Recent Events & Webinars
Session: The Elephant in the Cloud at IBM Information on Demand
The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support big data deployments in general, and Hadoop in particular, make cloud environments, public and private, an ideal fit. Managing your big data app, however, is no walk in the park - especially when considering the fact that these systems and application stacks often include other services beyond Hadoop such as: relational databases, other NoSQL databases and more, where each framework comes with its own management, installation, configuration, and scaling solutions. This is where Cloudify fits in. Cloudify provides consistent management that makes the provisioning, deployment, and scaling of your Hadoop system simple and consistent with the rest of your stack. What's more, it enables cloud portability between bare-metal and public cloud offering for Hadoop/BigInsights making it possible to run your system on the right cloud for the job—public/virtualized environment for on-demand workloads and bare-metal for I/O intensive operations.
Session: Lightning Talk #5 - Cassandra on ACID Speaker: DeWayne Filppi (GigaSpaces)
In this video, Uri Cohen speaks to The Cube at the Cassandra Summit 2012 with John Furrier and Jeff Kelly on all things Cassandra, big data, and cloud.
Session: Take Any App to the Cloud of Your Choice Speaker: Uri Cohen Description: The massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support big data applications make cloud environments an ideal fit. Now more than ever, there is a growing number of choices of cloud infrastructure providers, from Amazon AWS, OpenStack offered by the likes of HP, Rackspace and soon even Dell, VMware vCloud as well as private cloud offerings based on OpenStack, CloudStack, vCloud, and more. There is also a new class of bare-metal clouds from SoftLayer and PistonCloud that provide high performance resources designed for I/O and CPU intensive applications that don't run as well on a virtualized resources. The recent announcements by Google & Microsoft about their new infrastructure as a service offerings, add additional significant players to this growing marketplace. Given the diverse options, and the dynamic environments involved, it becomes ever more important to maintain the flexibility to choose the right cloud for the job. In this session, you'll learn how to deploy and manage a Cassandra cluster on any Cloud, as well as manage the rest of your big data application stack using a new open source framework called "Cloudify."
Marrying DevOps and PaaS: Tools like Chef and Puppet have gained a lot of momentum in the last year or so. But the concept of DevOps and recipes can go well beyond setup, to actually accelerate the entire lifecycle of your applications, from setup, to monitoring, through maintaining high availability, and auto-scaling when required. In this session we'll see how to use Chef and Cloudify together to create a complete and powerful application level orchestration on any cloud, using Cloudify and Chef. More specifically, we'll learn how to automatically provision nodes on the cloud of your choice, based the requirements of your application, auto install Chef client on the provisioned VMs and run the proper Chef roles and recipe on them, and then monitor and auto scale the installed application.
Uri Cohen, at the San Francisco Cloud Mafia Meetup on June 21, 2012, on Deploying Your Big Data App on OpenStack.
In this webinar Uri Cohen, VP Product Management, presents the challenges involved with deploying and managing big data apps on the cloud and then, introduce Cloudify — our open source PaaS stack, and demonstrate how it facilitates this.
MongoDB supports an automated sharding architecture, enabling horizontal scaling across multiple nodes. With MongoDB you can convert to a sharded cluster, automatically managing failover and balancing of nodes, with few or no changes to the original application code. Managing a sharded mongo setup is no trivial task. In this webinar, Uri Cohen, VP Product Management will teach you how to easily set it up, monitor and scale it on any cloud environment using Cloudify.
In this webinar, Uri Cohen, VP Product Management will tell you about Cloudify, how it works, and will show you a demo of Cloudify in action.
Upcoming Events and Webinars
When thinking about automation and orchestration most people have tools like CloudFormation, Chef or Puppet in mind. These tools do a great job at allocating infrastructure resources and configuring them. But in reality, when deploying and managing complete application stacks, there’s much more to it. You need things to be done in a certain order; there are dependencies to consider and information to share between your application tiers, and then there’s everything related to post deployment – recovering from failures, scaling and continuously deploying your code, to name some. In this session we’ll discuss what it takes to orchestrate and automate your applications through the entire lifecycle, and without losing control.Pager Duty, 501 2nd St., Suite 100, San Francisco, CA (Map)
The Cloudify team will be presenting three stellar sessions at the upcoming CloudStack Collab Conference North America – April 9-11, 2014.
It’s the App, Stupid!, Uri Cohen
Managing and deploying applications on CloudStack (or any other cloud for that matter) can be a daunting task. Resource provisioning, software installation and configuration, failure detection and handling, scaling and continuous delivery are just some of the processes that should be performed (read: automated) in order to do it properly. There are multiple tool chains that tackle some of these processes, each with its own focus and level of control. These can range from pure CM tools such as Chef or Puppet, which focus on repeatable and consistent configuration of servers, all the way to full blown PaaS environments that focus on developer productivity and hide many of the complexities of the underlying infrastructure.
In this session Uri will present the problem domain of application deployment and management on the cloud, the benefits and shortcomings of common approaches to it.
Making TOSCA Simple on CloudStack, Yaron Parasol
TOSCA (Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications) is an emerging standard for modeling complete application stacks and automating their deployment and management. In this session we’ll discuss what TOSCA is all about, why it makes sense in the context of CloudStack, and how we can take it farther up the stack to handle complete applications, both during and after deployment, on top of CloudStack.
An App-Centric Approach to DevOps, Nati Shalom
A case study on how one of the largest betting sites in the world brought agility and better ROI to their online gaming initiatives, from the development cycle and initial concept to revenue generation, by phasing out old cultural processes, combined with a new tooling to bring about an app-centric DevOps revolution within the organization, all this on top of Cloudstack.
A large UK enterprise found themselves struggling with known DevOps pain points from slow and laborious provisioning of infrastructure, lack of consistency between and within environments, through inconsistent tooling with no standardization – that often times affected the rollout of releases and updates. This session will present this organization’s journey toward application-centric DevOps, and how they achieved consistency and continuous delivery by deploying their apps to Cloudstack, using Chef and Cloudify.
Join the Cloudify organizing team at the 5th Annual OpenStack Israel Event where you will hear about everything exciting in OpenStack. We will be joined by the entire OpenStack Foundation’s team – so this is scheduled to be a great event. Don’t miss out!
Call for Papers is now open – so submit your proposal today!Beit Chayl Ha’avir, 15 Jabotinsky Street, Herzliya (Map)