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
The VMware OpenStack Cloud Conundrum
OpenStack is an open source cloud infrastructure that is considered by many as a cost-effective alternative to VMware. In reality, the transition from VMware to OpenStack isn’t that trivial, which leads most enterprises to take a hybrid cloud approach. This means they run their OpenStack infrastructure alongside their existing VMware infrastructure with an aim
Our Open Source Cloud (Re) Architecture with OpenStack + TOSCA
Cloudify OpenStack Native approach – The Story behind the Scenes In the previous post I outlined what I mean by native-approach to the OpenStack cloud. In a nutshell, a native approach represents out of the box tighter integration with OpenStack, all without being limited only to OpenStack. In this post I want to share
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
Cloud Automation…Cloud Orchestration. That’s What It’s All About.
The cloud gives you the option to use as many resources as you want, essentially “endless” resources on demand, where you only pay for what you use. In a world where everything is dynamic and IT environments are constantly changing, this is becoming an ever-growing need. In order to take advantage of the promise