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Original author(s)Cloudify
Initial releaseFebruary 15, 2012; 8 years ago (2012-02-15)
Stable release
5.0.5[1] / January 24, 2020; 10 months ago (2020-01-24)
Preview release
Written inPython, YAML, TOSCA
    TypeCloud Orchestration, DevOps, Cloud Automation
    LicenseApache License

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    Cloudify is an open source software cloud and NFV orchestration product originally created by GigaSpaces Technologies, and then spun off into its own company.[2][3]


    Cloudify began in 2012 by compny Gigaspaces with the objective of providing a Platform as a Service (Paas) application.[4]

    Cloudify uses the OASIS TOSCA technology and is written in the Python programming language.[5] It is licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0,[6] and its source files can be found and forked on GitHub.[7] Built on a YAML DSL (Domain Specific Language) configuration files called "blueprints" define the application's configurations, services and their tier dependencies. With these Cloudify automates the deployment phases of applications to Cloud computing and Virtualization infrastructure. The blueprints describe how the application interacts with the data center through APIs to execute the defined blueprint configurations.

    These blueprint files describe the execution plans for the lifecycle of the application for installing, starting, terminating, orchestrating and monitoring the application stack. Cloudify uses the blueprint as input that describes the deployment plan and is responsible for executing it in the cloud environments. The blueprint also employs cloud driver configuration files as well, to describe machines and their images for the chosen cloud, making it possible to manage the infrastructure as code. For each component, it describes the location of your binaries, installation and monitoring configurations. By creating an abstraction layer that isolates the code from the underlying infrastructure, Cloudify is able to support any cloud.[8][9][10][11]

    Cloudify also supports configuration management tools like Chef Puppet, Ansible for the application deployment phase, as a method of deploying and configuring application services.[12][13][14]

    Industry Recognition[edit]

    Cloudify was mentioned in marketing publications, including: the VentureBeat CloudBeat Showdown 2011,[15] the CRN 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms & Development Vendors 2012, 2014, and 2018 [16][17][18] the 2012 SD Times 100: A Software Development Superfecta[19] as a cloud leader, was recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation.[20]

    Cloudify, together with VMware and Athonet, won the 2016 “Best of Show” Award at the Tokyo Interop event, for the demonstration of the fastest and simplest cloud-based deployment of a virtualized LTE mobile packet core & VoLTE service.[21]

    Cloudify was featured in a breakdown of NFV Orchestration Platforms by Mirantis and emerged as the "most mature orchestration solution among the reviewed platforms".[22]

    The Agile Reference Implementation of Automation (ARIA), an open source MANO group spawned from Cloudify,[23] won “MANO Software of the Year” at the Network Virtualization Industry 2016 Awards.[24]

    Cloudify was awarded the 2017 LAYER123 Network Transformation Award for Best vCPE/uCPE Enterprise Service in the Cloud & Carrier Service category. [25][26]

    Collaborative Projects and Community Memberships[edit]

    Cloudify is a member of various collaborative projects and open source communities:

    • Linux Foundation
    • OPNFV
    • MEF Forum
    • OpenStack
    • OPEN-O
    • ONAP - Open Network Automation Platform
    • Project Clearwater


    Cloudify is used in Open-O, AT&T, VMware, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, within OPNFV, Metaswitch, Proximus, Telstra, Partner Communications, and Mavenir among others.[23][27][28]

    Cloudify is also a founding platinum member of ONAP.[29]

    See also[edit]

    • Network function virtualization
    • DevOps
    • List of commercial open-source applications and services
    • Orchestration (computing)


    1. "Cloudify grabs a slice of cloud native with v4.5 release • DEVCLASS". DEVCLASS. 20 November 2018.
    2. "Company Overview of GigaSpaces Technologies, Inc". Bloomberg Businessweek.
    3. "GigaSpaces Plans Spinoff of Cloudify Division to Focus on Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Management and Network Orchestration". Businesswire.
    4. Loschwitz, Martin. "Cloud Orchestration with Cloudify » ADMIN Magazine". ADMIN Magazine.
    5. "Driver for Deploying Any App to Any Cloud Available for Free". ReadWrite.
    6. "Cloudify Open Source Project", Cloudify Github.
    7. "Apache License, Version 2.0", The Apache Software Foundation.
    8. "GigaSpaces Cloudify Increases Integration with OpenStack". Talkin’ Cloud.
    9. "GigaSpaces' Cloudify Platform Eases Transition to OpenStack Clouds". MSP Today.
    10. "Running GigaSpaces Cloudify on HP Public Cloud". Couchbase Blog. Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-02-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    11. "GigaSpaces Cloudify for Microsoft's Azure - Java in the clouds". ZDnet.
    12. "Gigaspaces Cloudify Partners with OpsCode for Enhanced Chef Integration". Cloud News Daily. Archived from the original on 2014-02-24. Retrieved 2014-02-20. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    13. "Cloudify, Chef Team On New Open Source Recipe for Migrating Apps to the Cloud". Integration Developer News.
    14. "Chef's Working On The PaaS". Dr. Dobbs.
    15. "CloudBeat 2011 Showdown". Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 2017-08-30. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    16. "The 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms & Development Vendors". CRN Magazine.
    17. "The 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms And Development Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100". CRN Magazine.
    18. "The 20 Coolest Cloud Software Vendors Of The 2018 Cloud 100". CRN Magazine.
    19. "The 2012 SD Times 100: A Software Development Superfecta". SD Times.
    20. "GigaSpaces Earns Top Honors in Product Innovation from Frost & Sullivan for Managing and Deploying Business-critical Applications". Frost & Sullivan.
    21. "ATHONET, VMWARE AND CLOUDIFY WIN TOKYO INTEROP AWARD". Athonet. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
    22. "What is the best NFV Orchestration platform? A review of OSM, Open-O, CORD, and Cloudify". Mirantis. Retrieved 2017-03-09.
    23. 23.0 23.1 "It's Surprising Who's Using NFV MANO Code From Cloudify". sdxcentral. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
    24. "NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016". nvsdneurope. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
    25. "NETWORK TRANSFORMATION AWARDS - 2017 WINNERS #LAYER123". LAYER123. Retrieved 2017-10-31.
    26. "Cloudify Wins Network Transformation Award for Best vCPE/uCPE Enterprise Service at SDN NFV World Congress". prweb. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
    27. "Partner Communications Selects Cloudify and VMware to Help Deliver an Open-vCPE and SD-WAN Solution in Record Time". VMware. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
    28. "Belgian telco Proximus picks Cloudify to support NFV roll-out". Computer Weekly. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
    29. "The Linux Foundation Announces Merger of Open Source ECOMP and OPEN-O to Form New Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project". ONAP. Retrieved 2017-02-23.

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