Publishing applications to Application Container Cloud Service from Oracle Storage Cloud

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This weekend, while preparing for a demo during Oracle OpenWorld 2016, I found a for me new way of publishing a new [version of an]application to Application Container Cloud: through Storage Cloud. The application archive – zip or tar – can be stored on Storage Cloud and the deployment to ACCS can be performed from Storage Cloud. I am not yet sure if this makes for a better automated workflow. What it does give me for now is an automatic backup of the application archive – it lives on Storage Cloud after having been deployed.

The steps I go through (using CloudBerry as file explorer on top of Storage Cloud – see this article for details):

1. Copy Application Archive to Storage Cloud:

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2. Use the Cloud storage path option in the upload dialog, as shown in the figure:

Note: during the session of the ACCS Service Console, this setting is retained. So you need to type it (copy/paste it) only once – for next deployments it will be available.

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3. Press Apply Edits to actually start the processing of the new application archive

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4. ACCS starts reinitializing the application based on the application archive on Storage Cloud.

Redeployment can still take over a minute for a relatively simple application – this route via Storage Cloud does not remedy that.

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About Author

Lucas Jellema, active in IT (and with Oracle) since 1994. Oracle ACE Director and Oracle Developer Champion. Solution architect and developer on diverse areas including SQL, JavaScript, Docker, Machine Learning, Java, SOA and microservices, events in various shapes and forms and many other things. Author of the Oracle Press books: Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook and Oracle SOA Suite 12c Handbook. Frequent presenter on community events and conferences such as JavaOne, Oracle Code and Oracle OpenWorld.

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