Compare Cisco Piston Enterprise OS vs. Cloudify

Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is ranked 15th in Cloud Management with 1 review while Cloudify is ranked 10th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is rated 9.0, while Cloudify is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Piston Enterprise OS writes "A simple interface and helpful support for a solution that grows with us". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cloudify writes "Enables us to catch scaling ​​issues early on, and has extensible functions and plugins". Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is most compared with Juniper AppFormix, whereas Cloudify is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, Cisco CloudCenter and VMware vRealize Automation (vRA).
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Pros
It offers enough support so that you don't need to have the need to get another device.

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TOSCA model 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 provides the infrastructure-as-code, as well as operational action capabilities (orchestrated startups or upgrades, and more).Product has given us the ability to catch early scaling issues that many companies hit on with private clouds.Extensible internal functions and plugins. Can implement custom plugins to fit your scenario. Python based plugins.You can use only what you need. You can remove certain Cloudify functions from the framework to create a "minified" version of what you need. This might only consist of the messaging delivery system, and the orchestration functions.Valuable features are auto-scaling and load balancing.

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Cons
The solution is just too expensive, so maybe the pricing could be better.

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Install of the product itself could be improved and I would like to see better event monitoring.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.Unlike the Docker environment, Cloudify takes time for configuration and its learning curve.

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Overview

Piston Enterprise OS (pentOS) is an enterprise grade cloud operating system meeting the security and governance needs of enterprises wanting to use OpenStack for their infrastructure services. pentOS is an OpenStack distro that builds on top of the OpenStack codebase adding some proprietary features to meet the security and governance needs of the enterprise customers.

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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Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Ministry of Foreign AffairsProximus Partner Communications (Israel) VMware NTT Data Metaswitch Spirent Communications Lumina Networks Atos Fortinet
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Media Company13%
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