Publishing applications to Application Container Cloud Service from Oracle Storage Cloud

Lucas Jellema

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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