What is Juju?
In a way, it could be thought of as a tool combining concepts from tools for GitOps and Infrastructure as Code (like Argo and Terraform) with service and configuration management. In contrast to the mentioned tools, its usable on other infrastructure platforms than Kubernetes, like OpenStack, and even Bare-metal.
- Enables repeatability of complex workload deployments
- Encourages us to codify our operational knowledge into encapsulated, reusable components, or charms.
- Enables modelling of deployments and relationships
- Enables portability across different clouds, Kubernetes, as well as bare-metal.
- Saves time
- Reduces cost
- Introduces repeatability and predictability
- Juju is model-first
- The open-source movement is shifting costs from license fees to operational costs
- Juju aims to excel at day 2 operations
- The order of Juju Lifecycle events is not guaranteed
- In Juju, a cloud is whatever provides computing and storage resources