July 2014

    Cloud Automation...Cloud Orchestration. That's What It's All About.

    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 to take...

    Bootstrapping Cloudify on Devstack

    Cloudify 3.0 is a major milestone for Gigaspaces. It tightens our integration with Openstack and steers the product architecture to closely match the OpenStack architecture stack. There are several ways to get started with Cloudify 3.0 on OpenStack: You can use an OpenStack public cloud such as HP Cloud You...

    Deployments at Scale - How to Scale to 1000+ Node Instances Painlessly

    Once upon a time, deploying a large scale application required a large IT team to provision and organize resources, for example to buy machines, set up hosting, guarantee network bandwidth, and so forth. All this before the actual application code can even be deployed to the machines, and the whole...

    TOSCA, APM, SLA, KPIs, OMG...! All About Topology Driven Monitoring

    Today, like pretty much everything else in the IT world, monitoring is also a siloed area, and falls into two general types of tools -- infrastructure monitoring and application performance monitoring (AKA APM).  These tools for the most part don’t really interact, and so, it can be quite a challenge...

    Cloudify 3.0 HAS LANDED

    Cloudify 3.0 has arrived! We are excited and hope you are too. We at GigaSpaces have been hard at work to bring you an even more awesome Cloudify experience for the cloud orchestration and automation of your critical apps on the cloud. Allow me to give you some highlights. Automated...

    OpenStack Wiki in Short – A Quick Guide to Open Cloud

    In this post, we outline the different OpenStack components, and how they work together. This is your quick wiki for everything OpenStack

    What is Openstack? A Quick OpenStack Tutorial

    We decided to answer the most fundamental question for those looking to get started with OpenStack, and make sense of the OpenStack terminology.

    OpenStack Orchestration with Heat + Devstack

    Today in order to bootstrap a Cloudify manager you have to take care of the OpenStack compute, networking and security services yourself, essentially all of the OpenStack orchestration (this is still a good reference).  Each of these is comprised of a number of configurations.  Just to name a few: When...

    Load Testing and Cloudification using Gatling

    When we developed the FastContest application and deployed it on the Amazon cloud using Cloudify, we decided to perform automated load tests to: evaluate the maximum load that our application could support size the Cloud machines on which we deploy highlight the weaknesses of our application run automatically defined scenarios...

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