Cloudify News Roundup: Embeddable VNFM Solution, OpenStack Summit Talks, and NATO DCIS-Cube Project
Cloudify your VNF with the Simple, Embeddable VNFM At MWC18, Nati Shalom wrote about the “Cloud Native VNF Explosion” speaking about the limitations and challenges for VNF automation as well our approach to making this process much easier. This week, we announced our simple, embeddable VNF management solution which transforms your VNFs into cloud native
Cloud-Native VNFs: What’s All the Fuss About?
The original post was published on Jan 17, 2017 on WirelessWeek. Preface While this post is already over a year old, the lessons are still very much relevant in the current climate. Network Functions are still undergoing the transformation from physical appliances to virtual applications and more telcos and CSPs are recognizing the importance of
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
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
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 –
Multi-Cloud VNF Onboarding on Azure and OpenStack via ONAP
For those not familiar with our product, Cloudify is an open source, model-driven orchestrator based on TOSCA which enables organizations to deploy and manage the full lifecycle of applications across multiple clouds. One of the strongest aspects of Cloudify is its ability to deploy multiple virtual network functions (VNF) in a multi-cloud (or Multi-VIM) environment,
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
VNF Onboarding, TOSCA, and ONAP – Why Operators and VNF Vendors Need to Care
Who cares about VNF onboarding? In a word – EVERYONE. Today although there are many different implementations of MANO stacks and many VNFs – the cost to onboard a VNF with MANO is quite high. The promise of automating workflows for lifecycle events requires every network operator to work with the VNF vendors and make
NFV Makes Its Move – Telecom and Enterprise NFV Predictions for 2017
Nati Shalom, CTO of GigaSpaces/Cloudify, offers his insights into what’s coming for NFV in 2017.
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.