The Cloudify Blog

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

A Big Win to Kick Off a New Year

This post takes a look at Cloudify's successes in 2016 - and especially how the open approach was the Goliath killer in telcos and enterprise`s this year.

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

Migrating Your VMware to Azure - Challenges and Tools

Learn how to migrate your VMware environments to Azure using the right tools and understanding the challenges.

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Hybrid VNF Container Orchestration With Kubernetes and Docker Swarm Using Cloudify

This post will show how Cloudify orchestrates a service chain that spans multiple container management engines such as Kubernetes and Docker Swarm.

Luther Trammell

By Luther Trammell

Deploying Your App Onto AWS and OpenStack With Hybrid Cloud Orchestration Using a Single Cloudify TOSCA Blueprint

There is no limit to the variety of system layouts. The most basic would be a database and an application on a single VM. However, very few operations teams have all of their infrastructure in one place. At Cloudify, we’ve been referring to real world scenarios with the term Hybrid...

Matej Artač, Guest Post

By Matej Artač, Guest Post

How DICE Does Hybrid Cloud Orchestration for Big Data Using Cloudify and TOSCA

XLab's Matej Artač talks about how DICE uses Cloudify with TOSCA to orchestrate Storm and other big data applications with hybrid cloud.

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

OpenStack Summit Barcelona is Here! Find us at Booth C4 Talking Hybrid Cloud And Hybrid Stack Orchestration

OpenStack Summit Barcelona is here and the Cloudify team will be there talking hybrid orchestration with OpenStack and any other major cloud, tool, or workload.

Arthur Berezin

By Arthur Berezin

Hybrid Cloud Orchestration on OpenStack With Cloudify and TOSCA

Interested in hybrid cloud orchestration and already using OpenStack? Learn why Cloudify is the right choice for going hybrid.

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

Cloud Orchestration with Azure and OpenStack - The Less Explored Hybrid Cloud

Leverage the benefits of open source, TOSCA orchestration on an Azure and OpenStack hybrid cloud deployment with Cloudify.

Yoram Weinreb & Sharone Zitzman

By Yoram Weinreb & Sharone Zitzman

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...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Building Your Application for Cloud Portability - An Alternative Approach to Hybrid Cloud

In my previous post, I discussed the differences between hybrid cloud and cloud portability, as well as how to achieve true hybrid cloud deployments without compromising on infrastructure API abstraction, by providing several use cases for cloud portability. True hybrid cloud is achievable. Download the all-new Cloudify 3.4 today! Go...

Luther Trammell

By Luther Trammell

Deployment and Orchestration of a Kubernetes Cluster With Auto-Scaling and Auto-Healing in a Hybrid Environment Using Cloudify

At Openstack Israel 2016, I participated in a presentation where we compared a few cloud orchestrators, among them Kubernetes and Cloudify. In short, I presented Kubernetes as a container-focused orchestrator, while Cloudify I presented as a more general orchestrator. The division isn’t exact. Kubernetes has a lot of integration with...

Arthur Berezin and Jeremy Hess

By Arthur Berezin and Jeremy Hess

Cloudify 3.4 Has Dropped - Orchestrate All Clouds!

Team Cloudify is very excited to announce the Cloudify 3.4 GA release! This was definitely the most packed release of Cloudify ever and brings with it some major improvements, all of which culminates in support for hybrid environments, with any stack, and on any workload, and covering more than 90%...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Achieving Hybrid Cloud Without Compromising On The Least Common Denominator

Survey says, that hybrid cloud, what once was perceived as virtually mission impossible, is becoming pretty much mainstream. According to this survey, and this survey, some users are currently running on as many as 6 clouds simultaneously on average per organization, with an even split between private and public clouds,...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

Rock the Vote for Cloudify at OpenStack Austin

We're back again with some brand-spanking new talks on everything OpenStack! We've got great stuff to share on NFV, hybrid cloud, API development, containers, and even a community talk. The OpenStack Summit is a favorite of ours, and we really want to show you what we've got, so help us...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

Cloudify 3.3.1 Release Update Is Ready

Just a month ago, we released Cloudify 3.3 – our most production-ready cloud orchestration tool yet. With a focus on hybrid cloud, NFV, and container-based workloads, we brought features and functionalities to Cloudify that support any organization’s mission critical applications. So, we are very happy to announce that the 3.3.1...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

6 OpenStack & Docker Predictions for 2016

OpenStack? Docker? Choosing between other alternatives? Don't get left behind, read our predictions for this year.

Sam Melehy, Guest Post

By Sam Melehy, Guest Post

Application & Cloud Automation Meets IT Service Management, Guest Post

Originally posted at Zefflin.com   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...

Uri Cohen

By Uri Cohen

Come Get Some Cloudify 3.3

Cloudify 3.3 has landed! We’re really excited about this new release because we have reached down deep to make Cloudify more ready than ever before for production. We are also seeing Cloudify’s usage taking off in use cases related to NFV, hybrid workloads, and containers and we wanted to fill...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 6 | OpenStack Predictions for 2016

Coming (almost) straight off the heels of our OpenStack Tokyo podcast, we bring you a fresh OpenStack & Beyond podcast all about the future of OpenStack, specifically in the next year. Our panel of three included experts each in a different discipline: an analyst, a product person, and a systems...

Eliza Croen

By Eliza Croen

Cloudify Does VMworld 2015 - Pure-Play VMware Orchestration

Ah, VMworld. A place for IT pros and thought leaders to come together and talk virtualization and cloud technology. This year, the name of the game is “Ready for Any,” showcasing the VMware ecosystem for fast and secure architectures and unified hybrid cloud that lets users “innovate like a startup...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

A Live Example for Orchestrating Docker, NodeJS, and NFV on vCloud Air

In my previous post, I discussed how to achieve hybrid cloud in the real world for VMware and OpenStack - which was previously an involved undertaking and today, can be done fairly simply. In this post, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is - and actually show...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Making Hybrid Cloud Simple and Real with vCloud Air, TOSCA and Cloudify

  While hybrid cloud has been a mainstay discussion in the cloud world for quite some time now (note this post of mine on hybrid cloud from 2011, when CloudStack was still Cloud.com), the reality is that setting up hybrid cloud has proven a fairly complex process. Therefore we've seen...

Yoram Weinreb

By Yoram Weinreb

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...

Yoram Weinreb

By Yoram Weinreb

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...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

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...

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

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...

Eliza Croen

By Eliza Croen

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...

Nati Shalom & Eliza Croen

By Nati Shalom & Eliza Croen

Going Hybrid Cloud with OpenStack

OpenStack Silicon Valley is just a few short days away and we are looking forward to talking OpenStack with the local community. A main focus for Team Cloudify at the event will be around the topic of portability AKA hybrid cloud, not only between environments, but also between OpenStack and...