In this article you will read about,
- how to quickly design applications for the cloud using the Cloud Topology Designer,
- how to make your applications fit for multi-cloud operations without much effort,
- which advantages cloud orchestration based on the TOSCA standard has over other approaches.
Design once, run anywhere – Operating applications in any cloud without any problems, regardless of the operator technology: To enable software developers to do exactly this, T-Systems has developed the Cloud Topology Designer (CTD). The new tool makes it much easier for software developers to design cloud-based applications. That’s because the CTD offers a catalog of ready-made modules that significantly accelerate the process. The difference to the classic approach: Up to now, anyone who wanted to migrate applications to the public cloud or the private cloud has had to resort to software development kits (SDK) or Infrastructure-as-Code tools (IaC) such as Terraform before they can take care of the actual application. However, this so-called bottom-up approach is not only time-consuming but also strongly focused on the infrastructure, while leaving the application layer out. For example, Terraform primarily provides interfaces to virtual machines (VMs) or networks, but is not designed for applications.