Are there any plans to support the following with a future release of AutoSys?
> Provisioning/Starting/Stopping of Amazon EC2/Azure virtual machines
Currently we achieve these via wrapper scripts calling the EC2 APIs and CLIs
> Kubernetes or Docker container orchestration
How are other companies achieving this automation? or maybe the question should be, is anyone using AutoSys for this kind of automation?
CA has separate set of solutions both for release automation and service orchestration. WA AE (AutoSys) is primarily for workload automation.
While that is true, it doesn't solve our issue of dynamically turning on an EC2 or Azure instance, running workload on the cloud VM and then shutting down the EC2 instance in one simple flow.
1. Since you say there are other products, and I believe you, do they work seamlessly with AutoSys? - Probably No
2. Will my company buy that additional software to get a capability they are already seeing in competing workload automation software and what is already being achieved in wrapper scripts - NO
In addition, there are container orchestration tools from Kubernetes and Docker themselves, which is part of our CLI's and wrappers and whatnot, so will we dump those and go and buy a CA solution that doesn't even integrate with AutoSys to achieve the end goal of running workload on the target containers or cloud servers?
Many customers have downloaded the container manager CLIs to a machine where the system agent is running. Once installed, they schedule jobs that use the CLIs to control and monitor the containers. This is a pretty common practice.