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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Comparing Open vCPE/SD-WAN And Closed, Proprietary Solutions
In my previous post, “Is Networking Becoming Cool Again?”, I covered the future of Cloud Orchestration in the context of the networking virtualization market. Register to watch the Deploying VNFs at scale with Cloudify Webinar on demand! SD-WAN and vCPE/uCPE are currently the hottest trend in this market, and the recent acquisitions of Viptela by […]
An Open Source, Dynamic, and Integration-Based vCPE/SD-WAN Orchestration Service Built with Cloudify
This post explains how Cloudify’s integration-based approach to vCPE/SD-WAN orchestration offers a dynamic service for real-time VNF onboarding and service chaining.