What is Compose?

Compose is a tool for IT professionals to control and manage how they deploy applications to a variety of cloud platforms, called Targets. Compose is used to deploy an entire application stack (Operating System, middleware, application) in a standardised and repeatable way onto cloud infrastructure.

Application Blueprints are used for this purpose. A catalogue of standard Blueprints are available in the Compose web portal or custom Blueprints can be created at additional cost. Blueprints can be simple (single app, single virtual or physical server) or complex (multiple servers, multiple or mixed Operating Systems, multiple cloud targets, load balancing and other network services). Blueprints can also contain security or other scripts, real-time monitoring and policy-based automation (auto scaling, self-healing etc.). Blueprints can be deployed to one or more pre-subscribed Cloud Infrastructure Suppliers.

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