Orchestrating NetNumber’s TITAN Platform and On-boarding and Service Chaining VNFs
Telcos and enterprises alike are all clamoring to virtualize their networks, in order to reduce dependence on hardware, enable greater agility, and cost savings. And it’s no surprise that as a result of the networking industry being a very closed and proprietary market segment to date, Telcos and enterprises are turning to open orchestration to
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 –
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
The Significance and Importance of the ONAP Amsterdam Release
The first release of ONAP, named Amsterdam, touched down just last week, November 20th, with a lot of expectation as well as preparation to get started on Beijing – with the ONAP developer summit happening just a couple of weeks following the Amsterdam release. The large majority of the work that went into the initial
Demystifying ONAP via In-Person Training Classes
If you are a Communications Service Provider (CSP) or an enterprise looking to implement Networks Function Virtualization (NFV) or Software Defined Networking (SDN), the Linux Foundation ONAP project merits a closer look. ONAP or Open Network Automation Platform is an open source management and orchestration platform for NFV and SDN. Some might argue that one
A Big Win to Kick Off a New Year
This post takes a look at Cloudify’s successes in 2016 – and especially how the open approach was the Goliath killer in telcos and enterprise`s this year.
Openness Is the True Path of NFV
Nati Shalom discusses the reasons why telecoms operators need to move away from propietary vendor solutions and embrace open source in NFV.
Cloud-Native VNFs VoLTE Demo – vIMS & vEPC on VMware vCloud with Group Scale
Many existing network functions have only recently undergone the transition from being physical appliances to being delivered virtually, which was a revolution unto itself. That transition required mostly performance optimization to accommodate the additional I/O overhead of the hypervisor and some configuration changes to accommodate the fact that VMs can be more dynamic in nature.
OpenStack Israel 2015 – The Road to The Enterprise
What an adventure! This year’s OpenStack Israel event was an awesome end to the EMEA tour of the OpenStack conferences. We heard from top telecoms firms, big banks, and some of the biggest OpenStack proponents in the tech world. The conference had over 400 stackers from many small and large enterprises from around the world
Auto-Scaling your Apps with TOSCA & Cloudify – An Orchestration Tool Comparison Pt II of II
This is the second part of our Orchestration tool comparison. You can find part I here. PLEASE NOTE: This blog post does not offer a fully working example of auto-scaling with TOSCA & Cloudify, only a theoretical example of how it would work. We hope to have a working example in the near future. This