Description: The article analyzes the current state of cloud computing, formulates the problem of automatic configuration of servers for Cloud systems. Different methods for solving this problem are taken: SSH, EC2-init, Chef Opscode in terms of ease of use, versatility and reliability of the approach. The advantages and disadvantages for selected methods are evaluated . The conclusion about the need to automate the configuration of servers in the Cloud systems as a mandatory requirement of cloud computing is given.
Keywords: cloud computing, deployment methods, Chef Opscode, EC2-init, SCM, SSH