The Open Source Podcast – Episode 1 | The State of vCPE & SD-WAN
Listen to what experts at VMware and Versa Networks have to say about edge network devices, vCPE business models, and open standards.
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.
How to Orchestrate VNFs in NFV and Deploy a Skype-like vIMS Application with Cloudify and Clearwater on a Multi-VIM Environment
What is a vIMS on boarding service? It is a virtual phone or even a mobile phone where users can connect to each other, similar to Skype. It is built on the following architecture. Bono, which receives the incoming connection, then sends it to Sprout which acts as the IP gateway with all of
An Update on the OpenStack Heat-Translator Project – TOSCA, Networking, Containers, and more
Introduction by Idan Moyal, Cloudify R&D Team Leader In the past I’ve written about the progress of TOSCA through my experience as a core committer in the Heat Translator project and an active member of the Oasis Foundation. In advance of the upcoming OpenStack events taking place around the globe (Cloudify has participated, and
Advanced OpenStack Networking – Configuring an OpenStack VM with Multiple Network Cards
We have discussed OpenStack networking extensively in previous posts. In this post, I’d like to dive into a more advanced OpenStack networking scenario. Many cloud images are not configured to automatically bring up all network cards that are available. They will usually only have a single network card configured. To correctly set up a
What is NFV?
I first heard the term NFV a year ago as part of the writeup that I was doing with Alcatel Lucent on CloudBand titled Carrier Grade PaaS covering our collaboration. Ever since that time it looks like the term has risen in popularity with every network provider or infrastructure provider now launching a
Network Automation with NFV on OpenStack
As NFV (network function virtualization) becomes trendy more network vendors are working on a solution of how to take their existing investment in network products and make them NFV enabled. The target is that eventually everything will run as virtual software components on commoditized hardware. To this end, I actually decided to test this
Network Automation and Orchestration with Openstack and Cloudify
In my previous post I discussed the evolution of networking in the cloud – from commodity hardware to the cloud, and the need for the virtualization of network functions, and the different drivers for change. In this post I will focus on orchestrating your networking through OpenStack’s Neutron, its challenges and potential. Bringing the
Networking from Then to Cloud
What does networking actually mean? Networking is a fairly abstract term, it means different things to different people. This is because, in contrast to compute and storage, networking is comprised of many components, and their different network functions including load balancers, routers, firewalls, switches and more. Each of these plays a different role, the