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. The reality though, is […]
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, rarely is cost at […]
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 (Cloudify has participated, and […]
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 gaining popularity, that I’ve […]
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, security groups, servers and […]
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 non-OpenStack environments. In July […]
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 us to integrate with […]
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.
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 we talk about compute […]
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 its own, and has […]