More power, control, flexibility and automation of cloud servers.
Alan Kay once said: "Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible". We live by those words, and I think we've done a pretty good job up until now.
Which brings me to todays announcement of the TurnKey Hub API, and HubTools - Python API bindings and CLI tools.
Some examples to wet your appetite:
Launch a new TurnKey Core appliance in the cloud:
$ hub-launch core
And of course, preseeding is supported, for example:
$ hub-launch lamp --db-pass=foobar
But wait, there's more. Lets say you are developing a new Wordpress website in a local VM which is backed up using TKLBAM, with a backup ID of 2. Restoring the backup to a new cloud server is as simple as:
$ hub-launch 2
So how do you know what backups you have available? Which appliances are available and their preseeding options? The status and related information of your cloud servers?
hub-list-backups hub-list-appliances hub-list-servers
If the included CLI tools aren't enough and you need more power, use the Python bindings to develop your own code. It's really simple.
For example, lets say I wanted to launch 10 TKL Core servers:
for i in range(1, 11): hub.servers.launch("core", label="TurnKey Core %s" % i)
There is so much you can do with HubTools, it's only limited to your imagination.