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 of
OpenStack in Numbers – The Real Stats
One thing that I like about working with an open source community like OpenStack is that you get direct access not just to the source code itself, but to its users and ecosystem as well. This allows you to be less exposed to marketing spins, and actually analyze our actions based on real numbers.
The Heat is on with OpenStack Icehouse
OpenStack Orchestration Moves up the Stack OpenStack Icehouse, the Ninth OpenStack Release, was announced at the last summit and was named for a street in Hong Kong. The Icehouse release is primarily focused on stability and maturity. The release marks another milestone in the growth of the project. Just a few stats. Icehouse had:
Making Chef as Easy as Ansible
In his book Taste Test, Matt Jaynes compares a few popular configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, SaltStack and Ansible. Cloudify – plug in ANY TOOL. Check it out. Go Jaynes points to some of the areas of complexity within Chef in comparison to Ansible. According to Jaynes, Chef’s areas of complexity can
What is NFV?
I first heard the term NFV a year ago as part of the writeup that I was doing with Alcatel Lucent on CloudBand titled Carrier Grade PaaS covering our collaboration. Ever since that time it looks like the term has risen in popularity with every network provider or infrastructure provider now launching a
Why You SHOULD Want to Use OpenStack
Over the past few weeks I came across various cases where people questioned the maturity of OpenStack and its fit to enterprise customers. The most recent one was a piece called “Enterprises should just ignore OpenStack“, that basically suggested that OpenStack doesn’t really answer any enterprise needs and that there are much more mature