Instance (CES instance)
An instance of the Cloudogu EcoSystem, is a virtual machine that is created during the setup. The tools (Dogus) can be selected during the setup and get preconfigured depending on the selected ones. The available tools cover the whole software development life cycle.
Each instance can be operated by itself, but it is also possible to operate several instances parallel. Depending on the size and the processes of an organization, instances can either be vertically or horizontally scaled.
What is a Cloudogu EcoSystem instance?
As already mentioned, the Cloudogu EcoSystem is basically a virtual machine, in which containerized applications are being operated. The difference to other containereized applications, that are no Dogus, is, that the applications of the Cloudogu EcoSystem are interlinked and connected out-of-the-box. Thanks to that, the Cloudogu EcoSystem provides whole processes for software development.
The available tools cover applications from all over the software development life cycle and they create a process for software development.
Since each instance of the Cloudogu EcoSystem is a virtual machine, it is very easy to copy, migrate, save or duplicate them. Depending on your own requirements, it could be beneficial to operate all your projects in one CES instance or in multiple instances. In this blog post we describe some scenarios for multiple instances.
Registration of instances
During the setup, each Cloudogu EcoSystem instance needs to be registered with the Cloudogu backend. This is necessary to be able to install Dogus in the instance. Registration requires an account on myCloudogu, the central platform for the Cloudogu EcoSystem.