Today, Mesosphere and DigitalOcean announced a partnership to bring automated provisioning of Mesosphere clusters to DigitalOcean's SSD-based cloud. With Mesosphere for DigitalOcean, developers can stand up a Mesosphere cluster on DigitalOcean's cloud and then deploy, scale and manage applications in just a few clicks.
Mesosphere is a dramatically new way of building applications on DigitalOcean. Rather than deal with individual cloud instances ("Droplets") one virtual machine at a time, Mesosphere pools all of your DigitalOcean Droplets into a single pool of resources on which you can run your applications and containers. By abstracting much of the DevOps work associated with building a Mesosphere cluster and orchestrating applications, developers can operate their apps and servers at any scale with lower overhead. They will also enjoy high levels of resiliency and resource efficiency, as applications launched on Mesosphere are automatically fault-tolerant and efficiently packed onto the cloud resources.
When you login to Mesopshere for Digital ocean, you may choose from three installation options:
- Development: A Development cluster is "sandbox" or experimental Mesosphere cluster with 4 instances of the 2GB Droplets. A Development cluster is great for developing and testing, but will not be highly-available and fault tolerant.
- Highly-Available: A Highly-Available Mesopshere cluster is a fault-tolerant and production-grade configuration with no single point of failure. It consists of 10 instances of the 2GB Droplets.
- Custom: A Custom Mesosphere cluster allows you to choose the number and types of DigitalOcean Droplets so you can tailor the configuration to your specific needs.
Mesosphere for DigitalOcean is a free service that runs on top of your DigitalOcean account. You are of course responsible for any Droplets which you provision on DigitalOcean when you install Mesosphere, but you pay no additional charges for the use of the Mesosphere for DigitalOcean tool.
To start using Mesosphere for DigitalOcean, just visit https://digitalocean.mesosphere.com. Just sign in with your DigitalOcean account, pick which installation option you'd like and click launch! Within a couple of minutes, you'll be able to use Marathon, Chronos and Mesos to run applications, services, and diverse workloads side-by-side on your own Mesosphere cluster.