March 2014

    Logging and Event Tools to Help You Understand and Heal Stacks

    This post is going to be a prologue to my next post on how to create logs with structured data to be able to extract and act upon the most relevant information, and eventually even automate these tasks. Building such systems is no trivial task, and to reach that promised...

    Why You SHOULD Want to Use OpenStack

    Over the past few weeks I came across various cases where people questioned the maturity of OpenStack and its fit to enterprise customers. The most recent one was a piece called "Enterprises should just ignore OpenStack", that basically suggested that OpenStack doesn't really answer any enterprise needs and that there...

    Moving from an interface to a base class across Java versions

    Interfaces are one of the core design concepts of Object Oriented Design. They are used for multiple reasons, like enabling multiple implementations of specific interfaces.  In this post, I'll dive into how these are used in Java 6 and 7, how they apply to Cloudify, and what's coming with Java...

    Cloud Orchestration with Bare Metal Machines

    Enterprise companies tend to use bare metal machines extensively for their mission critical and data intensive applications, as bare metal provides superior performance and I/O over your average virtual machines.  In addition, VMs also come with the added issue of noisy neighbors.  This is also why many cloud providers have...

    Network Automation and Orchestration with Openstack and Cloudify

    In my previous post I discussed the evolution of networking in the cloud - from commodity hardware to the cloud, and the need for the virtualization of network functions, and the different drivers for change.  In this post I will focus on orchestrating your networking through OpenStack's Neutron, its challenges...

    Scaling Rules with Cloudify

    The Cloud The cloud gives you the option to use as many resources as you want, essentially "endless" resources on demand, where you only pay for what you use. In a world where everything is dynamic, and IT environments are constantly changing, this is becoming an ever-growing need. In order...

    From Configuration Management to Cloud Orchestration How Cloudify Integrates with Chef

    How Cloudify Integrates with Chef There are many common challenges today for your everyday dev and ops tasks: Configuration management Server provisioning Application deployment Monitoring of deployed tiers Auto-scaling In addition to some nice to have functionality, such as multi-region resilience and multi-cloud enablement.  This is where known DevOps tools...

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