The future of network automation & orchestration
This post was originally published Aug 11 on Sebastian Grabski’s blog Orchestrated Things “Networks as we know them, are going to stay like that for quite some time” Once in a while, networking world is being shaken by the new “shiny object” which supposed to solve networking pains and make its operation silly stupid. The
Networking as Code
The Network as Code These days, teams like DevOps, NetDevOps, Infrastructure as Code, and Networking as Code are being used in marketing materials everywhere. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that these IT concepts are already a big part of network operations. They will likely become part of the future for any
70% of NFV and Digital Transformation Projects Fail: Cloudify’s 5 Key Lessons to Success
Network functions virtualization (AKA NFV) has been around for couple of years now, and I’ve recently seen a growing number of posts and articles that try to declare victory or failure of NFV, as well as point out some of the challenges behind NFV adoption. I would start by saying that there seems to be
Orchestrating NetNumber’s TITAN Platform and On-boarding and Service Chaining VNFs
Telcos and enterprises alike are all clamoring to virtualize their networks, in order to reduce dependence on hardware, enable greater agility, and cost savings. And it’s no surprise that as a result of the networking industry being a very closed and proprietary market segment to date, Telcos and enterprises are turning to open orchestration to
Building the Open Virtual Branch powered by flexible, open orchestration
Virtual branch is not a new concept. It’s been around for a while and has had varying degrees of uptake. The biggest promise of the virtual branch is to drive up operational efficiency and drive down operational cost by having a highly automated branch environment. In traditional environments this is not an easy task –
Demystifying ONAP via In-Person Training Classes
If you are a Communications Service Provider (CSP) or an enterprise looking to implement Networks Function Virtualization (NFV) or Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Linux Foundation ONAP project merits a closer look. ONAP or Open Network Automation Platform is an open source management and orchestration platform for NFV and SDN. Some might argue that one
Cloudify Makes NFV Award Shortlists
Cloudify Honored for Groundbreaking NFV Work Last week, Cloudify and VMware announced our selection by Partner Communications and the privilege we’ve had to assist this leading Israel telco group with delivering an Open vCPE and SD-WAN solution in record time. Already this work is being recognized for its innovation and excellence in advancing the industry.
The TOSCA Times: Which TOSCA for NFV? Pt 2 – ETSI NFV and ONAP
In Part 1 of this three-part series, I detailed why TOSCA is winning the open standards war for cloud application deployment and orchestration as well as the issues with extending TOSCA and how to understand which NFV specification, if any, is needed. ETSI NFV cannot be the answer to everything NFV Since ETSI NFV specifications
The Birth of an Edge Orchestrator – Cloudify Meets Edge Computing
Shay Naeh discusses the challenges of orchestrating at the edge and how Cloudify is the perfect orchestration platform for mobile edge devices.
Cloud-Native VNFs VoLTE Demo – vIMS & vEPC on VMware vCloud with Group Scale
Many existing network functions have only recently undergone the transition from being physical appliances to being delivered virtually, which was a revolution unto itself. That transition required mostly performance optimization to accommodate the additional I/O overhead of the hypervisor and some configuration changes to accommodate the fact that VMs can be more dynamic in nature.