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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.
You can use a single API to get things done, rather than multiple APIs on multiple modules.
CloudStack’s private gateway networking feature is what enables us to offer utmost security and confidentially to our customers and partners, by enabling them to connect to their virtual data centers via dedicated, encrypted, private fiber lines that never touch the public internet space. Ease of setup and management are certainly important additional benefits for us on the engineering team.
The structuring of the components and isolated environments helped us when using parts of the framework at different levels of product development.
CloudStack helped us showcase our features through process visualization and functional solutions.
CloudStack supports every operating system that supports hypervisors, which makes the product more attractive, compared to vCloud Director or Azure.
It is very easy to install and manage. It has the all modules in one node, unlike other software (OpenStack). The product allows a customized look and feel, and the ability to add custom workflows.
It works, and pretty much always has. Reliability and support for enterprise features, with a multi-tenant interface, makes CloudStack a very compelling solution.
Key features include stability, centralized management design that scales well, and transparent interoperability with different hypervisors and manufacturers..
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.
I would like to see support for native VLAN, and fault-tolerance.
There are some minor things that can be improved even more such as, perhaps, a bit more polishing on the GUI side to catch up with the API possibilities (which are really extensive) but otherwise nothing critical.
A technology upgrade is one item which could be improved upon a lot.
Lack of support for third-party software vendors such as Veeam and Zerto creates limitations on comprehensive offerings which would include backup and disaster recovery.
Accounts, domains, and user accounts are set up with public cloud in mind, not private.
The numerous, multi-layered drill-down menus make it difficult to find one simple knob to turn.
VPN P2S is cutting all connections except the CloudStack environment for the user when he is connected. I would like to have VPN like Cisco's AnyConnect.
It would be great to have a couple of “external” networks for VPC and have the possibility, for each domain, to choose they type of “external” network.
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There is no license, so the product is free unless you are buying professional technical support services.
As far as I know, CS is still free of charge. If you want to pay some money, Citrix Cloud Platform is based on CS, I think. As for hypervisors – everything as usual, you need to pay for VMware and vCenter. As for XenServer, recently they changed the free feature list, so you may need to pay some money to get useful features like XenMotion.
The Apache CloudStack is open source, so you do not have licenses to purchase.
Give an effort to planning. If possible, contract a specialized consultant company for the initial setup and knowledge transfer.
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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.
|Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.|
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