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 […]
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 […]
Terraform vs Kubernetes
Scaling On-Demand Apps with Terraform and Kubernetes One constant about technology is that nothing is constant: everything changes all the time. Once ubiquitous, monolithic systems gave way to service-oriented architectures; now, they are starting to yield to microservices. Scalability is the main driver of the change, but there are other factors at work as well. […]
ONAP vs OSM – The Battle for NFV Management and Orchestration Supremacy
ONAP vs OSM – Who will win? A major topic of discussion in IT circles these days is about the best way to operate an efficient, scalable, and automated network infrastructure. One of the major challenges is being able to offer high availability services while remaining agile enough to swiftly deploy new services; ongoing operations […]
The TOSCA Times: Which TOSCA for NFV? Pt 1 – Open Standard Wars
Introduction At the beginning of this year, I ventured the prediction that 2017 will be “The Year of TOSCA.” Six months later, the TOSCA landscape has not changed much – except for the projects around it which have changed – and there is a divergence threat on the horizon on which I will elaborate. But […]
Oracle Bare Metal Cloud (BMC) Orchestration With Cloudify
This post dives into the Oracle BMC plugin for Cloudify and how to get started.