November 2014

    Docker orchestration…what it means and why you need it.

    Docker containers were created to help enable the fast, and reliable deployment of application components or tiers, by creating a container that holds a self-contained ready to deploy parts of applications, with the middleware and the app business logic needed to run them successfully.  For example, a Spring application within...

    Now that's a MEAN Stack. Workflow Automation - Javascript Style

    This post was originally posted at Dr. Dobbs. Labor of love When we started working on Cloudify’s new version, 3.0 - which is a multi-module project based on Python and YAML, that will have a whole new UI among many other features; as a by-product the dev team was exposed...

    Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

      Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been...

    From VMWare Virtualization to Public Cloud. Now Hybrid Cloud.

    vCloud, OpenStack & Cloudify VMWare has been in the front of the virtualization space for many years and is by far the most popular enterprise virtualization solution. In the recent years, as cloud technology became popular, VMWare released its vCloud product line to target private clouds. More recently, VMware entered...

    OpenStack Users are Ready to Move From Hypervisors...and Other Tales from the Summit…

    Originally posted at CloudTweaks.com   I just got back from the OpenStack Paris Summit a couple weeks ago, and although this is a bit delayed in coming, I did do a talk on this with the OpenStack Online Meetup immediately following my return, but then decided to share my thoughts...

    The VMware OpenStack Cloud Conundrum

    OpenStack is an open source cloud infrastructure that is considered by many as a cost-effective alternative to VMware. In reality, the transition from VMware to OpenStack isn’t that trivial, which leads most enterprises to take a hybrid cloud approach. This means they run their OpenStack infrastructure alongside their existing VMware...

    OpenStack Juno - The Stats Behind the Open Source Cloud

    Every now and again we like to do an OpenStack statistics roundup, usually we do this following the release of their annual report, but recently they sent a quick OpenStack Juno summary, and I thought I would share the highlights, and how this compares to previous reports. So, as you...

    Advanced OpenStack Networking - Configuring an OpenStack VM with Multiple Network Cards

    We have discussed OpenStack networking extensively in previous posts.  In this post, I’d like to dive into a more advanced OpenStack networking scenario. Many cloud images are not configured to automatically bring up all network cards that are available. They will usually only have a single network card configured. To...

    NFV on OpenStack Cloud – Open Source Everything

      As we get more heavily involved with NFV, I would like to share my experience taking a few VNFs (virtual network functions) and SFCs (service function chains) and implementing them on public and private clouds. I thought implementing an IMS system on a public cloud would take forever but...

    Cloudify on Hybrid Cloud Orchestration - VMware, Docker and OpenStack at the Summit

      Team Cloudify is heading to the OpenStack Summit in Paris to present cross-cloud orchestration capabilities of its open source application orchestration platform. With Cloudify's recent re-architecture and compliance with the TOSCA specification, the platform is even more deeply compatible with OpenStack technology, providing an orchestration platform for deployment, management...

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