The Cloudify Blog

Ali Hodroj

By Ali Hodroj

Disaster Recovery On Demand

In this post we outline a pattern for implementing the Warm Disaster Recovery pattern across two Amazon EC2 regions. Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Accomplishing a suitable disaster recovery strategy is crucial to many enterprises. However, the means to achieve an appropriate level of redundancy is challenging given the stark...

Nati Shalom and Uri Cohen

By Nati Shalom and Uri Cohen

Four Case Studies for Moving Mission Critical Apps to OpenStack

There’ve been various discussions in the community on OpenStack Interoperability and Portability. The discussions tend to be centralized around the future of the OpenStack API and whether or not it would make sense to support the AWS API on top of OpenStack to allow for better compatibility with the AWS...

DeWayne Filppi

By DeWayne Filppi

Bootstrapping Cloudify With Chef

Overview Cloudify and Opscode Chef work together to provide the greatest high qualify recipe/cookbook coverage for deployment that is possible.  Cloudify works with Chef by delegating the installation (and potentially startup) phases of recipe lifecycle to Chef for individual services.  Cloudify takes care of full application deployment and coordination, as...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

How to Install Heat and DevStack on Vagrant

Here’s a short post that explains how to install Heat and DevStack on Vagrant Download and install Vagrant (1.2.6). Download an Ubuntu box for the vagrant and place it in your Vagrant folder. Download this Vagrantfile and place it in your Vagrant folder: Start Vagrant and invoke the following commands:...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

How to Install Heat and Devstack on EC2

Devstack is A great option to install and run an OpenStack cloud on your laptop or inside a VM on a cloud. Ideal for potential users who want to see what the Dashboard looks like from an admin or user perspective, and OpenStack contributors who wish to test their apps...

Uri Cohen

By Uri Cohen

Introducing The Cloudify Player

This Monday we’re launching the Cloudify online recipe catalog and the Cloudify Player, an embeddable, simple to use JavaScript widget that allows users to launch any Cloudify recipe on the cloud from within any web page, with a single click. The idea behind it is simple: visit a web page,...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

Cross-Cloud Storage

Preface I am still amazed from time to time to find that even very intelligent people who know a lot about software development, but nothing about cloud computing, don’t seem to know this truth about the cloud “world”: when a machine (VM) goes down, its data is gone forever, unless...

Ali Hodroj

By Ali Hodroj

Cloudifying High Availability

The following is Part 1 of 2 on architecting highly available cloud applications using Cloudify. The first part introduces the concepts, challenges, and solutions to achieve highest levels of availability and disaster recovery in the cloud. The second part revisits the concept to provide a solution architecture and demo source...

Uri Cohen

By Uri Cohen

Running Play Apps on the Cloud with Cloudify

When it comes to running Play Framework apps on the cloud, there are many great options; one of those options is Cloudify. Read my post on the Typesafe blog about how developers can deploy their apps on the cloud with Cloudify. And there’s a bonus – you can give the...

Uri Cohen

By Uri Cohen

A Couchbase for Any Cloud

Couchbase is a great NoSQL database.  It combines the power and flexibility of a schemaless document store, in-memory performance and super simple clustering and administration. So it’s not surprising that a good 50% of Couchbase users have chosen to use it on the cloud. For the average Couchbase user (yours...

Uri Cohen

By Uri Cohen

Cloudify 2.3.0 Has Landed

Hi Cloudifiers, As promised just a few weeks ago, we worked very hard to bring you even more awesome features on top of 2.2, with our new 2.3 release. And we’re happy to do it just before the holidays :) In 2.2 we announced our Chef integration, REST API, and...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

Using WebSphere's wsadmin tool on any Cloud

WebSphere is a very powerful and robust application and in order to make our lives easier, the folks from IBM created the wsadmin tool which enables you to run various scripts on WebSphere. Here in the Cloudify Land, we created a recipe that installs WebSphere on any cloud. That’s right...

Yoram Weinreb

By Yoram Weinreb

Cloudify and IBM InfoSphere BigInsights

Following Nati’s blog post about big data in the cloud, this post is focused on Cloudify’s integration with IBM InfoSphere BigInsights, diving into the integration specifics and how to get your feet wet with running the Cloudify BigInsights recipe  hands-on. The IBM  InfoSphere BigInsights product at its core uses the...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

Community Update - Sep 19th 2012

Hi Cloudsters, Just a quick update on the things we’ve been working on lately:    Chef Integration     We have been enhancing the integration with the DevOps tool Chef. For those who are not familiar with Chef, it is an excellent tool for setting up your environment and automating complex...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Woz is Worried About "Everything Going to the Cloud" - the Real Issue is Giving Up Control

In a recent article, Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs, predicted "horrible problems" in the coming years as cloud-based computing takes hold.  "I really worry about everything going to the cloud,".. "I think it's going to be horrendous. I think there are going to be a...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Putting DevOps and PaaS together with Cloudify

DevOps and PaaS represent two different paradigms for delivering applications to the cloud. DevOps - DevOps takes an automation approach - with DevOps we basically script the process of installation, configuration and deployment of the application stack.  PaaS - PaaS takes an abstraction approach by abstracting the details of the cloud infrastructure from the...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

What Kept Us Busy - A Cloudify Update

We wanted to share a few brief updates with you to keep you in the loop on all the exciting stuff we’ve been working on here at Cloudify, including our new 2.1.1 release, new features, integrations, and other improvements Feel free to follow our blog, or our Tumblr for ongoing...

Tamir Korem

By Tamir Korem

Community Update - Sep 19th 2012

Hi Cloudsters, Just a quick update on the things we’ve been working on lately:    Chef Integration     We have been enhancing the integration with the DevOps tool Chef. For those who are not familiar with Chef, it is an excellent tool for setting up your environment and automating complex...

Dotan Horovits

By Dotan Horovits

Cloud On-Boarding - The True Story

Everyone wants to be in the cloud. Organizations have internalized the notion and have plans in place to migrate their applications to the cloud in the immediate future. According to Cisco’s recent global cloud survey: Presently, only 5 percent of IT decision makers have been able to migrate at least...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Bare-Metal PaaS

The Rise of Bare-Metal Clouds Cloud and Virtualization are not mandatory, and the number of cloud providers that supports bare-metal clouds is growing, as David Linthicum pointed out in his article Going native: The move to bare-metal cloud services It's a fact that virtualization is not a requirement when creating cloud computing services, but...

Dotan Horovits

By Dotan Horovits

Cloud integration and DevOps automation experience shared

Cloud integration and DevOps automation experience shared The Cloud carries the message of automation to system architecture. The ability to spin up VMs on demand and take them down when no longer needed as per the applications’ real-time requirements and metrics is the key for making the system truely elastic, scalable...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Mapping the Cloud/PaaS Stack

Cloud is evolving at an incredible pace, changing almost every aspect of our industry. It’s only natural then, that with this change also comes a continuous evolution of how we classify and categorize the various components of the cloud stack. In earlier days, it was enough to draw the lines...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Lessons from Zynga and Sony on moving from Amazon AWS

Earlier this month Zynga announced its move from Amazon AWS to its own private Z-Cloud. Sony also started to move increasing parts of its workload from Amazon to Rackspace OpenStack. There isn't so much in common between these different use cases, except for the fact that they may indicate the...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Top Myths of Moving Mission-Critical Applications to the Cloud

Special Guest Post By Nati Shalom, at CloudNewsDaily.com Research conducted by HP found that the majority of businesses in the EMEA region are planning to move their mission-critical apps to the cloud. Of the 940 respondents, 80 per cent revealed plans to move mission-critical apps at some point over the...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Five Misconceptions About Cloud Portability

Three years ago when we started working on the first generation of our PaaS offering, cloud portability seemed to be pretty much “mission impossible.” At the time, we made a conscious decision to focus only on Amazon for our first generation PaaS as practically it was the only cloud in...

Uri Cohen

By Uri Cohen

Behind the Curtains of Cloudify, GigaSpaces' New Product

Announcing a new product is a major and exciting milestone in a company's lifecycle. Our last announcment was the launch of XAP a few years ago - the Xtreme Application Platform aimed to provide a complete end to end scalability solution through the entire application stack, meaning Data, Web, Messaging, everything....