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TOSCA-Based Orchestration to Deploy Complex Applications across Hybrid Environments Now Available on VMware vCloud Air with GigaSpaces

GigaSpaces Technologies, a leading provider of TOSCA-based cloud orchestration technologies, today announced that it is expanding its partner alliance with VMware to include Cloudify TOSCA-based Orchestration with VMware’s public cloud, VMware vCloud Air.

VMware customers using Cloudify now will be able to use a common management interface across the entire VMware cloud offering, which includes vCloud Air, VMware vCenter, VMware vSphere and the recently announced VMware Integrated OpenStack. Cloudify integrated with vCloud Air via its API extension enables support for TOSCA (as a portable blueprint) and Docker (as a portable image), so that users can seamlessly migrate workloads across those environments or build a hybrid deployment that runs simultaneously on vCloud Air and OpenStack or vSphere.

“With the addition of Cloudify, VMware vCloud Air customers now have a TOSCA-compliant orchestration alternative, one that is ideal for heterogeneous environments where standards-based solutions are needed,” said Ajay Patel, vice president of Applications Services, vCloud Air, VMware. “With Cloudify via the vCloud Air API, we can deliver a common management and orchestration experience across the portfolio of industry-leading VMware cloud solutions.”

Additionally, vCloud Air users will gain a TOSCA-standard means to deploy complex micro services-based, Big Data or NFV applications. TOSCA blueprints allow customers to automate all the aspects of the deployment in a declarative format. The user experience is straightforward and consistent across all cloud platforms, from installation through a fully managed environment.

“Many Cloudify users – especially enterprises and telcos – may have experienced difficulties connecting their OpenStack and VMware environments,” said Nati Shalom, CTO and Founder of GigaSpaces. “Support for VMware vCloud® Air™ gives these users a common management and orchestration capability across different cloud environments while adding the option of leveraging the vCloud Air public cloud offering.”

On February 4 VMware partners and customers can see a demo of Cloudify at the VMware Partner Exchange session on the vCloud Air ISV program, session ISV4753. VMware partners and System Integrators will learn how they can now address customer demand for further openness and simplicity. They will also learn how they can include these new TOSCA services as part of their added value services to customers, and to shorten and simplify their cloud enablement projects. Learn more about Cloudify on vCloud Air on the vCloud Air Marketplace.

Published Tuesday, February 03, 2015 3:41 PM by David Marshall
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