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CloudLaunch is a ReSTful, extensible Django app for discovering and launching applications on cloud, container, or local infrastructure. A live version is available at

CloudLaunch can be extended with your own plug-ins, which can provide custom launch logic for arbitrary applications. Visit the live site to see currently available applications in the Catalog. CloudLaunch is also tightly integrated with CloudBridge, which makes CloudLaunch natively multi-cloud.

CloudLaunch has a web and commandline front-end. The Web UI is maintained in the CloudLaunch-UI repository. The commandline client is maintained in the cloudlaunch-cli repository.


On Kuberneets, via Helm

The recommended way to install CloudLaunch is via a Helm Chart:

Locally, via commandline

  1. Install the CloudLaunch Django server
$ pip install cloudlaunch-server

Once installed, you can run Django admin commands as follows:

$ cloudlaunch-server django
  1. Copy cloudlaunchserver/ to cloudlaunchserver/ and make any desired configuration changes. Make sure to change the value for FERNET_KEYS variable because it is used to encrypt sensitive database fields.
  2. Prepare the database with:
$ cloudlaunch-server django migrate
$ cloudlaunch-server django createsuperuser
  1. Start the development server and celery task queue (along with a Redis server as the message broker), each process in its own tab.
$ python runserver
$ redis-server & celery -A cloudlaunchserver worker -l info --beat
  1. Visit to define your application and infrastructure properties.
  2. Visit to explore the API.

You will probably also want to install the UI for the server. The default UI is available at

Install Development Version

CloudLaunch is based on Python 3.6 and although it may work on older Python versions, 3.6 is the only supported version. Use of Conda or virtualenv is also highly advised.

  1. Checkout CloudLaunch and create an isolated environment
$ conda create --name cl python=3.6
$ conda activate cl
$ git clone
$ cd cloudlaunch
$ pip install -r requirements_dev.txt
$ cd django-cloudlaunch
  1. Copy cloudlaunchserver/ to cloudlaunchserver/ and make any desired configuration changes.
  2. Run the migrations and create a superuser:
$ python migrate
$ python createsuperuser
  1. Start the web server and Celery in separate tabs
$ python runserver
$ redis-server & celery -A cloudlaunchserver worker -l info --beat


Every PR should also bump the version or build number. Do this by running one of the following commands as part of the PR, which will create a commit:

  • For updating a dev version: bumpversion [major | minor | patch] eg, with current version 4.0.0, running bumpversion patch will result in 4.0.1-dev0
  • For updating a build version: bumpversion build will result in 4.0.1-dev1
  • For production version: bumpversion --tag release will result in 4.0.1, with a git tag
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