Enhancements Include Automated Provisioning, Life-Cycle Management and On-the-Fly Containerisation
With support for Microsoft Windows Server Containers, the HyperForm platform now provides the following features:
- Automated provisioning of Windows Server 2016 virtual machines (with pre- installed Docker & HyperForm Agent) on any cloud (including Microsoft Hyper-V and Microsoft Azure). Once the machines are provisioned, users can get access to a wide range of day-2 operations including:
- Stopping or restarting the VM
- Accessing an in-browser terminal through a secure message queue for command line access,
- Performing historical monitoring analysis based on metrics like CPU, Memory, and Disk Utilisation,
- Executing custom plug-ins using PowerShell scripts to make configuration updates or apply patches, and
- Receiving alerts whenever the performance exceeds a pre-defined threshold or is stopped.
- Automated building of Windows Container images for running Windows applications
- On-the-fly Containerisation that allow users to deploy existing .NET applications on official base images like Microsoft/Windows Server Core and Microsoft/Nano Server while taking care of the complex application dependencies, service discovery, application storage automation and the post-provision updates
- Life-Cycle Management of applications running on Windows Containers with access to monitoring, alerts and notifications, continuous delivery using Jenkins, application backups, scale in/out, in-browser terminal to access the containers, log viewing, and container updates using custom plug-ins written in PowerShell.
“Containers have been the driving force behind efforts to accelerate software development and enable DevOps. With the General Availability of Windows Containers, .NET developers can finally reap the benefits of agility and application portability to speed up application development and deployment,” said Amjad Afanah, Vice President of Products, HyperGrid. “We’re excited to be delivering on-the-fly containerisation and deployment automation for applications on Windows Containers to turbo charge DevOps and accelerate the journey of .NET applications to containers.”