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Introduction to Software Distribution

If you are from an IT background, it is quite likely that you might have come across a distributed architecture wherein your application software and its data is processed and distributed across the various infrastructure. In the current era of cloud computing, platforms are already bringing in a great hand of change, thereby completely transforming the digital business.  

NexaStack is also one such innovation that provides its users with a platform to get their software and applications distributed across the data centers, cloud platforms, and even the edge devices. Therefore, this blog post will bring various use cases to show how NexaStack proves to be useful in providing an efficient distributed computing architecture.

Continuous Delivery of Software Across Data Centres with NexaStack

Continuous delivery is a strategy in which the development teams ensure the software is reliable to release at any given point of time. It can perform changes like new features, managing configurations, fixing bugs, and experimenting with production. The motive for doing continuous delivery is continuous daily improvement. If there is an error in the production code, it can quickly be fixed at that time. So, through this, the application is getting developed and deployed rapidly, reliably, and repeatedly with minimum overhead.

NexaStack can help you integrate your software code or infrastructure with your CD pipeline with all the required best practices and considerations. It can ensure greater speed and flexibility in the delivery of your applications across data centers. It can provide you with predictable, repeatable, and reliable software delivery services by enabling you to set up and configure the different error-free environments as per your needs. It can assure you uniformity across the whole delivery process by decreasing the chances of bugs and increasing the speed of deployment and configuration.

With NexaStack, your organization’s DevOps engineers can quickly deploy their application with the required infrastructure with best practices across their data centers. NexaStack will even help them set up and manage multiple environments for their software as per their requirements. Apart from distributing it across the data center environments, it will help them ensure the quality and security of the resulting software by speeding up bug fixing through proper and easier configuration management with best practices and reducing the risk of configuration drift.

The below scenario will help you to have a better understanding of how you can enable Continuous Delivery of your Software across data centers through NexaStack.

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Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Deployments with NexaStack

You do not need to agonize over the deployment challenges across clouds anymore. You can design the templates to deploy your software as per the needs and commit them to the integrated SCM tool. Whether the software needs to be set up on any of the cloud platforms, namely GCP, AWS, or Azure, or on the hybrid environment including both private and public cloud; or only on an on-premises climate; NexaStack proves to be the best choice for such a use-case.

With NexaStack,

  1. You can conveniently manage different public cloud environments and use them for your setup and deployments through a single platform.

  2. You don’t need to worry about the management of your sensitive credentials too.

  3. You can maintain all your source code and configurations for your infrastructure setup on different cloud services via a single platform.

  4. You will be enabled to have a consolidated view of multiple cloud environments.

  5. You can use the on-premises environment present within the physical confines of your organization for the software release.

  6. If you are using Kubernetes, you can easily lift and shift your workloads and even switch between different cloud providers seamlessly.

  7. You will also be provisioned with greater flexibility to use a hybrid environment where you can combine your private cloud with other public cloud services.

Let's have a look at some of the following scenarios where NexaStack helps to distribute your software across clouds:

The above scenario illustrates how an enterprise can host its .NET application and its database on Microsoft Azure using Azure’s web app, API app, and database services. Further, it can use AWS for application-related storage and monitoring capabilities. This kind of scenario helps in being cost-efficient and provides the ability and freedom to move between different cloud platforms as per the requirements and convenience. An enterprise can choose to host certain functionality or service on one cloud over another during peak hours and then move that functionality/service back to a different cloud at off-peak times. And all this can be easily done via NexaStack, as shown above.

The above scenario depicts the deployment of different environments for software on various cloud platforms. For example, an application’s DEV environment can be deployed and set up on one cloud platform. The PROD environment for the same application can be set up and deployed on another cloud platform. This scenario explains that an organization can set up lower environments on inexpensive or outdated infrastructure because there are no reliability issues and requirements on lower environments and package and release the same stack to a public cloud platform for higher-level environments. As shown above, NexaStack helps you achieve such a scenario and distribute different environments for your software across different cloud platforms through a single platform.

Software Distribution along with Edge Devices with NexaStack

Edge Cloud deployment strategy provides you the flexibility to run your application deployments even when you are disconnected from the cloud. It extends the multi-cloud capability by enabling you to get your applications running even offline when your application gets disconnected from the cloud. Once you again get connected to the cloud, your application data gets automatically synced there.

NexaStack helps you build Pipeline as Code and achieve the edge deployment strategy depicted in the above scenario.

Another use case where NexaStack can help you get your software distributed on edge devices very quickly is helping the enterprises deploy Kube on Edge.  

NexaStack being a CNCF certified Kubernetes service provider, also holds a Kubernetes Conformance Program certification. Thereby, it is compliant with the Certified Kubernetes guidelines and is among the world’s leading cloud computing providers and enterprise software vendors. You can quickly get production-ready Kubernetes clusters on-demand, ensuring high availability of all your nodes, workloads, and deployments with automated critical operations like logging, monitoring, and all the other requirements already set up. With production-grade Kubernetes clusters in hand within the desired edge location, you can conveniently get your cloud-native application software distributed across edge devices using Helm integration within our platform. With NexaStack, you can meet the needs of your fast-growing enterprise and ensure a cost-effective set up with all the required best practices being met. 

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NexaStack to the Rescue

This is quite evident that NexaStack can serve you to the fullest and help you achieve a great digital transformation within your organization. The strategy of using a distributed computing architecture proves to be very beneficial for organizations in several ways. It provides you with the base of digital transformation by enabling you to take advantage of different innovations. You can easily shift workloads among different platforms, be it your on-premises data centers, various public cloud platforms, or even your desired edge locations, with the purpose to optimize cost and efficiency with a Vendor Lock-In Free requirement. The right strategy allows you to digitize the processes rapidly to meet all the customer requirements and ensure a faster time to market. But the management of your software over public and private clouds, including edge environments, can be messy. Such arising complexities can be avoided by adopting the one and only, NexaStack.

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