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Rundeck and Automating Operations at Salesforce (Videos)

Damon Edwards / 

A few interesting videos have been posted over on talking about Salesforce’s internal automation project, codename Gigantor. I’ve embedded the videos below.

It’s a great example of using a toolchain philosophy  to quickly build effective solutions at scale:

Rundeck is the workflow engine and system of record
SaltStack is the distributed execution engine (Salesforce’s Kim Ho wrote the SaltStack plugin for Rundeck)
Kingpin is a custom front-end that builds Salesforce-specific concepts and additional security constraints into the user experience



Kim Ho explains Gigantor’s architecutre and gives a demo of the SaltStack Plugin for Rundeck:


Alan Caudill presents an overview of how Gigantor works and some of the design choices:



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