Are TOSCA & Cloud Standardisation Efforts REALLY Stalling?
Alan R. Earls recently wrote an article on TechTarget: TOSCA and other cloud standardization efforts stall where he pointed out the state of TOSCA as well as other cloud standardization efforts: “TOSCA was originally designed as an open standard for formatting templates so tasks, such as cloud resource deployment and orchestration, could be translated into […]
The TOSCA Times: Which TOSCA for NFV? Pt 3 – Future TOSCA With ONAP
Please first read Part 1 and Part 2 of this open NFV standards series. In Part 2 of this series, I wrote about the reasons why ETSI NFV is not the answer for actual NFV implementations and why ONAP has the best chance of becoming the model for Telco NFV. The dangers of TOSCA divergence […]
The TOSCA Times: Which TOSCA for NFV? Pt 1 – Open Standard Wars
Introduction At the beginning of this year, I ventured the prediction that 2017 will be “The Year of TOSCA.” Six months later, the TOSCA landscape has not changed much – except for the projects around it which have changed – and there is a divergence threat on the horizon on which I will elaborate. But […]
The Open Source Podcast – Episode 3 | An Honest Discussion on TOSCA
We’re back with Episode 3 of the Open Source Podcast! This episode, we wanted to focus on, in a lot more detail, what TOSCA means for the cloud application orchestration market, especially on the NFV side in light of the recent release of the TOSCA Simple Profile for NFV Spec in May. You can learn […]
The TOSCA Times Pt 2 – Handling Workflows in TOSCA vs Similar DSLs
In this second installment, Michael discusses how TOSCA workflows differ from other DSLs, such as BPMN/BPML and BPEL due to its model-driven, vs task-driven, design.
The TOSCA Times Pt I – The TOSCA Landscape in 2017
In this first installment, Michael discusses the current landscape of TOSCA in 2017 and why he believes this is the year of TOSCA.
Utilizing Declarative Model-Driven TOSCA Orchestration for NFV
This post explains how to take the right advantages of TOSCA Orchestration for NFV with a model-driven approach as opposed to BPMN and others.
Cloudify Orchestrates Service Function Chaining (SFC) at MEF
The MEF’s Goal and How Cloudify Fits the Bill The MEF is focused on enabling dynamic network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world by providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience. It provides a practical evolution toward interconnected, orchestrated, and automated networks powered by Open LSO (lifecycle service orchestration), SDN, […]
Auto-Scaling your Apps with TOSCA & Cloudify – An Orchestration Tool Comparison Pt II of II
This is the second part of our Orchestration tool comparison. You can find part I here. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post does not offer a fully working example of auto-scaling with TOSCA & Cloudify, only a theoretical example of how it would work. We hope to have a working example in the near future. This […]