The Cloud Native VNF Explosion at MWC18
VNF Onboarding is known to be one of the biggest challenges in the transformation to NFV transformation as noted in one of the recent SDxCentral report: VNF Migration challenges. Arguably the biggest challenge organizations will face when it comes time to operationalize VNFs is a lack of processes. Many IT organizations are in the throes
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
Orchestrate your hybrid IT security – The 5 top considerations
This article was originally published in IT Pro Portal on September 15, 2017. Not long ago, many businesses were still in the infancy stage of understanding the potential flexibility and efficiency created by the cloud. Fast forward to 2017 – organizations of all shapes and sizes recognize the strength of cloud-based infrastructures. But just as
Driving Open Standards in a Fragmented Networking Landscape
This article originally appeared in SDxCentral on December 29, 2017. Once upon a time, standards were our friends. They provided industry accepted blueprints for building homogeneous infrastructures that were reliably interoperable. Company A could confidently build an application and—because of standards—know that it would perform as expected on infrastructure run by Company B. Standards have,
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
Why Do I Need TOSCA If I’m Using Kubernetes? Part II of II
In the first part of this series, titled ”Why Do I Need * If I’m Using Kubernetes?”, I discussed why I believe the general sentiment that everything should move to Kubernetes is shortsighted and misguided. Watch our upcoming Cloudify 4.2 webinar to see what’s in store for Kubernetes! REGISTER NOW I wanted to follow up that
Why Do I Need * If I’m Using Kubernetes? Part I of II
I’m just returning from the Kubecon Austin event and I must admit that the vibe, and the amount of innovation, around Kubernetes reminded me of the good old OpenStack events. Now that Docker Swarm seems to be dropping behind, it definitely feels like Google and Kubernetes are killing it. During the event we announced our
OpenStack and Serverless: Long shot or sure thing?
This article originally appeared in SD Times on August 25th, 2017. Over the last 12 to 18 months, a growing trend has emerged in the cloud space. Just a few years back, we were accustomed to using a bare metal server for each application—then we evolved to Hypervisors and virtualization to squeeze more out of
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
Cloudify Momentum Accelerates, Exceeding Second Quarter Projections
In this post, CTO Nati Shalom gives insight into the big wins Cloudify has had in Edge Computing, NFV, and Hybrid Cloud orchestration in the first half of 2017.