Google Summer of Code/2013/Ideas/Improved cloud support

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Improved cloud support

Gentoo has a great opportunity to be amazing for use in public clouds like Amazon's AWS platform. For this to work well, we will need to integrate cloud support much more thoroughly into our release-engineering processes. For examples, catalyst and related releng tools should produce and upload images to AWS, in addition to supporting tools like Vagrant with pregenerated boxes (perhaps using veewee).

This could be supplemented by improving Gentoo's support for DevOps-style workflows. For example, we should make it extremely easy to set up modern monitoring tools like Graphite, to push development from local boxes to the cloud, to integrate with continuous integration testing tools like Jenkins or Travis, and more.

Contacts Required Skills
  • Familiarity with Amazon AWS
  • Familiarity with virtualization, ideally VirtualBox
  • Python