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December 06, 2012

GigaSpaces Technologies Partners with OpsCode for Chef Onboarding

GigaSpaces (News - Alert) Technologies has enabled enterprises to take hundreds of applications to the cloud of their choice by launching the open source Cloudify product. Through its new partnership with OpsCode, and a dedicated Chef integration that caters to diverse application stacks and systems, this migration has been significantly simplified.

Cloudify simplifies the complexities involved with deploying big data applications to the cloud. It is well-known that the massive computing and storage resources that are needed to support big data deployments make cloud environments, public and private, an ideal fit.

But, managing big data application on the cloud is no easy feat. These systems and applications include services like relational and non-relational databases, stream processing tools, and Web front ends where each framework comes with its own management, installation, configuration, and scaling mechanisms. With its new built-in recipes, Cloudify provides management and cloud portability for big data tools, reducing the operational and infrastructure costs involved with running these systems.

Bryan Hale, director of business development for OpsCode, said in a statement, “The concept of DevOps and recipes can go well beyond setup, to actually manage the entire lifecycle of your applications—from setup, to monitoring, through maintaining high availability, and auto-scaling when required. This is where Cloudify and Chef come together. By enabling users to leverage the power and variety of Chef recipes and cookbooks to deploy services, Cloudify supports comprehensive application level orchestration on any cloud.”

“We’re seeing a growing market trend for the need to migrate applications – not just in one-off processes anymore – but on a much larger scale, by enterprises, managed service providers, and ISVs alike, who are looking to take advantage of the cloud promise—while until now, only about five percent have actually been able to do so. The beauty of Cloudify and its recipe-based model is that it enables you to simply and smoothly take both new and existing applications to the cloud by the tens and hundreds through Cloudify’s built-in recipes and the new integration with OpsCode’s Chef, in very short time frames,” said Uri Cohen, vice president of Product Management at GigaSpaces.

Recently, GigaSpaces Technologies partnered with IBM (News - Alert) to bring the benefits of cloud economics and developer agility to its InfoSphere BigInsights product. With IBM's BigInsights taking the power of Hadoop to enterprises, Cloudify enables BigInsights to run consistently with additional big data services such as NoSQL databases and more; simplifying these systems' deployments through consistent management, as well as improving cost efficiency with its cloud enablement & portability support.




Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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