April 2014

    From 0 to 10000X - Testing Automation + Continuous Integration for Any Environment

    How we built a testing-as-service infrastructure for our team of developers using Git, QuickBuild, JClouds, Cloudify, Logstash, TestNG, Tomcat, & MySQL System testing is one of the most tedious, time consuming and error prone procedures in software development. More so when developing and testing distributed middleware products. All this, when...

    Automation of NFV Components on OpenStack - How-To

    In my previous post I discussed the need for virtualization of network functions on the cloud. In this post, I’m going to dive into a real world scenario, that CAN actually try at home.  (Really we also support local cloud, remember?) So just to recap, the primary challenges of virtualizing...

    What is NFV?

    I first heard the term NFV a year ago as part of the writeup that I was doing with Alcatel Lucent on CloudBand titled Carrier Grade PaaS covering our collaboration. Ever since that time it looks like the term has risen in popularity with every network provider or infrastructure provider...

    Never Had a Log Like This Before

    Today, the large majority of companies use logs and events to perform post analysis (in the best scenario).  Many times, they don’t even do that, and logs just lie wasted without anyone doing anything with them. But a good logging and event handling infrastructure, if written and configured correctly, are...

    Network Automation with NFV on OpenStack

    As NFV (network function virtualization) becomes trendy more network vendors are working on a solution of how to take their existing investment in network products and make them NFV enabled. The target is that eventually everything will run as virtual software components on commoditized hardware. To this end, I actually...

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