The Cloudify Blog

Tali Sela

By Tali Sela

Introducing Cloudify Composer 2.3 and What to Expect Next

Cloudify Composer 2.3 has really great new features making it a great tool for creating and modeling TOSCA blueprints.

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Cloud Management Roundup - Orchestration vs PaaS vs CMP

Orchestration? PaaS, CMP? Feeling confused? Read the definitive breakdownn and comparison of cloud management platforms.

Sam Melehy, Guest Post

By Sam Melehy, Guest Post

Application & Cloud Automation Meets IT Service Management, Guest Post

Originally posted at   Why Automate Application Lifecycle?     One of the things we do at Zefflin is help IT organizations to automate the lifecycle of complex, N-tier applications. This means defining applications once (blueprinting), deploying and upgrading them automatically in heterogeneous hybrid cloud environments and auto-scaling up/down...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Nodecellar Gets Real (Distributed)

In a previous post titled “Deployment Composition In Cloudify”, I described using a custom type/plugin to compose multiple blueprints. This post describes an expansion of that effort, to make nodecellar into a real distributed app. In essence, I describe a concrete implementation of the blueprint described in Nati Shalom's recent...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

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...

Barak Merimovich

By Barak Merimovich

Cloud Management & Usage Monitoring Through Continuous Integration with Quickbuild and

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...

Barak Merimovich

By Barak Merimovich

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...

Yaron Parasol

By Yaron Parasol

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...

Nir Cohen

By Nir Cohen

Logging and Event Tools to Help You Understand and Heal Stacks

This post is going to be a prologue to my next post on how to create logs with structured data to be able to extract and act upon the most relevant information, and eventually even automate these tasks. Building such systems is no trivial task, and to reach that promised...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

Scaling Rules with Cloudify

The Cloud 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...

Ron Zavner

By Ron Zavner

Deployment Automation, Cloud Management & Monitoring with Puppet & Cloudify

Ok, so our new configuration is great, but now it's time to think about taking our cloud automation (see previous post) to the next level. While Puppet takes care of our deployment phase, we are still stuck with manual provisioning of the machine and manual management of the post-deployment phase,...