Autonomic computing and intelligent management systems are natural remedies for the explosion in operational complexity in cloud- and container-based deployments.

 

AMP codifies how applications should and must behave – both individually and collectively – via policies. Policies are then used to analyze system metrics in order to identify when,where, and how intervention is required. Automated intervention can range from simple to complex.

 
 

Simplify

Integrates with existing toolchains and processes.

Automate

Operations and management of application development, deploy-time, and run-time.

Scale

Distributed model grows with application workloads.

Developers and architects can compose blueprints and policies in the drag-and-drop Designer, or by writing OASIS CAMP, TOSCA or Docker Compose specifications. An always up-to-date catalog of open source and community-contributed blueprints and entities is available within AMP. AMP's integrated QA Framework automates testing of blueprints against target infrastructure.

The AMP Control Plane deploys, monitors and automatically manages your applications using the policies you've defined. All sensor data is available in the monitoring interface, and hands-on management of your application is only a click away.

Apache Brooklyn is the foundation of AMP. It was open sourced by Cloudsoft in 2012, contributed to the Apache Software foundation in May 2014 and graduated as a top level project in November 2015. 

Apache jclouds is an open source library that enables applications to acquire, configure and use cloud resources in a uniform manner across different cloud infrastructures. This ensures that applications are portable, freeing the business to pursue a multi-cloud, multi-vendor strategy, and avoid the risk of vendor lock-in.

The Cloudsoft Container Service is a set of tools designed to make deployment and management of Docker Swarms and Kubernetes clusters robust, simple, and automated. Blueprints can then be deployed into the container platforms as if it were any other cloud location.