The Cloudify Blog

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Cloudify Manager Version 3.4 on Your Local Machine

This blog post will give you instructions on how to get Cloudify Manager up and running on your computer with a virtual machine.

Joanna Borkowska, Amartus - Guest Post

By Joanna Borkowska, Amartus - Guest Post

Open Source, End-to-End MEF CE 2.0 Service Provisioning with NFV Overlay PoC From Amartus, Cisco, and Cloudify

In this post, we explain how the MEF CE 2.0 E-Line orchestration PoC idea came about as well as how it was executed with the teams from Amartus, Cisco, and Cloudify.

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...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

Azure versus AWS for the Enterprise

Which would you choose for your enterprise and why - AWS or Azure, or maybe both?

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Orchestrating Docker 1.12 Swarm With Cloudify

Learn how to orchestrate, deploy, manage, and scale a Docker Swarm cluster on OpenStack using Cloudify

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...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack Day Israel 2016 - Onward and Upward!

The OpenStack Day Israel event is now behind us. But what a whirlwind event it was. From the speaker dinner to the keynotes to the ignite talks (borscht included) and the afterparty, we can definitely say this was a wonderfully successful event with over 500 attendees for this one day...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

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,...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 9 | Live From The Open Networking Summit Discussing NFV And SDN

The OpenStack & Beyond Podcast is back again with another great episode which was taped live on the floor at the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara. Our hosts, Nati Shalom and Arthur Berezin, ran a great podcast on topics varying from SDN and Open Daylight to NFV MANO, and...

Arthur Berezin

By Arthur Berezin

On the Future of OpenStack, Orchestration, and Containers - Thoughts from OpenStack Silicon Valley 2015

OpenstackSV Panel   Last week I attended my first OpenStack Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View. As with the official OpenStack biannual Summit, the main OpenStack cast of characters were all in attendance, but in a more intimate setting, allowing for closer interaction with the community. Among the many great...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

How We Created Cloudify as a Service for VMware

Cloudify as a Service for vCloud Air Cloudify is the only open source orchestration platform that delivers native support for the VMware stack, including vSphere, vCloud (vCA, vCD) and VMware Integrated OpenStack. This week marks an important milestone as we introduced the vCloud® Air™ Blueprinting Service developed  jointly by VMware...

Nir Cohen

By Nir Cohen

We started using Vagrant and Packer for our build process. You won't believe what happened next...

We have many artifacts to build. From Docker and machine images to potentially relocatable Python virtualenvs, node.js tar files and Windows binaries.

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....

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

Open source is about more than cost savings

This post was originally published on OpenSource.com. I recently stumbled upon this piece discussing the cost of cloud, and it made me realize that people still seem to mistakenly believe that open source is just about cost savings. Often times, when asked to explain the reasons for going open source,...

Sahdev Zala, Community Contributed

By Sahdev Zala, Community Contributed

An Update on the OpenStack Heat-Translator Project - TOSCA, Networking, Containers, and more

Introduction by Idan Moyal, Cloudify R&D Team Leader In the past I've written about the progress of TOSCA through my experience as a core committer in the Heat Translator project and an active member of the Oasis Foundation. In advance of the upcoming OpenStack events taking place around the globe...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Do I need OpenStack if I use Docker?

  Docker has broken a record in the speed in which it moved from being a disruptive technology to a commodity. The speed of adoption and popularity of Docker brings with it lots of confusion. In this post I wanted to focus on a trend of commentary that has been...

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,...

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...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Open cloud deconstructed. What it means to be native to the OpenStack cloud.

OpenStack is just not like any other cloud. OpenStack is an open source cloud and that makes it quite unique in comparison to many of the closed source public clouds generally available today, the most common being AWS, Azure GCE, and others. The fact that it is open source, allows...

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...

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

How to Install Devstack over Virtual Box using Vagrant

Many of us often times need to develop and test on OpenStack, however this becomes cumbersome as OpenStack releases new versions, where each needs to be installed and configured from scratch. I found that a good solution is to install DevStack over a VirtualBox, but the challenge here is to...

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...

Eliza Croen

By Eliza Croen

OpenStack Atlanta Here We Come

The OpenStack Summit is about to begin and Team Cloudify has landed in Atlanta! Once again we are looking forward to an action packed week with our fellow stackers and are ready to make some noise around some juicy updates. The latest and greatest version of Cloudify, version 3.0, is...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

The Heat is on with OpenStack Icehouse

OpenStack Orchestration Moves up the Stack OpenStack Icehouse, the Ninth OpenStack Release, was announced at the last summit and was named for a street in Hong Kong. The Icehouse release is primarily focused on stability and maturity. The release marks another milestone in the growth of the project.  Just a...

Yoram Weinreb

By Yoram Weinreb

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...