Closed loop orchestration (CLO) with Cloudify
This post was originally published on Sebastian’s blog, Orchestrated Things, on June 26, 2018. “…the autonomy to IT systems?” When talking to customers, the idea of closed loop orchestration is popping up quite often. Some customers, especially in telco space are putting a lot of focus on it – mostly in the context of NFV.
VOLTHA, SEBA, OSAM and ONAP with Cloudify for End-to-End Provisioning and Lifecycle Management of Access Devices
Introduction The industry is pushing to make the access world simple with “Access as a service.” Today, each access vendor has its own implementation and many silos exist on dedicated hardware. The motivation is to introduce an access architecture which is open, that potentially runs on commodity servers and whitebox switches, and is based on
Provisioning and Orchestrating MPLS Layer 3 VPNs With Cloudify
This article was originally published by Sebastian on June 4th on his blog, Orchestrated Things. “…can Cloudify be used for MPLS L3 VPN provisioning? Hell YES !!!” MPLS L3 VPNs are present on the market for quite some time. One may think, that is it long enough to consider them as “traditional” VPN technology. It
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 –
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
The Significance and Importance of the ONAP Amsterdam Release
The first release of ONAP, named Amsterdam, touched down just last week, November 20th, with a lot of expectation as well as preparation to get started on Beijing – with the ONAP developer summit happening just a couple of weeks following the Amsterdam release. The large majority of the work that went into the initial
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
A Big Win to Kick Off a New Year
This post takes a look at Cloudify’s successes in 2016 – and especially how the open approach was the Goliath killer in telcos and enterprise`s this year.
Openness Is the True Path of NFV
Nati Shalom discusses the reasons why telecoms operators need to move away from propietary vendor solutions and embrace open source in NFV.