May 2016

    The Cloudify Awesome Sauce Monthly Roundup | May 2016

    Annndddd....we're back with some awsome sauce fun. We've been super busy lately preparing for the OpenStack Israel conference, but these posts are so near and dear to our hearts that we pushed ourselves to make sure you guys get some good reads and funnies. Hope you enjoy! Cloudify - gluing...

    OpenStack TOSCA Parser for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

    This article was written by Sahdev Zala, OpenStack Software Engineer at IBM and originally published on the IBM OpenTech blog. The article is being re-published with the author's consent. The recent release of OpenStack TOSCA-Parser for TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML has added initial support for parsing TOSCA Network Functions...

    Developing for OpenStack APIs - My Experience Giving My First Summit Talk

    Last month, I visited Austin, Texas to participate in the latest Openstack Summit. It was my first visit to Austin and, boy, did I fall in love with this city. Great vibe, nice southern look and feel and amazing nightlife. The Summit, of course, was great! It was packed, people...

    How to do Monitoring\Alerting\Logging That Won't Make Your Engineers Give Up

    One of great things about Cloudify is that many of us working here have previously worked as production engineers before, and we apply the same principles that made us good engineers there, into making a better product here, which is intended for the users we used to be. Monitoring\Alerting\Logging (which...

    Making TOSCA Truly Portable

    Over the past few months I’ve been involved in various forums and discussion on what the right approach should be for achieving a common orchestration modeling language. I felt that while there’s a growing consensus that TOSCA is currently best positioned to fit the bill, most notably in the NFV...

    CloudFoundry and Docker Swarm Losing the Battle of OpenStack Container Management; Cloudify up 20% According to OpenStack User Survey

    The latest OpenStack user survey on application platforms reveals an interesting trend when comparing this year’s survey with last year’s. See below. 2015 2016 https://www.openstack.org/assets/survey/Public-User-Survey-Report.pdf http://www.openstack.org/assets/survey/April-2016-User-Survey-Report.pdf Try the Kubernetes Orchestration as a Service Tool today! Go Here are some things you might have noticed: Kubernetes gained popularity 30% up (from...

    An NFV Customer Use Case on Creating Custom Workflows With Cloudify and TOSCA

    Recently, I worked with a prospect in the NFV domain who had quite a complex topology. They wished to orchestrate with TOSCA in an environment that included dozens of different VMs with different roles. In addition, there were many different networks, and some of the VMs had multiple ports on...

    How to Orchestrate Rolling Upgrades With A Custom Workflow Using Cloudify and TOSCA

    One of the differentiators in the marketplace for Cloudify is its ability to automate complex post deployment tasks. One such task is a rolling upgrade of software in a web server content. This is a multi-step process that typically involves a coordinated dance between the loadbalancer and the web servers,...

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