Friday, January 08, 2010

Ian Bicking does it again with toppcloud

I haven't seen this on Planet Python yet, so I'll give it a shout out in the hope that more people will benefit from it. Via Ben Bangert, I heard yesterday about Ian Bicking's new brainchild, toppcloud -- a tool for automated deployments of cloud instances AND Python web apps. It's based on libcloud, and it currently only supports Rackspace's cloud, but it seems very promising already. The Python deployment seems to be inspired by Google AppEngine's deployment philosophy. I haven't played with it yet, but I'll do so soon and report back here. I've been using Fabric (and Puppet) successfully for automated application deployments, but toppcloud seems to be a very valuable tool to add to my arsenal.

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