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From dsh <>
Subject Re: ARIA TOSCA Project Proposal
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:58:20 GMT

just a note on the ARAI acronym if used as such. That acronym usually
refers to:
aka .


On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 4:47 PM, Arthur Berezin <>

> Hi All
> I would like to propose ARIA TOSCA to be an Apache Incubator Project.
> ARIA TOSCA project offers an easily consumable Software Development
> Kit(SDK) and a Command Line Interface(CLI) to implement TOSCA(Topology and
> Orchestration Specification of Cloud Applications) based solutions which
> will help in driving adoption of TOSCA, and help in market consolidation
> around TOSCA based Orchestration.
> One of the key attributes of the TOSCA specification by OASIS is that it is
> a vendor neutral and technology agnostic specification, allowing to
> describe applications and then to orchestrate them using various
> technologies of choice, such as Amazon AWS, Google GCP, OpenStack, VMware,
> Puppet, Ansible Chef, etc’. The reality is such that TOSCA is a complex
> specification,making software vendors trying to implement the specification
> make implementation decisions, ending up with different and incompatible
> implementations, creating even more market segmentation instead of
> consolidating around a single standard for orchestration.
> ARIA a vendor neutral and technology agnostic(via plugins mechanism)
> reference implementation of the TOSCA specification. It is an open source
> python library that helps orchestrators and management tools in developing
> TOSCA enabled solutions. ARIA aims to become the main reference
> implementation of the OASIS TOSCA(Topology and Orchestration Specification
> for Cloud Applications) specification for orchestrating cloud applications.
> ARIA TOSCA targets NFV Orchestration and Hybrid/Multi Cloud orchestration
> as main use-cases it solves.
> ARIA can be executed via CLI to orchestrate application templates,
> additionally it allows embedding its python library for creating TOSCA
> compatible services, and includes rich set of plugins for Iaas
> orchestration, such as Amazon AWS, Google GCP, OpenStack and VMWare; It
> Includes plugins for Container orchestration, with Docker and Kubernetes
> plugins, configuration management tools(Puppet,Chef, Ansible) and a rich
> API that allows to create plugins for any new technology.
> ARIA also serves as a codebase that allows to test the TOSCA specification,
> and experiment with new approaches of modeling and orchestration of
> applications, providing feedback and real world use cases OASIS to further
> refine and advance the standard specification.
> Please find the full project proposal here:
> *Champion:*
> Suneel Marthi
> *Nominated Mentors*
> Jakob Homan
> John D. Ament
> Suneel Marthi
> Thank You,
> Arthur Berezin

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