The Cloudify Blog

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

Cloudify's TOSCA Journey - The Convergence of ARIA and TOSCA (An Infographic)

The convergence of Cloudify and TOSCA, where Project ARIA, OpenStack Heat Parser project and the Apache Software Foundation all join forces.

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack Israel 2015 - The Road to The Enterprise

What an adventure! This year’s OpenStack Israel event was an awesome end to the EMEA tour of the OpenStack conferences. We heard from top telecoms firms, big banks, and some of the biggest OpenStack proponents in the tech world. The conference had over 400 stackers from many small and large...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Simple TOSCA Orchestration for Docker

This post was originally published on InfoQ.com in February 2015. Mapping the Current Docker Orchestration Landscape Following this interesting post on Docker orchestration and why you need it – the basic premise is that orchestration plays the role of timing container creation based on application and tier dependencies, as well...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Orchestration Tool Roundup - Docker Swarm vs. Kubernetes, TerraForm vs. TOSCA/Cloudify vs. Heat

A in depth look comparing the orchestration tools. From Docker and Kubernetes, to TerraForm and Cloudify, we explain the differences.

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Cloud Migration in the Enterprise

Cloud portability is the ability to move applications and data from one cloud computing environment to another with minimal disruption. There have been numerous attempts and approaches to deal with this challenge on various levels of the stack, such as nested virtualization, containers, API abstraction, PaaS, cloud orchestration, among others....

Eli Polonsky

By Eli Polonsky

Auto-Scaling your Apps with TOSCA & Cloudify - An Orchestration Tool Comparison Pt II of II

This is the second part of our Orchestration tool comparison. You can find part I here. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post does not offer a fully working example of auto-scaling with TOSCA & Cloudify, only a theoretical example of how it would work. We hope to have a working example...

Eli Polonsky

By Eli Polonsky

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,...

Idan Moyal

By Idan Moyal

The TOSCA Cloud State of the Union

As a core committer in the Heat Translator project - I have had the opportunity to learn quite a bit over the course of the last year about TOSCA. When we started developing Cloudify 3.0 (about a year and a half ago) we knew we needed an improved syntax for...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Our Open Source Cloud (Re) Architecture with OpenStack + TOSCA

Cloudify OpenStack Native approach - The Story behind the Scenes In the previous post I outlined what I mean by native-approach to the OpenStack cloud. In a nutshell, a native approach represents out of the box tighter integration with OpenStack, all without being limited only to OpenStack. In this post...

Yoram Weinreb

By Yoram Weinreb

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,...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

What is Openstack? A Quick OpenStack Tutorial

We decided to answer the most fundamental question for those looking to get started with OpenStack, and make sense of the OpenStack terminology.

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

OpenStack Orchestration with Heat + Devstack

Today in order to bootstrap a Cloudify manager you have to take care of the OpenStack compute, networking and security services yourself, essentially all of the OpenStack orchestration (this is still a good reference).  Each of these is comprised of a number of configurations.  Just to name a few: When...

Nati Shalom & Sharone Zitzman

By Nati Shalom & Sharone Zitzman

OpenStack Going Mainstream - Notes from the OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

I attended almost every OpenStack summit event over the past few years, including last year in Hong Kong and Portland, and even lead the OpenStack community in Israel...but somehow, this year the OpenStack Summit felt completely different than any of the previous events. I  feel like OpenStack is coming into...

Eli Polonsky

By Eli Polonsky

The OpenStack Summit - In Bits and Byte-Size Pieces

The Ninth Semi-Annual Openstack Summit, was held last week (12th-16th of May, 2014) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The corresponding release is called Icehouse and design sessions for the next release (Juno) were also conducted. Attendance was quite impressive with over 6,000 registered and about 100 booths...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

OpenStack in Numbers - The Real Stats

One thing that I like about working with an open source community like OpenStack is that you get direct access not just to the source code itself, but to its users and ecosystem as well.  This allows you to be less exposed to marketing spins, and actually analyze our actions...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

The Hitchhiker's Guide to All Things OpenStack Atlanta

Recommendations from the experts of what to stay tuned for at OpenStack Atlanta. Ok, so you’ve arrived and now you’re heading out to the OpenStack Design Summit…but there’s just so much going on, you don’t even know where to begin.  Here’s our expert guide for what to look forward to...