Cloudify & Aptira | Multi-Cloud Orchestration Success
Cloudify recently worked with Aptira to solve the multi-cloud orchestration challenges of one of their clients, a major Australian telecommunications company. The client aimed to deploy and manage Virtual Network Functions (VNF) workloads across a Public Cloud platform (Microsoft Azure) and a Private Cloud platform (OpenStack) to determine whether the platform could be adopted within […]
5 Reasons Your Network Transformation Is Failing
There are several challenges that come with network functions virtualization (NFV), a method of outlining and operating networking services. As businesses continue to grow and generate more information, it becomes increasingly difficult for company teams to harness the wide range of data produced by current systems in order to perform analytics, reduce latency, conduct tests, […]
Tech Focus | The Path to Intelligent Orchestration
Orchestration can be viewed as part of an automation continuum- even though, of course, all software is essentially automation. Layer upon layer of abstraction has been built to improve productivity and understand complex systems. The cloud revolution is built up these abstractions, going beyond mere application logic to the computer itself; these abstractions are the […]
Cheat Sheet | Essential Automation Hacks
In our data-driven world, remarkable growth in network traffic has led to the dramatic expansion of network infrastructure. Manual, script-based legacy network management methods can no longer keep up with the speed of business. As a result, we have seen the emergence of network automation, where physical and virtual devices on a network are configured, […]
Tech Focus | Learn how Cloudify handles distributed workloads on Kubernetes clusters
Cloudify recently undertook a substantial project in collaboration with Intel and F5 focussing on containerized workloads on multiple distributed Kubernetes clusters, both on-premise and cloud clusters. Our very own Shay Naeh documented the projected, and created an in-depth summary (including a recorded demo) available now on Medium. Click here to read the full article.
Why Service Orchestration Matters… and Why You Need To Care.
The rising demand for services in the cloud calls for a new approach to cloud orchestration. Traditional VM-centric cloud architectures are often rigid and poorly suited for the quick and smooth deployment of new services and technologies. To thrive in a service-oriented market, companies must be able to efficiently orchestrate components such as microservices and […]
ETSI & Cloudify
Open-source as a way to drive open standard has been one of the founding concepts behind Cloudify’s strategy since day-one. The speed in which the cloud infrastructure world is evolving is fast leading towards continued fragmentation and changes. Driving open standard in such a world is therefore challenging to say the least. One of the […]
Are TOSCA & Cloud Standardisation Efforts REALLY Stalling?
Alan R. Earls recently wrote an article on TechTarget: TOSCA and other cloud standardization efforts stall where he pointed out the state of TOSCA as well as other cloud standardization efforts: “TOSCA was originally designed as an open standard for formatting templates so tasks, such as cloud resource deployment and orchestration, could be translated into […]
The Importance of the Automation First Approach
One of the main challenges when working on an automation project is writing the automation templates. Each cloud provider has its own template language, which means that you can’t reuse artifacts that were already written by other frameworks. This makes many automation projects substantially longer than they would have been otherwise. This article explores how […]
Is It Time for Open Source SD-WAN?
One of the recent SDxCentral posts by Ali Longwell covers the state and need for open-source SD-WAN, providing an interesting read and a great 360 view on the various aspects in which we can consider the need for open-source in the context of SD-WAN, namely: Open source as a DIY alternative to closed SD-WAN: whether there […]
Product Update: Cloudify 4.6
Cloudify 4.6: New modular service composition, Ansible, and cloud native edge support We’re excited to announce the latest version of Cloudify delivering some important updates; enhancing the multiple pillars needed to support the ever-changing landscape of end-to-end enterprise-grade orchestration: Infrastructure orchestration – setting up infrastructure over any popular IaaS Microservices orchestration – deploying and managing […]
Introducing the New Cloudify Ansible Plugin
Serving as a popular configuration management tool, Ansible is taking over other popular configuration management tools such as Chef and Puppet and has become a popular tool to manage the configuration of many network devices. The motivation behind the Cloudify and Ansible integration follows the logic of an automation-first approach, allowing users to leverage existing […]