The Cloudify Blog

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Cloud Management Roundup - Orchestration vs PaaS vs CMP

Orchestration? PaaS, CMP? Feeling confused? Read the definitive breakdownn and comparison of cloud management platforms.

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

An Application-Centric Approach to DevOps

Matt Jaynes, Founder of DevOps University, wrote a great post on Hacker News, What is Continuous Deployment, in which he points out one of challenges that many people gloss over when they embark on their DevOps journey. In a nutshell, Matt was saying that, “You should get your house in...

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

By Nati Shalom

DevOps, PaaS and Everything in Between

This month Amazon announced AWS OpsWorks, which is the result of their acquisition of Peritor and the embedding of its Scalarium platform within AWS. OpsWorks is a new framework for simplifying the deployment of applications on the cloud. Given that Amazon already has a few frameworks automating application deployment, such as...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Carrier Grade Cloud/PaaS

Cloud is becoming the next-generation backbone for running the web As the technology for building and running cloud infrastructure matures, it is starting to spread out into more industries and revolutionizing how even the most conservative organizations are running their entire operations. One of the areas undergoing a transformation is the carrier backbone services. For those who are not familiar,...

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...

Dotan Horovits

By Dotan Horovits

Enterprises Taking Off to the Cloud(s)

Cloud Deployment: the enterprise angle The Cloud is no longer the exclusive realm of the young and small start up companies. Enterprises are now joining the game and examining how to migrate their application ecosystem to the cloud. A recent survey conducted by research firm MeriTalk showed that one-third of...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Moving Enterprise Workloads to the Cloud on a Massive Scale - The Cloudify Way

In my previous post Moving Enterprise Workloads to the Cloud on a Massive Scale, I pointed out the reasons for moving Enterprise workloads to the cloud. I also argued that the current approach doesn’t work, as we need to think of moving apps not as one-off projects, or as an...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Moving Enterprise Workloads to the Cloud on a Massive Scale

Cloud has quickly become a disruptive technology, with the main disruption being a revolution in the way in which organizations run their IT. The poster child for these cloud discussions was often the new Web 2.0 companies such as Google and Amazon who have been true pioneers in this new...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

PaaS as Infrastructure

The blurring line between PaaS and IaaS  The core of IaaS services is centered around  Compute, Storage Network however over the past years the infrastructure moved up the stack and includes more application services such as Database as a Service, Hadoop Map/Reduce, and application lifecycle services.  On the other hand,...

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...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Lessons From The Heroku Amazon Outage

Earlier this week we experienced the third significant AWS outage in the past 14 months, as reported by Justin Lee in his report Heroku, Pinterest Among Sites Knocked Offline in Amazon Data Center Outage on theWhirr magazine: An Amazon data center in Ashburn, Virginia suffered a power outage at 9:45 p.m. PDT on Thursday,...

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...

Yaron Parasol

By Yaron Parasol

PaaS, Does It Really Mean No-Ops?

PaaS, Does It Really Mean No-Ops? I’d like to start with a brief overview of the evolution of the cloud – and why I think a new approach to PaaS solutions is needed – and the best scenarios for this to come into play. First there was IaaS. Cloud was...

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

GigaSpaces Cloudify and VMware CloudFoundry the new PaaS Jailbreaker

I was reading Krishnan Subramanian's post, Two Events That "Clouded" Our Thinking In 2011. The thing that caught my attention was Krishnan's comments on why PaaS is a superior alternative to DevOps: The shift in the thinking about the enterprise cloud consumption also poured water into the “DevOps” concept advocated...