The Cloudify Blog

2017

2016

Cloud-Native VNFs VoLTE Demo - vIMS & vEPC on VMware vCloud with Group Scale

Many existing network functions have only recently undergone the transition from being physical appliances to being delivered virtually, which was a revolution unto itself.  That transition required mostly performance optimization to accommodate the additional I/O overhead of the hypervisor and some configuration changes to accommodate the fact that VMs can...

Combining TOSCA and Netconf/YANG to Deploy Network-Centric Services in NFV and SDN Architectures

In the world of NFV, YANG is a popular data modeling language that serves as a contractor between network devices and those that interact and interface with these devices. The YANG data model enables you to define how to write configuration data, as well as how to communicate state data...

2015

Creating a scalable blueprinting service using Cloudify

Recently I was asked to design a SaaS offering with a major partner that will feature TOSCA orchestration for applications. Cloudify version 3 was already out with significant features and design tenets that made it extremely easy to extend and embed; enabling it to be commonly used to application orchestration...

TOSCA Orchestration for VMware - Hybrid Cloud Made Simple

We've recently been working closely with VMware to make hybrid cloud a reality.  Most enterprise organizations choose a multi-cloud strategy for numerous reasons. They start with VMware and OpenStack for their private cloud environment and a combination of public cloud for dev/test or access capacity scenario. What's more, many large...

2014

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 Cloud Deployments Made Easy–Heat Plugin for Cloudify

OpenStack Heat makes orchestrating the deployment of multiple OpenStack elements a breeze using its “stack” concept. By defining a HOT (Heat Orchestrating Template) document that describes the stack and “creating” the stack based on the document, Heat will orchestrate the deployment of many elements including networks, subnets, ports, floating IPs,...

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...

OpenStack Heat and DevStack on HP Cloud

Openstack is clearly making waves and rapidly becoming the de-facto standard in private clouds. In the last few releases, its orchestration engine, Heat, which was originally inspired by Amazon CloudFormation, is getting more mature with more desired functionality. I wanted to share my experience with setting up my own Heat...

2013

2012

Cloudify and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

Following Nati’s blog post about big data in the cloud, this post is focused on Cloudify’s integration with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, diving into the integration specifics and how to get your feet wet with running the Cloudify BigInsights recipe  hands-on. The IBM  InfoSphere BigInsights product at its core uses the...