• The new process in Cloudify 6.4 includes logic for ongoing updates and a consistent user interface.

DevOps, a combination of development and operations, has long been essential for integrating the software development and deployment processes. Recently, businesses like Cloudify have employed the same method to bridge the gap between your homegrown apps and infrastructure and a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

The company’s most recent edition of its open-source Cloudify DevOps 6.4 software looks promising. The firm claims that within a few hours, it would make it possible for your engineers to transform their application and infrastructure resources into a self-service environment. This is accomplished by integrating your existing Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools, such as Ansible, Azure Resource Manager (ARM), AWS CloudFormation, Kubernetes and amp; Helm, and a great many others, with your GitOps pipeline as well as your Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. Additionally, it works in tandem with ServiceNow to set up a SaaS on your cloud of choice.

When you put it all together, you get what Nati Shalom, the Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Cloudify, refers to as “Environment As A Service” (EaaS). The remote execution functionality of this program has been enhanced in this most recent edition. Most of this may be attributed to its better interaction with ServiceNow and Terraform IaC. Additionally, it also boasts improvements to the programmer interface.

The result, according to Ariel Dan, Cloudify CEO, in a statement, “is a platform that allows apps and infrastructure to work better together in both legacy cloud environments as well as in cloud-native environments. It streamlines workflows and integrates the best tools across clouds throughout the application lifecycle, from developer self-service to automated Day 2 operations.”

It does this with the following feature updates.

  • The new workflow in Cloudify 6.4 includes continuous update logic and offers a consistent user interface. This allows users to tailor the way update activities are handled. Additionally, it automatically detects outdated resources and updates them as necessary. When a resource fails, the healing and recovery of failed resources are automatically triggered.
  • It connects with DevSecOps and cost estimating tools to verify that your apps comply with all applicable legislation and cost policies.
  • The new user interface facilitates the transformation of an existing resource into a self-service environment.
  • More than 160 cloud environments and significant infrastructure technologies are immediately usable. All are accessible and manageable via a single catalog.

The purpose of all of this is to replace what Shalom referred to as a “bloated cloud management platform (CMP);” we are establishing an integration platform that enables teams to select the method that is most suited for their specialty.