Installation of Cloudify CLI on Ubuntu 14.04 for service deployment using TOSCA standard

Before moving towards installation of Cloudify, it is recommended to obtain the basic concept of Cloudify and TOSCA standard.  In this post we will see how to install Cloudify CLI, through which we can deploy, scale and monitor the different cloud service. For better understanding lets install this in local machine. The basic steps can be refereed and extended for actual cloud environment.

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Working with Cloudify and ARIA TOSCA – Beginner

TOSCA is a standard that enhance the portability and operational management of cloud and other types of applications and services across the entire life-cycle. On the other hand, Cloudify is an open source cloud orchestration framework and it Domain Specific Language is based on TOSCA standard. Click here to read in more detail.

What is Fat Tree and how to construct it in 4-steps ?

Fat tree network topology looks like a tree topology like below example. In tree topology, we have same terminologies like Root, parent, child etc. This is mainly used to connect a large number of physical servers/ computers in a large data center. Continue reading…

Cloud computing for layman

Before digging to the concept of cloud computing, Let’s see how we consume electricity. Basically in every region, some companies/ organizations are providing electricity to every house. Electricity provider uses Copper or Aluminium wire to provide electricity to our houses. In addition to that, the external electric meter is attached in every house to monitor the amount of electric power we are consuming. Continue reading…

Virtualization: The technology behind cloud

Virtualization is the dominant technology used to set up cloud environment. In traditional approach, without using virtualization technology, only one OS can be installed onto one physical machine. However, using virtualization technology, multiple machines can be created, called Virtual machines (VMs) or virtual server. Continue reading…

What is Virtual Network Function (VNF) ?

It is easy to understand the concept of VNF if you know what is a Virtual Machine. In a conventional manner, the network functions are embedded onto dedicated hardware. But, in some way, if we can make the network functions independent of the hardware and install it on any machine that will lead to the concept of VNF. Continue reading…