The Cloudify Blog

Arthur Berezin

By Arthur Berezin

Utilizing Declarative Model-Driven TOSCA Orchestration for NFV

This post explains how to take the right advantages of TOSCA Orchestration for NFV with a model-driven approach as opposed to BPMN and others.

Jessie Brami

By Jessie Brami

Announcing Cloudify's OpenStack Plugin 1.5 Release

Here are the features and updates that have been added to the latest version of our OpenStack plugin.

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

Cloudify and OPNFV Take the Stage at OpenStack Summit Barcelona to Present Use Cases of a vIMS on OpenStack

Cloudify and OPNFV's Functional Testing team to talk about using Cloudify to orchestrate and manage the Clearwater vIMS on OpenStack.

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.

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

The VMware and Cloudify Collaboration Redux

Read all about how the VMware/Cloudify partnership came to be, what we are currently working on, and what's in store for the future.

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.

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...

Sahdev Zala, Community Contributed

By Sahdev Zala, Community Contributed

OpenStack TOSCA Parser for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)

This article was written by Sahdev Zala, OpenStack Software Engineer at IBM and originally published on the IBM OpenTech blog. The article is being re-published with the author's consent. The recent release of OpenStack TOSCA-Parser for TOSCA Simple Profile in YAML has added initial support for parsing TOSCA Network Functions...

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

Cloudify Orchestrates Service Function Chaining (SFC) at MEF

The MEF's Goal and How Cloudify Fits the Bill The MEF is focused on enabling dynamic network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world by providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience. It provides a practical evolution toward interconnected, orchestrated, and automated networks powered by Open...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Where AT&T Leads, Cisco Cannot Follow

Preface The Innovator’s Dilemma faced by vendors of proprietary networking stacks is well documented. The blogsphere and the trade media have well documented the disruptive, one-two punch of open source NFV and white box hardware that threatens to undermine their business models. But just this week, at OpenStack Summit in...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Scaling Kubernetes Microservices on OpenStack With TOSCA Orchestration Pt II of II

In my previous post, I described orchestrating a hybrid architecture that included Kubernetes, Kubernetes hosted microservices, and a cloud hosted database, all running on Openstack. That post described how everything was deployed, but left the implementation of post deployment dynamism to the imagination. This post finishes the story. Try the...

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

Musings from the OpenStack Tokyo Summit

Well, folks, another OpenStack Summit is behind us. That means we will have to wait until 2016 for the next one, which is slated to take place in Austin, TX at the end of April. With an amazing turnout of more than 6,000 attendees from around the world, OpenStack Tokyo...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 5 | Konichiwa from the OpenStack Tokyo Summit

We set out to ambitiously broadcast live from the OpenStack Summit again, and despite having wifi troubles (hence the shaky start), and no real viable quiet place to sit - we went for it nonetheless, and came out with an excellent (albeit somewhat noisy) show joined by the very awesome...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Orchestrating Kubernetes On OpenStack

In my previous post, I discussed enhancing the original, basic Kubernetes plugin into a version that was reasonably functional. That version was designed to use Fabric and operate on preexisting machines (virtual or “bare metal”). This post discusses the changes needed to create the same hybrid deployment as before, but...

Uri Cohen and Luther Trammell

By Uri Cohen and Luther Trammell

Using Cloudify to Extend Murano Past OpenStack to Multiple Clouds

It’s great to see Murano is gaining popularity and usage since its release, along with additional projects added in the last OpenStack releases - from Sahara to Marconi, I find the addition and the diversity of projects now available in this growing ecosystem extremely impressive. So for those who are...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Cloudify Meets Kubernetes - Enhancing The Integration

Integrating Cloudify with Kubernetes is compelling for those with hybrid environments (containers, virtualization, cloud, bare metal, even hardware), who would like to leverage Kubernetes' container management instead of Cloudify's, and/or leverage Cloudify's event driven workflows to perform autoscaling or other automatic processes. In my last post, I described an initial...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

Domo Arigato, OpenStack Tokyo!

It’s on, folks! Tokyo is not just around the corner, it’s here - and OpenStack peddlers, developers, fanboys, newbies will all be out there to hear about how everyone is using OpenStack to improve the open cloud initiative and push this amazing project forward. Our own Cloudify team will also...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Scaling - Murano, Microservices, NFV and more

OpenStack Liberty was released just a few days ago on October 15th. This is OpenStack’s twelfth release of the widely-used cloud computing platform. Liberty is also a great name for this release as it brings with it a “liberating” factor for many developers – the new big tent approach. This...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 4 | Is OpenStack Really Ready for the Enterprise

We’re back with the newest episode of OpenStack & Beyond, the podcast that discusses everything OpenStack. We are really excited to bring you this much anticipated episode featuring two great panelists – Lauren Nelson, a senior analyst from Forrester Research and Kristian Köhntopp, a veteran cloud architect from hosting company...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

Get Your Cloudify Votes in For OpenStack Tokyo

As contributing members of OpenStack, we are proud to be part of this amazing community that is at the forefront of the open source cloud world. We organize events and meetups around OpenStack and firmly believe in the OpenStack movement. That said – OpenStack Tokyo is quickly approaching and we,...

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...

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...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 2 | OpenStack Summit Roundtable

After a very fascinating first podcast about SDN & NFV, the OpenStack & Beyond podcast is back with a fantastic second episode recorded live from the OpenStack Summit in beautiful, sunny Vancouver. Hosts Shlomo Swidler of Orchestratus, and our very own Nati Shalom discuss everything new with OpenStack and in...

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,...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

OpenStack and Cloud Trends - Hypervisors, NFV, Orchestration and more thoughts from the Summit

The OpenStack Summits, which I have been attending twice a year for the past five years, continue to serve as the most formative and influential moments I have during the year - especially with everything related to the growth around OpenStack, which is especially notable from summit to summit. So...

Barak Merimovich

By Barak Merimovich

A Multi-Network Friendly Openstack VM Image with Neutron & Netplugd

A multi-network friendly Openstack VM image with netplugd A while (long while. Sorry about that) ago, I posted about setting up a VM in an Openstack cloud so that it worked nicely with multiple networks. I also promised that I would explain how to automate this process. So, in this...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

The Skinny on OpenStack Kilo - NFV & IPv6, Bare Metal Cloud, and More

The 11th release of OpenStack has officially landed in advance of the OpenStack summit, which makes this the “K” release of OpenStack, and it has aptly been named Kilo, for the hefty goodness it brings with it. The long, tall and skinny of Kilo So like all of our post...

Eliza Croen

By Eliza Croen

No Sleep Till Vancouver - Pure-Play NFV, TOSCA & OpenStack Cloud Orchestration

It’s that time of year again to pack up and ship out to the next OpenStack Summit and Team Cloudify is ready to rock Vancouver. Twice a year, people with varying backgrounds and experience with OpenStack come together to learn about the technology, hear what’s new in the ecosystem and...

Nati Shalom and Sharone Zitzman

By Nati Shalom and Sharone Zitzman

OpenStack Users are Ready to Move From Hypervisors...and Other Tales from the Summit…

Originally posted at CloudTweaks.com   I just got back from the OpenStack Paris Summit a couple weeks ago, and although this is a bit delayed in coming, I did do a talk on this with the OpenStack Online Meetup immediately following my return, but then decided to share my thoughts...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

OpenStack Juno - The Stats Behind the Open Source Cloud

Every now and again we like to do an OpenStack statistics roundup, usually we do this following the release of their annual report, but recently they sent a quick OpenStack Juno summary, and I thought I would share the highlights, and how this compares to previous reports. So, as you...

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...

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

Team Cloudify Heads to Hong Kong

It’s that time of year again for the OpenStack Summit, and the Cloudify team will soon be shipping out to Hong Kong to take part. We’ve got a bunch of exciting announcements to make and a MONSTER giveaway going to one lucky winner at the event. From a new app...