Infrastructure Overview

Anuket develops, operates, and maintains infrastructure which is used by the Anuket Community for development, integration, and testing purposes.

Anuket is working towards a model whereby we have a seamless pipeline for handing resource requests from the Anuket community for both development and Continuous Integration perspectives. Automation of requests and integration to existing automation tools is a primary driver in reaching this model. In Anuket, we imagine a model where the Infrastructure Requirements that are specified by a Feature, Installer or otherrelevant projects within Anuket are requested, provisioned, used, reported on and subsequently torn down with no (or minimal) user intervention at the physical/infrastructure level.

Objectives of Anuket are

  • Deliver efficiently dimensions resources to Anuket community needs on request in a timely manner that ensure maximum usage (capacity) and maximum density (distribution of workloads)

  • Satisfy the needs of the twice-yearly release projects, this includes being able to handle load (amount of projects and requests) as well as need (topology and different layouts)

  • Support Anuket community users. As the INFRA group, we are integral to all aspects of the Anuket Community (since it starts with the Hardware) - this can mean troubleshooting any element within the stack

  • Provide a method to expand and adapt as Anuket community needs grow and provide this to Hosting Providers (lab providers) for input in growth forecast so they can better judge how best to contribute with their resources.

  • Work with reporting and other groups to ensure we have adequate feedback to the end-users of the labs on how their systems, code, feature performs.

The details of what is provided as part of the infrastructure can be seen in following chapters.

Software Infrastructure