The Disruption Cycle – A Dime a Dozen.
Before the dust even settled around the whopping Dell/EMC deal, another bombshell was dropped with the Red Hat acquisition of Ansible over the weekend. While I was still processing my thoughts on what I think the Dell deal means for the enterprise IT industry – I had to make an abrupt about-face and
How We Created Cloudify as a Service for VMware
Cloudify as a Service for vCloud Air Cloudify is the only open source orchestration platform that delivers native support for the VMware stack, including vSphere, vCloud (vCA, vCD) and VMware Integrated OpenStack. This week marks an important milestone as we introduced the vCloud® Air™ Blueprinting Service developed jointly by VMware and Cloudify. This new
The OpenStack Interoperability Paradox and How to Bridge It
Last week I had the honor of moderating with my co-presenter, Sharone Zitzman, our fourth OpenStack & Beyond Podcast. This time the topic was – Is OpenStack Really Ready for the Enterprise – with Lauren Nelson, a senior analyst from Forrester Research and Kristian Köhntopp, a veteran cloud architect from hosting company SysEleven. The
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.
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
OpenStack and Cloud Trends – Hypervisors, NFV, Orchestration and more thoughts from the Summit
The OpenStack Summits, which I have been attending twice a year for the past five years, continue to serve as the most formative and influential moments I have during the year – especially with everything related to the growth around OpenStack, which is especially notable from summit to summit. So right in the thick of
A Live Example for Orchestrating Docker, NodeJS, and NFV on vCloud Air
In my previous post, I discussed how to achieve hybrid cloud in the real world for VMware and OpenStack – which was previously an involved undertaking and today, can be done fairly simply. In this post, I wanted to put my money where my mouth is – and actually show a live demo
Making Hybrid Cloud Simple and Real with vCloud Air, TOSCA and Cloudify
While hybrid cloud has been a mainstay discussion in the cloud world for quite some time now (note this post of mine on hybrid cloud from 2011, when CloudStack was still Cloud.com), the reality is that setting up hybrid cloud has proven a fairly complex process. Therefore we’ve seen only a few real
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