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,
The TOSCA Times: Which TOSCA for NFV? Pt 2 – ETSI NFV and ONAP
In Part 1 of this three-part series, I detailed why TOSCA is winning the open standards war for cloud application deployment and orchestration as well as the issues with extending TOSCA and how to understand which NFV specification, if any, is needed. ETSI NFV cannot be the answer to everything NFV Since ETSI NFV specifications
The TOSCA Times Pt 2 – Handling Workflows in TOSCA vs Similar DSLs
In this second installment, Michael discusses how TOSCA workflows differ from other DSLs, such as BPMN/BPML and BPEL due to its model-driven, vs task-driven, design.
The TOSCA Times Pt I – The TOSCA Landscape in 2017
In this first installment, Michael discusses the current landscape of TOSCA in 2017 and why he believes this is the year of TOSCA.
ONAP is Driving Much-Needed Standards in NFV
Nati Shalom explains what the Open ECOMP and Open-O merger means for the NFV and MANO industry.
What is the best NFV Orchestration platform? A review of OSM, Open-O, CORD, and Cloudify
The OpenStack Unlocked team at Mirantis note that Cloudify “emerges as the most mature orchestration solution among the reviewed platforms.”