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Canonical Juju

Open-source service modeling tool for public and private clouds
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Canonical JujuProduct Overview

  1. About Canonical Juju
  2. Pros of Canonical Juju
  3. Cons of Canonical Juju
  4. Breakdown of core features

Canonical Juju product overview

Canonical Juju is an open-source service modeling tool for public and private clouds. It forms part of Ubuntu’s cloud portfolio together with Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu OpenStack, MAAS for bare-metal provisioning, and landscape for systems management and monitoring. Juju allows users to model, configure, manage, maintain, deploy, and scale cloud services efficiently on public clouds as well as on MAAS, OpenStack, and LXD containers.

Juju drives software solutions and enables organizations to take control of all their applications, infrastructure, and environments. It encapsulates all the ops knowledge required to automate application behavior. The software streamlines the deployment of cloud-based applications. This way, developers can concentrate on solutions with a fully managed infrastructure. Juju saves development teams endless hours of script management and maximizes the hybrid cloud architecture.

Pros of Canonical Juju

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  • It uses Charmed Operators and a Charmed Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) to take control of the deployment, upgrades, integrations, management, and operations of workloads across hybrid clouds. As a result, ops teams can manage applications and scenarios rather than fixate on configurations.
  • Instead of simply focusing on lifecycle management, the Juju OLM provides a rich application graph model that tells operators how to integrate with one another. This simplifies the operations of large deployments.

Cons of Canonical Juju

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  • Juju has a steep learning curve.

Breakdown of core features

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The software allows users to share operations and integration code through a system that works across substrates, platforms, and operating systems and through the applications built upon them. It eliminates tweaking every script, chart, or file to get scenarios to deploy, scale, or upgrade properly. Juju combines the knowledge of an open source expert community with shared, open source applications coded to react to different scenarios, situations, and operations.

Applications management

Juju Charmed Operator Framework brings business thinking to the world of application management, making it simpler to have conversations between teams about the estate. Organizations can manage multiple compute environments and lower costs of ownership. The separation of technical and commercial concerns means the operator is reusable in different business settings. And reuse enhances the operator’s community value and increases software quality. Juju focuses on application management and resource allocation.

Quality assurance

The platform enables unit testing at the code level and respects conventions for real-world functional and acceptance tests. In addition, Juju drives automated tests of operators across the entire ecosystem as a shared project to raise the quality of operators for all users.

(Last updated on 08/23/2022 by Liz Laurente-Ticong)

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