NEW YORK // July 7, 2016 — The latest version of Cloudify open source multi-cloud orchestration software—Cloudify 3.4—is now available. It brings pure-play cloud orchestration to every major public and private cloud platform—Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), OpenStack and VMware—as well as cloud native technologies like Kubernetes and Docker. The software is at work across multiple industries and geographies, and it has become a preferred orchestrator for telecom providers deploying network functions virtualization (NFV).
Cloudify is the only pure-play, standards-based (TOSCA) cloud orchestration platform that supports every major private and public cloud infrastructure offering. With Cloudify, enterprises can use a single, open source cloud orchestration platform across OpenStack, VMware or AWS clouds, with virtualization approaches such as VMs or containers and with different automation toolsets like Puppet, Chef or Saltstack. Because it provides an easy-to-use, open source tool for management and orchestration (MANO) of multiple clouds, data centers and availability zones, Cloudify is attractive to telecoms, internet service providers, and enterprises using hybrid cloud.
Key Feature Summary
Enterprise-Grade Enhanced Hybrid Cloud Support – supports all major public and private cloud environments, including AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack and VMWare vSphere and vCloud
Support for Entire VMware Stack – the only open source orchestration platform supporting the entire VMware stack; all VMware plugins are open source and available in the Cloudify Community edition
Public Shared Images for both AWS and OpenStack – prebaked Cloudify Manager environments now available for AWS through a shared AMI, and OpenStack through a QCOW image; enables simple bootstrapping of a full-fledged Cloudify environment in minutes
Deployment Update – allows updating of application deployments, enabling application operations engineers and developers to introduce topology changes and include new resources to run TOSCA deployments
In-Place Manager Upgrade – the new Cloudify Manager upgrade process provides fully automated in-place upgrades for all manager infrastructure without any downtime to the managed services; in-place upgrade will allow easy migration between Cloudify versions and application of patched versions
Cloudify 3.4 Enhanced for Hybrid Cloud, Microservices
The new release enhances Cloudify usability among enterprises looking for hybrid cloud orchestration without compromising on solutions that cater to the least common denominator of API abstraction. It does this by offering greater support of IaaS, enhanced usability, quicker installation and improved maintenance processes. Cloudify 3.4 introduces plugins for Microsoft Azure and GCP, complementing the existing portfolio of plugins for OpenStack, AWS and VMware vSphere and vCloud, which are now all open source. The new release also enhances support for container orchestration and container lifecycle management, including microservices modeling and enhanced support for Kubernetes.
The New Hybrid Stack with New Kubernetes Support
Cloudify 3.4 adds support for the Kubernetes container management project, enabling users to manage hybrid stacks that include both microservices on top of Kubernetes, alongside stateful services such as backends on bare-metal and VMs. It also manages composition and dependency management between services, as well as triggering of auto-scaling of both the micro-services and Kubernetes minions.
Continuous Deployment Across Clouds
Managing applications across hybrid environments and stacks goes far beyond infrastructure-layer orchestration. DevOps processes can be difficult to apply in hybrid cloud environments such as continuous deployment across clouds. Cloudify 3.4 comes with a new set of features that enables the pushing of updates to both the application and the infrastructure itself.
Cloudify for Telecom Operators
Cloudify 3.4 continues the open disruption in telecom and strengthens even further the offering for telecom service providers with its “Cloudify for NFV MANO (Management and Orchestration)” offering, which includes a robust set of new features, NFV-specific plugins, and blueprints showcasing modeling of VNFs (Virtual Network Functions) and SFC (Service Function Chaining) using TOSCA.
Cloudify 3.4 Has Landed – Learn More
Hybrid Cloud Blog Posts
Online Kubernetes Lab and Hybrid Cloud Module
Hybrid Cloud in Production Webinar
New Cloudify Telco Edition