but we need more.
Also even if it’s really easy to use one configured, the first installation is still quite difficult so I need people to try to use it, help others, and maybe later try to improve it this first step.
I don’t want people to lose time installing Odoo on their server, so if you don’t have an Odoo already you can ask me to create a free Clouder instance for you, just contact me.
If you already have one, you just have to install the Clouder modules on it.
Unfortunately, I’ll not give a conference about Clouder during the Odoo Experience event in June, but I’ll be here if you want to meet me.
Thank you for your attention. Let’s make this real!