What is TOSCA Anyway?
TOSCA is the Topology Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications. Simply put, TOSCA offers a standardized way to describe applications as well as its dependencies and supporting cloud infrastructure. With this method of modeling applications, TOSCA enables users to deploy and orchestrate the lifecycle of applications across multiple clouds (and other environments). See the OASIS TOSCA FAQ for more details.
How TOSCA Works
The ability to move cloud services between different cloud environments, standardize service definitions, and be vendor independent can help technologies based on cloud computing reach the next level. TOSCA helps providers do just this. It can model networks in a standardized manner, improve automation, enable portability, and more easily overcome interoperability issues.
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TOSCA and Cloudify for Kubernetes
Cloudify and TOSCA extend Kubernetes to connect with the rest of the world in two independent ways. First, they enable users to instantiate and manage infrastructure and any other resources for Kubernetes. Second, Cloudify and TOSCA can orchestrate Kubernetes services alongside non-Kubernetes services under the same automation scheme and manage multiple clusters as well.
Cloudify with TOSCA offers true, un-opinionated automation and orchestration of Kubernetes allowing users to plug in their choice of UI, metrics, and any other element of their stack, lifting any restrictions other platforms do not enable.
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TOSCA and Cloudify in ONAP
ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, is an open source platform that was created with the combination of AT&T’s ECOMP platform as well as Open-O. ONAP was created to bring together design, creation, orchestration, and lifecycle management of VNFs in a Software-Defined Networking environment.
As well as being Founding and Platinum members of ONAP, Cloudify and ARIA are both integrated into several