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 […]
The Importance of the Automation First Approach
One of the main challenges when working on an automation project is writing the automation templates. Each cloud provider has its own template language, which means that you can’t reuse artifacts that were already written by other frameworks. This makes many automation projects substantially longer than they would have been otherwise. This article explores how […]
The future of network automation & orchestration
This post was originally published Aug 11 on Sebastian Grabski’s blog Orchestrated Things “Networks as we know them, are going to stay like that for quite some time” Once in a while, networking world is being shaken by the new “shiny object” which supposed to solve networking pains and make its operation silly stupid. The […]
TOSCA’s Important Role in the DICE EU H2020 Project
This article was originally posted on the DICE website on June 8, 2018 Within the first open source framework for quality-aware DevOps for Big Data applications – DICE, TOSCA provides the perfect foundation for bridging the world of off-line application modelling and the running instances of this application. Its extensibility enabled automating deployments of complex […]
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 […]
Cloudify Support For Helm – The Kubernetes Package Manager
Introduction Package management is an important aspect in any large system that ensures packages are installed, upgraded, configured, uninstalled, etc in a consistent manner. It is only natural that Kubernetes would require its own package manager. And Helm has taken the proverbial helm on this one. Now, in order to give users a Kubernetes-native experience […]
The Open Source Podcast – Episode 5 | Network Service Modeling in ONAP with AT&T
One of the big talking points in the cloud networking world, and at the recent Mobile World Congress which has just concluded, is ONAP. This project is showing immense promise in bringing open, comprehensive network orchestration and automation to virtual network functions and physical devices. In fact, our partner ASOCS just announced their demonstration 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 […]
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 […]