Cloud-Native VNFs: What’s All the Fuss About?
The original post was published on Jan 17, 2017 on WirelessWeek. Preface While this post is already over a year old, the lessons are still very much relevant in the current climate. Network Functions are still undergoing the transformation from physical appliances to virtual applications and more telcos and CSPs are recognizing the importance of
How to Use Cloudify’s Deployment Proxy to Pass Parameters Between Deployments and More
This post originally appeared in Sebastian’s personal blog at this link. What happens if you need to service chain VNF’s and you need to pass parameters between VNF deployments? This question looks a bit trivial, but sometimes it may cause users a bit of a headache. Why? Because if you’re, for example, service chaining a
6WIND VNF Onboarding – A vCPE with IPSEC VPN Use Case Demo
In our previous post, The Cloud Native VNF Explosion at MWC18, we discussed the VNF on-boarding process and its challenges. Cloudify and 6Wind have partnered to demonstrate how the VNF on-boarding process can be simplified significantly. The secret sauce is to use a proper orchestration engine… As a result,Cloudify has built a demo where it orchestrates
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 –
Is Networking Becoming Cool Again? Predicting the Future of Networking in 2018
Somewhere in the vicinity of 20 years ago there was a big wave of networking innovation, spurred by the internet age. It gave birth to huge networking companies like Cisco, Juniper, and Ericsson. Then, the pace of innovation just kind of stagnated. But, the recent acquisitions of Viptela by Cisco at $610M and the even
Multi-Cloud VNF Onboarding on Azure and OpenStack via ONAP
For those not familiar with our product, Cloudify is an open source, model-driven orchestrator based on TOSCA which enables organizations to deploy and manage the full lifecycle of applications across multiple clouds. One of the strongest aspects of Cloudify is its ability to deploy multiple virtual network functions (VNF) in a multi-cloud (or Multi-VIM) environment,
What is edge computing?
This article originally appeared in opensource.com on September 5th. Meet the Cloudify team at the SDN & NFV World Congress in The Hague, Oct 10-13, at the Pod Zone to talk Edge Computing, ONAP, vCPE, and more! Cloud computing has dominated IT discussions for the last two decades, particularly since Amazon popularized the term in 2006
Model-Driven ONAP Operations Manager (OOM) On-boarding with TOSCA and Cloudify
Introduction ONAP Operations Manager (OOM) is an ONAP tool to efficiently deploy, manage and operate the ONAP platform and its components (e.g. MSO, DCAE, SDC, etc.). The OOM project takes a cloud-native approach to manage the OOM cluster and relies on Kubernetes as the main platform to manage ONAP services. In this post, we will
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