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
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
Network Automation and Orchestration with Openstack and Cloudify
In my previous post I discussed the evolution of networking in the cloud – from commodity hardware to the cloud, and the need for the virtualization of network functions, and the different drivers for change. In this post I will focus on orchestrating your networking through OpenStack’s Neutron, its challenges and potential. Bringing the
Networking from Then to Cloud
What does networking actually mean? Networking is a fairly abstract term, it means different things to different people. This is because, in contrast to compute and storage, networking is comprised of many components, and their different network functions including load balancers, routers, firewalls, switches and more. Each of these plays a different role, the
Eight Cloud and Big Data Predictions for 2014
Prediction has always been a fun exercise. It forces you to take a step back from your day to day activities, look at the market “crystal ball” and figure out what the future looks like. This year I found this exercise to be particularly difficult as the amount of new innovation and conflicting trends that
Getting your Favorite Open Source Framework on OpenStack is Now Simpler than on Amazon, GAE or Azure
The number of open source frameworks that are available today is continuously growing at an enormous pace, with over 1 million unique open source projects today, as indicated in a “(newwindow)recent survey”:http://www.slideshare.net/blackducksoftware/the-2013-future-of-open-source-survey-results by Black Duck. The availability of these frameworks has changed the way we build products and structure our IT infrastructure products are often