Orchestration-First, Model-Driven NFV Cloud Management
NFV (network functions virtualization) is the evolution of telco and enterprise networks from propietary, physical network boxes to using specialized software to deploy, manage and scale network functions and services on generic, off-the-shelf hardware. Cloudify is an orchestration-first, model-driven cloud management platform native to NFV, that is open source and based on the TOSCA standard. Cloudify is inherently built for integration, OEMability and interoperability, enabling organizations to build best of breed NFV stacks - breaking the heavy, costly, and proprietary black box model of OSS and BSS.
Cloudify can be leveraged as both the NFVO and G-VNFM in the context of the ETSI MANO architecture, and is able to interact with multiple VIMs, containers, and even external and non-virtualized infrastructure and devices, OSS and BSS in a brownfield environment, all through a single pane of glass. VNF providers, telcos, and operators alike can realize the benefits of the cloud with Cloudify's assistance in the transition from non-virtualized appliance to virtualized, through cloud-native virtual network function (VNF), with full lifecycle management and orchestration - from the deployment phases, through intelligent placement awareness, service function chaining during runtime, all the way through Day 2 operations of management, monitoring, self-healing, scaling, and tear down.
Cloudify can communicate with any northbound or southbound API, along with any modeling language or protocols - NetConf, RestConf, YANG, Tail-f - enabling service providers, operators, and VNF vendors to plugin to Cloudify and revolutionize the way NFV can be delivered today.