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GigaSpaces and Integrate Cloudify for One-click Kubernetes Cluster Deployment on OpenStack, AWS and Other Clouds

Live demo of ‘ with Cloudify’ at OpenStack Summit shows the simplest way to run Kubernetes through a single click experience.

GigaSpaces and today announced the integration of Cloudify open source orchestration software into the Cloud Management SaaS platform. The multi-cloud solution, being demonstrated live at OpenStack Summit Austin in Booth C20, offers enterprises and telecom providers faster provisioning of infrastructure and applications - such as Kubernetes clusters - across heterogeneous environments with no vendor lock-in.

An open source and standards-based solution, with Cloudify also offers visibility and usage reporting of infrastructure to ensure effective utilization and cost reduction.


Cloudify is an open source, TOSCA-based cloud orchestration platform that automates the process of installation, deployment and post-deployment such as monitoring, remediation and auto-scaling of an application stack. simplfies cloud management by abstracting the infrastructure level to make it easy to replicate an entire setup across providers. provides a UI for performing common management tasks such as provisioning, orchestration, monitoring, usage and cost reporting, RBAC and automation. with Cloudify is a multi-cloud solution that includes simple, hassle-free infrastructure management and orchestration/automation, with a single dashboard to manage and view all clouds resources. Employing with Cloudify, users can apply blueprints directly from the user interface to orchestrate applications across public and private clouds and on-premises infrastructure. with Cloudify offers Kubernetes on any cloud with one click. See the demonstration at OpenStack Summit Austin in Marketplace Booth C20.

Simplifying Kubernetes Deployment

A powerful and popular application of with Cloudify is managing Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes makes it possible to automate the deployment, operations and scaling of containerized applications. This enables businesses to accelerate software deployment and simplify IT operations.

However, setting up, configuring and managing Kubernetes environments is time consuming and challenging, and new users face a steep technology learning curve to get started. By leveraging Cloudify's TOSCA-blueprinting capabilities, makes it quick and easy for users to provision, configure and manage a Kubernetes cluster whether it’s on AWS or an OpenStack cloud in minutes and with just one click.

  • The Kubernetes cluster is automatically added to a account, instantly enabling functions such as viewing resources, performing basic kubectl-like commands and running scale-up and scale-down workflows.
  • Increasing the capacity of a Kubernetes cluster, until now, has largely been a manual process. with Cloudify provides an automated workflow that quickly adds a node to a cluster via an API call, and thereby enables users to optimize the cost associated with over-provisioning of a Kubernetes cluster.
  • with Cloudify provides a rule-based, auto-scaling tool to scale up and down the Kubernetes cluster when necessary, overcoming Kubernetes’ limited support for scaling infrastructure. No longer will unexpected spikes in traffic/usage result in a lack of resources in a cluster and reduced application performance.

These technologies extend the Kubernetes framework and enable it to manage mixed workloads, combining microservices and non-microservices applications in a single deployment blueprint. Another benefit is enhanced service composition in which users can stitch together multiple microservices and manage their relationships, dependencies, full lifecycle and more.

Kubernetes users can integrate their existing Kubernetes microservices into this new platform just as they would with plain vanilla Kubernetes.

The solution is available as a SaaS service and can also be installed on-premises on a private cloud environment.

“The management of Kubernetes clusters isn’t trivial, and this integration takes a big step toward reducing barriers to adoption,” Nati Shalom, CTO and founder, GigaSpaces. “Both enterprises and service providers wrestle with the cost and resource impact of over provisioning. Cloudify with solves this problem through auto-scaling of kubernetes clsuter resources (Minions). In addition to that, the new solution takes microservices to the next level by simplifying composition of microservices as well as allowing management of hybrid workloads comprised of a combination of microservices and hybrid microservices under one automation and management framework.”

“Replicating setups across service providers shouldn’t be difficult, but it is,” said Chris Psaltis, CEO and co-founder, “ solved this problem, and working with GigaSpaces, we’ve created with Cloudify as a multi-cloud solution for simple, hassle-free orchestration and automation, all managed via a single dashboard. Now, orchestration of Kubernetes clusters and their applications across public and private clouds is no longer a chore.”