Automation

Simplify your research experiments with Kubernetes

Simplify your research experiments with Kubernetes

Abstract As a researcher I need to conduct experiments to validate my hypotheses. When the field of Computer Science is involved, it is well known that practitioners tend to drive experiments on different environments (at the hardware level: x86/arm/…, CPU frequency, available memory, or at the software level: operating system, versions of libraries). The problem …

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2019-03-27 - Dedicated servers : twice the bandwidth for the same price

Dedicated Servers: twice the bandwidth for the same price

We announced it at the OVH Summit 2018… We were going to double the public bandwidth on OVH dedicated servers, without changing the price. A promise is a promise, so several weeks ago we fulfilled it: your servers now have twice the bandwidth, for the same price! We knew from the start that this upgrade …

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Continuous Delivery and Deployment Workflows with CDS

Continuous Delivery and Deployment Workflows with CDS

The CDS Workflow is a key feature of OVH CI/CD Platform. This structuring choice to add an additional concept above CI/CD pipelines and jobs is definitely an essential feature after more than three years of intense use.

Before going further on the explanation of a CDS workflow, we will make some reminders about the concepts of pipelines and jobs. Those concepts are based on the reference book 8 Principles of Continuous Delivery.

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How does OVH manage the CI/CD at scale?

From git commit to production, the delivery process is the set of steps that take place to deliver your service to your customers. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery – CI/CD – are practices based on the Agile Values which aim to automate this process as much as possible.

The Continuous Delivery Team @OVH has a mission: to help the OVH developers to industrialize and automate their delivery process. The CD team is here to advocate CI/CD best practices and maintain the ecosystem tools, with a maximum focus on as-a-service solutions.

The central point of this ecosystem is a tool built in-house at OVH, named CDS.
CDS is an OVH opensource software, you will find it on https://github.com/ovh/cds with documentation on https://ovh.github.io/cds.

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Understanding CI/CD for Big Data and Machine Learning

This week, the OVH Integration and Continuous Deployment team was invited to the DataBuzzWord podcast.   Together, we explored the topic of continuous deployment in the context of machine learning and big data. We also discussed continuous deployment for environments like Kubernetes, Docker, OpenStack and VMware VSphere. If you missed it, or would like to review everything that was discussed, …

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