Welcome to Boxfuse, Immutable Infrastructure made easy.
Boxfuse is the easiest, most reliable and secure way to run your JVM, Node.js and Go apps on AWS.
In just a few seconds Boxfuse fuses a Payload, like a Spring Boot Executable Jar, JHipster Executable War, Grails Executable Jar, Dropwizard Executable Jar, Play Dist Zip, Tomcat War file, TomEE War file, Jar file, Node.js tgz, ELF64 Binary or a Revel tgz together with the required Components, like Tomcat, OpenJDK or Node.js into an Image we call a Bootable App.
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First, let's go over a few simple terms you will encounter:
Boxfuse Console: The online console to manage your Apps
Boxfuse Client: The installable client that lets you invoke the various commands pictured above
Boxfuse Inventory: The online inventory of all available versions of the various Components available to fuse Images
Boxfuse Vault: The secure online vault where you can store your Images
App: This is your application, as you've created in in the Boxfuse Console
Component: A dependency of your app provided by the Boxfuse Inventory. Examples: Tomcat, OpenJDK, ...
Payload: This payload of an Image, in one the usual standard formats like an executable .jar or a .war file
Image: A universally deployable immutable version of your App containing both the Payload and all the Components it needs to run. It can reside either on your machine or in the Boxfuse Vault.
Version: Every Image of an App has a unique version. Example: 1.23.456
Platform: A virtualization platform to run Instances on, like VirtualBox on your machine or AWS in the cloud
Environment: An isolated part of a Platform to your Instances in
Instance: A running instance of an Image inside an Environment