By Shantanu Kaushik
Deploying an application isn’t only hosting anymore. Business applications are the backbone of economic stability and proper functioning of any organization, including big data applications or a DevOps practice. In today’s ever-changing technological paradigms, business applications are highly dependent on proper management.
With microservices and containers, loosely coupled application architecture helps reduce dependencies and allows for more independent application management. In this article, we will introduce and discuss Alibaba Cloud ACM, its benefits, functionality, and usage.
Let’s take a look at the technical workflow architecture associated with Alibaba Cloud ACM:
Alibaba Cloud Application Configuration Management (ACM) enables you to centralize the management of application configurations. ACM enhances service capabilities when coupled with practices, such as microservices, DevOps, and Big Data.
Alibaba Cloud ACM enables a real-time configuration push in a distributed environment. If you are using Alibaba Cloud ACM to configure and manage your applications, your configuration management workload can be drastically reduced.
During application lifecycle management, the configuration of an application is stored by the developers in terms of code or metadata. This information is used for configuring applications and is commonly known as application configuration.
Storing an application configuration in a file is one of the most common ways to manage any application changes. This configuration file can be used to adjust the application behavior and feature connections depending on which environment the application was published. The end-user can easily edit the configuration file to achieve this. This was the traditional method of configuration management.
With Alibaba Cloud ACM, the same configuration file is implemented using an ACM console by the administrator. The ACM console calls on the backend server cluster and provides configuration and management data to the application with ease.
Alibaba Cloud ACM has been designed to offer a number of alterations and other functions, including configuration push, version management, model gray release, modification, and configuration audit.
The Alibaba Cloud ACM server offers four layers and an application console to ensure an extremely reliable, quick, and user-centric service scenario.
Alibaba Cloud ACM is a configuration system that works on a distributed system and enables the user to centralize the management operations for any type of application configuration. This practice helps reduce the cost of configuration management in distributed systems and helps maintain high availability. Alibaba Cloud ACM was designed to prevent any failures caused by incorrect configuration changes to ensure a hassle-free system.
Alibaba Cloud ACM works with a multi-user distributed system that supports the configuration management of DevOps and any standard deployment practice. Some of the benefits that the ACM offers are listed below:
The most prominent offerings from the Alibaba Cloud ACM are listed below:
Alibaba Cloud provides a highly-reliable and stable environment for your application deployment scenarios. You might be using the DevOps pipeline for application delivery, or you might be considering hosting an application using the Simple Application Server. Multiple products cater to the specific needs of a developer or an organization. Alibaba Cloud ACM is a tool with deep integration of service for business continuity and smooth operations.
Distributed Handling with Alibaba Cloud ACM for DevOps and Microservices - This article will further explain about Alibaba Cloud Application Configuration Management (ACM) and its benefits in development to deployment scenarios.
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