Instance (CES instance)
An instance of the Cloudogu EcoSystem (CES), 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 (CES) 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 CES provides whole proceses for software development.
Since each instance of the CES is a virtual machine, it is very easy to copy, migrate, save or duplicate them. Depending on your own requirements, it could be benefitial 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 CES instance needs to be registered with the Cloudogu backend. This is necessary to be able to install Dogus in the instance. The only thing you need for the registration is an email address.