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 […]
Next Generation Orchestration: Multi Domain, Sites, Clouds, Hyper Scale
The next generation of orchestration is driven mostly by the need for scale and distribution to support the new edge and IOT use cases. This generation of orchestration needs to support not just orchestration of services within a local data center or cloud but needs to reach across multiple sites, regions and domains. Here we’ll […]
Cloudify 4.5 has arrived! Cloud Native Orchestration from Network Core to Edge
We’re excited to announce our latest version of Cloudify – 4.5! This release comes with quite a few features, integrations, and improvements that focus on intent-based networking and closed-loop orchestration for cloud native and multi-cloud production deployments. With this latest release of Cloudify, organizations can manage their networks from the core to the edge. Version […]
Cloudify vs. Ansible
Cloudify vs. Ansible – Where Each Works Best Last month, we compared Cloudify with Terraform, HashiCorp’s infrastructure automation tool. This month we will explore some of the strengths and use cases of Cloudify and another widely used automation tool, Red Hat’s Ansible. Cloudify is a TOSCA-compliant full orchestration tool. It’s available as an open-source product […]