Are TOSCA & Cloud Standardisation Efforts REALLY Stalling?
Alan R. Earls recently wrote an article on TechTarget: TOSCA and other cloud standardization efforts stall where he pointed out the state of TOSCA as well as other cloud standardization efforts: “TOSCA was originally designed as an open standard for formatting templates so tasks, such as cloud resource deployment and orchestration, could be translated into […]
Is It Time for Open Source SD-WAN?
One of the recent SDxCentral posts by Ali Longwell covers the state and need for open-source SD-WAN, providing an interesting read and a great 360 view on the various aspects in which we can consider the need for open-source in the context of SD-WAN, namely: Open source as a DIY alternative to closed SD-WAN: whether there […]
Next Generation Orchestration: Multi Domain, Sites, Clouds, Hyper Scale
The next generation of orchestration is driven mostly by the need for scale and distribution to support the new edge and IOT use cases. This generation of orchestration needs to support not just orchestration of services within a local data center or cloud but needs to reach across multiple sites, regions and domains. Here we’ll […]
Unlocking Different SD-WAN Solutions with Open Orchestration
SD-WAN simplifies the management and operation of a WAN by decoupling (separating) the networking hardware from its control mechanism. This concept is similar to how software-defined networking implements virtualization technology to improve data center management and operation. Having said that, the proprietary nature that many of the current SD-WAN solutions take to manage their network, […]
Predictions on Open Source, Orchestration and Network Automation for 2019
I wasn’t planning on writing my own predictions this year – it just so happens that I was asked to respond to future-looking questions as part of an RFI response. – and I thought that the initial conclusions from this exercise were worth sharing. My hope is to use this post to spark an open […]
Network and Edge Automation with Cloudify
Cloudify is often used to automate and manage network services. We have previously discussed topics such as Network Automation, Edge Networking, Service Chaining, and, most recently, Intent-Based Networking. Watch our upcoming Edge Computing webinar with Mirantis! Register Now In this post, we will go through the core concepts of network automation and how to […]
70% of NFV and Digital Transformation Projects Fail: Cloudify’s 5 Key Lessons to Success
Network functions virtualization (AKA NFV) has been around for couple of years now, and I’ve recently seen a growing number of posts and articles that try to declare victory or failure of NFV, as well as point out some of the challenges behind NFV adoption. I would start by saying that there seems to be […]
How to Manage All Your Legacy, Network, Container, and Serverless Services Directly from Kubernetes
Kubernetes is at the top of the container food chain these days and we are seeing organizations run, or rather sprint, to migrate their services over to the ubiquitous platform. Cloudify is a service orchestrator that glues together legacy, network, container, serverless, and all your other services and ensures full control over your environments without […]
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 […]
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 […]