Cloudify Meets Kubernetes – Container Management & Orchestration on Bare Metal
Cloudify lives at the extreme end of the “unopinionated” spectrum of application orchestration tools. Kubernetes (http://www.kubernetes.io), on the other hand, is a container orchestration system that is very opinionated. For those committed to a container based deployment architecture, it’s a great choice, especially for supporting microservices, a good reference on this can be found […]
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 SysEleven. This is the […]
Announcing Cloudify 3.2.1 Release Update
We are pleased to announce that our latest Cloudify version 3.2.1 is available for download from the website. This update to our 3.2 GA, which was officially released two months ago, has added some key features and enhancements to Cloudify. Cloudify 3.2.1 – The Purist Pure-Play Orchestration. Download Free. Go We also listened to what […]
OpenStack Cloud Orchestration Pt I of II – From Manual to Automated Deployment
Most software deployments are more complicated than the actual application being deployed. Usually, when we talk about an application, we’re talking about something very simple – some server-side scripting language-based application and a backend database instance. However, when it comes to deploying this application, things become a bit more complicated, because of requirements like security, […]
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.
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 as enables the containers […]
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.
Who Said Cloudify 3.2?!
We’re sure the short five months and twenty days (but who’s counting really?) you’ve been waiting for 3.2 to land have been torturous agony – but fear not, it is officially here, and all that nail-biting and lost sleep will have been well worth it when you hear what’s in store in this release. Purism […]
Docker Image Optimization
This post was originally published on Developer.com. Docker is everything. Some have even claimed that it can prevent crime and famine. (I probably don’t need to ask you to note the sarcastic tone). But seriously, for the disruption it has brought on in the industry, and the true market gap it has filled for […]
Workflow Automation PT II – Docker Orchestration and Management
When we design the blueprint, it’s important to think about when certain data is available. Inputs to the blueprint can be used at any time, but some data is only available at runtime. In my previous post What is a Workflow? I described the basic premise behind workflows, how these flows work, […]
Cloudify Laptop Setup Simplified
Introduction As mentioned in my previous post, there is a Vagrant box available that cuts through the complexity of setting up a box yourself. For convenience, I’ll share the steps described elsewhere, with some minor tweaks. In this way you can have a running Cloudify manager with far fewer steps. Cloudify – try it […]
Continuous Delivery – From Theory to Practice
View the full article with its original diagrams on DZone in the DevOps Zone or download the DZone 2015 Guide to Continuous Delivery. When we discuss continuous delivery (CD), the starting point would need to be the motivation that has driven this IT evolution. The demand for continuous delivery was brought on by […]