May 2015

    Deployment Composition In Cloudify

    In Cloudify, “deployments” define an isolated namespace that contains a collection of nodes and relationships. These nodes and relationships are typically visualized as a complete “stack” of technologies, that deliver a complete platform for computing. An example is a classic load balancer, web servers, app servers, and database stack. In...

    An Update on the OpenStack Heat-Translator Project - TOSCA, Networking, Containers, and more

    Introduction by Idan Moyal, Cloudify R&D Team Leader In the past I've written about the progress of TOSCA through my experience as a core committer in the Heat Translator project and an active member of the Oasis Foundation. In advance of the upcoming OpenStack events taking place around the globe...

    OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 2 | OpenStack Summit Roundtable

    After a very fascinating first podcast about SDN & NFV, the OpenStack & Beyond podcast is back with a fantastic second episode recorded live from the OpenStack Summit in beautiful, sunny Vancouver. Hosts Shlomo Swidler of Orchestratus, and our very own Nati Shalom discuss everything new with OpenStack and in...

    Auto-Scaling your Apps with OpenStack Heat - An Orchestration Tool Comparison Pt I of II

    Scaling - it’s all the rave. When having a conversation about cloud orchestration (all the cool kids are doing it these days), you just can't go ten minutes without someone being the party pooper and chiming in with the good old: "Yeah, but can you auto-scale my application?.” In fact,...

    OpenStack and Cloud Trends - Hypervisors, NFV, Orchestration and more thoughts from the Summit

    The OpenStack Summits, which I have been attending twice a year for the past five years, continue to serve as the most formative and influential moments I have during the year - especially with everything related to the growth around OpenStack, which is especially notable from summit to summit. So...

    A Multi-Network Friendly Openstack VM Image with Neutron & Netplugd

    A multi-network friendly Openstack VM image with netplugd A while (long while. Sorry about that) ago, I posted about setting up a VM in an Openstack cloud so that it worked nicely with multiple networks. I also promised that I would explain how to automate this process. So, in this...

    More Reference NFV Architecture Based on TOSCA + NetConf YANG

    TOSCA is a very good descriptive language for VNF definition, nodes monitoring and active policies like healing and scaling, as it has the combination of declarative descriptions of the application topology with all its components - from the application and network components down to the compute resources, software and everything...

    The Skinny on OpenStack Kilo - NFV & IPv6, Bare Metal Cloud, and More

    The 11th release of OpenStack has officially landed in advance of the OpenStack summit, which makes this the “K” release of OpenStack, and it has aptly been named Kilo, for the hefty goodness it brings with it. The long, tall and skinny of Kilo So like all of our post...

    No Sleep Till Vancouver - Pure-Play NFV, TOSCA & OpenStack Cloud Orchestration

    It’s that time of year again to pack up and ship out to the next OpenStack Summit and Team Cloudify is ready to rock Vancouver. Twice a year, people with varying backgrounds and experience with OpenStack come together to learn about the technology, hear what’s new in the ecosystem and...

    OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 1 | NFV & SDN in the Cloud

    OpenStack & Beyond Podcast Returns With Hosts Shlomo Swidler and Nati Shalom | May 4, 2015 The OpenStack & Beyond podcast is back in a new incarnation, having rebranded from the OpenStack Israel podcast, with host Shlomo Swidler of Orchestratus now joined by our own Nati Shalom to discuss everything...

    Cloud Management & Usage Monitoring Through Continuous Integration with Quickbuild and Mist.io

    I'm taking a break from blogging about my various Openstack related shenanigans. This time I want to talk about monitoring cloud usage. I work with IaaS clouds – lots of them. The list includes several different AWS accounts and several HP cloud accounts. It also includes occasional ‘guest’ accounts on...

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