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.
Does intent-based networking require rip-and-replace?
Intent-based networking is hitting the headlines lately, mostly due to an intensive marketing campaign by Cisco. Cisco is an absolute behemoth in the networking landscape and we should pay attention to their messages, as sometimes they introduce real game changers like Application-Centric Infrastructure. What is this intent-based networking then? Andrew Lerner from Gartner defines the
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
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 –
TOSCA Service Modeling With REST API For Non-Programmers
REST API has become the most common method for system integration these days. The majority of controllers, managers, and even network elements expose their services via REST API as it provides substantial benefits over traditional CLI scripting. There are tons of programming frameworks and libraries to interface with REST API – however, what if you’re