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
Intent Based Networking showcase: VPN service
This post was originally published Aug 29 on Sebastian Grabski’s blog Orchestrated Things “…seeing is believing, isn’t it?” Intent Based Networking is one of my favorite topics, especially due to fact that it embraces the power of proper orchestration and automation. I covered already “declarative networking” where I presented the importance of orchestration DSL in
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
Closed loop orchestration (CLO) with Cloudify
This post was originally published on Sebastian’s blog, Orchestrated Things, on June 26, 2018. “…the autonomy to IT systems?” When talking to customers, the idea of closed loop orchestration is popping up quite often. Some customers, especially in telco space are putting a lot of focus on it – mostly in the context of NFV.
Does intent-based networking require rip-and-replace?
Intent-based networking is hitting the headlines lately, mostly due to an intensive marketing campaign by Cisco. Cisco is an absolute behemoth in the networking landscape and we should pay attention to their messages, as sometimes they introduce real game changers like Application-Centric Infrastructure. What is this intent-based networking then? Andrew Lerner from Gartner defines the
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
6WIND VNF Onboarding – A vCPE with IPSEC VPN Use Case Demo
In our previous post, The Cloud Native VNF Explosion at MWC18, we discussed the VNF on-boarding process and its challenges. Cloudify and 6Wind have partnered to demonstrate how the VNF on-boarding process can be simplified significantly. The secret sauce is to use a proper orchestration engine… As a result,Cloudify has built a demo where it orchestrates
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 –