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Cloud Topology Designer: Design once – run anywhere.

Design applications to fit all clouds

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. Afterwards, the applications can be run on Open Telekom Cloud and Google Cloud Platform.

The software is free to use by any users to design and deploy applications on Open Telekom Cloud. The software is currently available only under a limited warranty as described in the Beta program.

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Try the beta version now for free*!

To use the Cloud Topology Designer, you may log in with your Open Telekom Cloud credentials. The software is in the beta test version so it is advisable to create a user account for testing. Learn how

 

* Using the Cloud Topology Designer itself is free of charge, but be aware that cloud resources (e.g., Virtual Machines, Storages, etc.) deployed by the software will be charged according the latest price list of the Open Telekom Cloud (or Google Cloud Platform).

 

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.

As a result, each application has to be individually designed and adapted for many cloud variants. This requires a lot of effort if companies want to use hybrid or multi-cloud scenarios. The CTD solves this Gordian knot, because once an application is designed once it can easily be operated in several clouds from different providers – in line with the motto: Design once – run anywhere.

Presentation of the different approaches

The Cloud Topology Designer’s top-down approach focuses specifically on applications. Cloud architects use existing modules for this purpose, which they customize as required. This significantly reduces time and costs. Instead of having to spend weeks or even months on adapting applications to new infrastructure environments, applications can now be deployed in another cloud within minutes. With the CTD, companies benefit from a significantly shorter time-to-market.


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Design your application once by drag and drop

Reusable modules from the service catalog

Run anywhere

Powered by open source

 
 

Try the beta version now for free*!

To use the Cloud Topology Designer, you may log in with your Open Telekom Cloud credentials. The software is in the beta test version so it is advisable to create a user account for testing. Learn how

 

* Using the Cloud Topology Designer itself is free of charge, but be aware that cloud resources (e.g., Virtual Machines, Storages, etc.) deployed by the software will be charged according the latest price list of the Open Telekom Cloud (or Google Cloud Platform).

 

Technical resources

Tutorials

The most important applications explained in detail.

Tutorials

API

Here you can find all API descriptions for authentication, applications and deployment.

API

Release Notes

Updates und new features of the Cloud Topology Designer.

Release Notes


Do you have any questions?

Public discussion

If you need support on the Cloud Topology Designer, please post your questions to the Community forum of Open Telekom Cloud. Our cloud architects will help you further to find a good solution for your applications.

  1. Register on the forum if you have no account.
  2. Click Ask question.
  3. Choose an appropriate forum from the drop-box (e.g., Orchestration Orchestration and Automation).
  4. Choose the topic from the drop-box: CTD.

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