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orchestration.png Heat is a system for orchestrating resources in a cloud infrastructure. It is based on templates that are in the form of text files that are treated as code by it.

Main features

  • Provides a native ReST API & an API compatible with CloudFormation (AWS)
  • Provides an automatic scaling service that builds on infrastructure telemetry services
  • Enables resource management based on predefined or custom templates

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