Rundeck and Automating Operations at Salesforce (Videos)
A few interesting videos have been posted over on Rundeck.org 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: