We are very happy to announce the imminent release of Cloudy 2017.12 Skywhale on December 2017!
During the past months, and thanks to the support of the netCommons project, we have been able to further develop Cloudy and include several new and exciting features. Among them we would like to highlight:
- Integration of Docker containers technology on the Cloudy web interface (see our previous post about Docker)
- Integration of Docker Compose on the Cloudy web interface (see our previous post about Docker Compose)
- Usage of IPFS as a support service, in combination with Serf (see our previous post about IPFS)
As a result of these integrations, Cloudy now leverages the Docker containerization technology and Community Network users can launch their favourite or the predefined Docker images in a few clicks, from their browser. This rapid application provision allows room for new, very dynamic ways to deploy services and share resources in a digital community. For example, an instance of the Mosquitto broker can be quickly launched to start collecting, managing and processing data from IoT (Internet of Things) sources. In parallel to this, IPFS is now used in Cloudy as part of the DADS – Distributed Announcement and Discovery Service. This allows room for announcing from within a Cloudy instance an arbitrarily large amount of services and data to other Cloudy instances in an efficient and convenient way.
Furthermore, the Cloudy codebase and its different packages have been updated to the latest Debian 9 Stretch release, while keeping compatibility with the previous version. In addition, several features have been added to the platform or improved and a few bugs have been squashed.
We are looking forward for your comments at the Cloudy mailing lists!