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OnurGokkocabas
Consultant
Software Consultant at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Cloudify provides a good framework that you can build on to provide custom solutions for an organization. * Extensible internal functions and plugins. * Can implement custom plugins to fit your scenario. * Python based plugins. * Use what you… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Product has given us the ability to catch scaling issues early on that many companies hit on with private clouds. We’ve found application modeling being abstract blueprints fits the need for developers to implement their much needed bi-product… more»

What needs improvement?

Certainly the UI could use some intensive work, but nevertheless, overall, it’s a complete product with its 3.4 version and much better features are available with 4.0.
Matej Artač
Real User
Researcher, Programmer, Project leader at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Aug 24 2017

What do you think of Cloudify?

What is most valuable?

Good OASIS TOSCA blueprint support Extensibility Multi-platform nature

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled us to create the DICE Deployment Service. It also simplified deployment of any other services (monitoring, continuous integration, etc.).

What needs improvement?

It would be great if it would start supporting Ubuntu 16.04 or newer.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it since spring 2015.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were some issues with deploying the solution on OpenStack Mitaka. However, we were able to resolve them.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues. Since version 3.4.0, the solution is stable.

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Mahesh Kalase
Real User
IT Analyst at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 22 2017

What do you think of Cloudify?

What is most valuable?

No need to change the existing application code base.

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced the manual tasks during application release activities.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for six months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I did not encounter any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I did encounter any issues with scalability.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I would rate customer support as good. Technical Support: I would rate technical support as good.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Larry Liu
Real User
devOps engineer at a financial services firm
Jun 22 2017

What do you think of Cloudify?

What is most valuable?

It is easy to follow the template.

How has it helped my organization?

It's easy to create a cloud server, such as Linux with JBoss or WebSphere, which is good for continuous deployment.

What needs improvement?

More of the debug functionality is needed; hopefully, we can pause during the server building process.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

There were no stability issues.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were not using any other solution before.

How was the initial setup?

Another team was responsible for the setup in the low-level environment.

What other advice do I have?

You should be familiar with more testing procedures. …
Christian Rapp
Real User
IT Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
May 27 2018

What is most valuable?

The TOSCA model. It allows modeling the application rather than the automation. It is a machine-readable representation of the application and its infrastructure, which can be used for other things too, not just for the orchestration (e.g. enterprise architecture big picture, who connects to whom). Cloudify also provides the infrastructure-as-code, as well as… more»

What needs improvement?

Install of the product itself could be improved and I would like to see better event monitoring.
Suresh Bojjam
Consultant
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 13 2018

What do you think of Cloudify?

What is our primary use case?

We configured our application using Cloudify in our production environment. We deployed the REST application with Tomcat and configured it with Cloudify auto-scaling and load balancing configuration. 

How has it helped my organization?

I think about the containers (Docker). We can quickly create a local cloud with Kubernetes, a global deployable format (container), good resource utilization, and open source. 

What is most valuable?

Auto-scaling Load balancing Creating a local cloud. I used the 2.x version and did not use the 3.x version.

What needs improvement?

Unlike the Docker environment, Cloudify takes time for configuration and its learning curve.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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What is Cloudify?

Cloudify is an orchestration-first cloud management platform, that is open source and based on the TOSCA standard, with multi-cloud and hybrid stack support. Cloudify supports all of the most popular clouds, alongside cloud native technologies, and even non-virtualized and bare metal environments. Cloudify is inherently built for integration, OEMability and interoperability, enabling organizations to build best of breed IT stacks, with full lifecycle automation - day 0 thorugh day 2 operations (provisioning, deployment, monitoring and remediation) of enterprise and legacy applications alongside networking services and functions - without having to sacrifice control, all while providing tools for operations and developers alike. Cloudify provides a single pane of glass across infrastructure, while supporting your existing tools and installbase.

Cloudify is built for pluggability through its open architecture model, bringing the web scale best practices of orchestration and automation into the world of hybrid stacks and clouds. With powerful workflows that map to complex dependencies, policies and relationships through model driven service orchestration, Cloudify delivers robust cloud application management without requiring organizations to change existing work processes or the codebase of their existing applications.

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