CloudMan's features and uses
This page talks about CloudMan, its features, and potential uses. CloudMan is a cloud manager that orchestrates and manages a cloud infrastructure allowing one to simply use the underlying infrastructure. It is primarily being used in the context of Galaxy Cloud and CloudBioLinux but it can be used for any purpose where a cluster in a cloud is desired. Read on about descriptions of specific features.

In case you're interested in getting a jump start on working with Galaxy and CloudMan, the following is a set of links that you should inspect:

  1. The best place to start is the Galaxy CloudMan wiki, especially if you are only looking to use Galaxy or CloudMan: https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/CloudMan/
  2. If you are interested in learning how things actually operate behind the pretty interfaces, we have a few papers: http://usecloudman.org/publications
  3. If you're interested in deploying on a local/private cloud, CloudBioLinux provides most of the automation infrastructure to to get the necessary components built: https://github.com/chapmanb/cloudbiolinux/tree/master/contrib/flavor/cloudman

The above list should be considered a starting point in getting familiar with the overal system. Whenever you have a question, please shoot us an email. More about emailing the Galaxy community can be found at https://wiki.galaxyproject.org/MailingLists

 

CloudMan development

Added: 03 May 2013

Similar to the main Galaxy trello.com board, there is now a trello board for CloudMan. The board contains a set of tasks that are being considered as potential future directions or are being worked on. Check it out and leave your mark!

Also, we have setup a #cloudman channel on irc.freenode.net for discussion and help. Join the channel and join the discussion.

Tags: outreach