I am excited to announce the release of the Brewmaster Template SDK. With our new SDK, you can author your own Brewmaster templates that can deploy almost anything into Microsoft Azure. Over the next few weeks, I will be updating my blog with more background on how Brewmaster templates work and how to easily author them.
First, a bit of backstory: when we first built Brewmaster 6 months ago, we released with 5 supported templates. The templates were for popular workloads that users had difficulty deploying easily (e.g. SQL Server Always On). The idea was that we would allow the user to get something bootstrapped into Azure quickly and then allow the user to simply RDP into the machine to update settings that were not exactly to their liking. Even then, we knew that it would simply not be possible to offer enough combinations of options to satisfy every possible user and desired configuration.
The situation with static templates was that they were close(ish) for everyone, but perfect for no one. We wanted to change that and to support arbitrarily complex deployment topologies. With the release of our Template SDK, we have done just that. With our new Template SDK you can:
Brewmaster itself was built API first. What this means is that you can script out any interaction with Brewmaster. Want to deploy daily/weekly/hourly as part of your CI build? With Brewmaster, you can do this as well.
One other thing: Did I mention this was free? Everything we are talking about here is being released for free. Deploy for free, build for free, and share your templates for free.
Visit http://brewmaster.aditicloud.com to register and get started today!
May 22, 2014
This is the personal site of Ryan Dunn, former Windows Azure Technical Evangelist and co-author of the
The .NET Developers Guide to Directory Services Programming.
Ryan works for Aditi where he builds software for Windows Azure
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