Why Service Orchestration Matters… and Why You Need To Care.
The rising demand for services in the cloud calls for a new approach to cloud orchestration. Traditional VM-centric cloud architectures are often rigid and poorly suited for the quick and smooth deployment of new services and technologies. To thrive in a service-oriented market, companies must be able to efficiently orchestrate components such as microservices and […]
ETSI & Cloudify
Open-source as a way to drive open standard has been one of the founding concepts behind Cloudify’s strategy since day-one. The speed in which the cloud infrastructure world is evolving is fast leading towards continued fragmentation and changes. Driving open standard in such a world is therefore challenging to say the least. One of the […]
Are TOSCA & Cloud Standardisation Efforts REALLY Stalling?
Alan R. Earls recently wrote an article on TechTarget: TOSCA and other cloud standardization efforts stall where he pointed out the state of TOSCA as well as other cloud standardization efforts: “TOSCA was originally designed as an open standard for formatting templates so tasks, such as cloud resource deployment and orchestration, could be translated into […]
The Importance of the Automation First Approach
One of the main challenges when working on an automation project is writing the automation templates. Each cloud provider has its own template language, which means that you can’t reuse artifacts that were already written by other frameworks. This makes many automation projects substantially longer than they would have been otherwise. This article explores how […]
Is It Time for Open Source SD-WAN?
One of the recent SDxCentral posts by Ali Longwell covers the state and need for open-source SD-WAN, providing an interesting read and a great 360 view on the various aspects in which we can consider the need for open-source in the context of SD-WAN, namely: Open source as a DIY alternative to closed SD-WAN: whether there […]
Product Update: Cloudify 4.6
Cloudify 4.6: New modular service composition, Ansible, and cloud native edge support We’re excited to announce the latest version of Cloudify delivering some important updates; enhancing the multiple pillars needed to support the ever-changing landscape of end-to-end enterprise-grade orchestration: Infrastructure orchestration – setting up infrastructure over any popular IaaS Microservices orchestration – deploying and managing […]
Introducing the New Cloudify Ansible Plugin
Serving as a popular configuration management tool, Ansible is taking over other popular configuration management tools such as Chef and Puppet and has become a popular tool to manage the configuration of many network devices. The motivation behind the Cloudify and Ansible integration follows the logic of an automation-first approach, allowing users to leverage existing […]
Next Generation Orchestration: Multi Domain, Sites, Clouds, Hyper Scale
The next generation of orchestration is driven mostly by the need for scale and distribution to support the new edge and IOT use cases. This generation of orchestration needs to support not just orchestration of services within a local data center or cloud but needs to reach across multiple sites, regions and domains. Here we’ll […]
Network Automation at the Edge
A Path to Network Automation As cloud technology wins mainstream acceptance among companies looking to run networks that are efficient, scalable and high quality, the development of software-based technologies, open-source solutions, and public cloud services (like AWS, Azure) are becoming unstoppable. In addition to the growth of public cloud services, many service providers are opting […]
Unlocking Different SD-WAN Solutions with Open Orchestration
SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling (separating) the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This concept is similar to how software-defined networking implements virtualization technology to improve data center management and operation. Having said that, the proprietary nature that many of the current SD-WAN solutions take to manage their network, […]
Predictions on Open Source, Orchestration and Network Automation for 2019
I wasn’t planning on writing my own predictions this year – it just so happens that I was asked to respond to future-looking questions as part of an RFI response. – and I thought that the initial conclusions from this exercise were worth sharing. My hope is to use this post to spark an open […]
Inside Edge Computing
Inside Edge Computing Ask a dozen technologists what edge computing is, and you’ll get a dozen answers. Each vendor has a different meaning, based on what they already sell, or what they think venture capitalists want to hear. Edge computing is the new cloud: a catch-all buzzword that has been so diluted as to be […]