February 2016

    OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 8 | Live From Mobile World Congress Talking NFV

    Mobile World Congress was a whirlwind event this year and there was no shortage of NFV interest and talk throughout the 4-day conference. The OpenStack & Beyond team made sure to get in on the action by hosting a live episode straight from the floor (well, in a meeting room)....

    How to Orchestrate VNFs in NFV and Deploy a Skype-like vIMS Application with Cloudify and Clearwater on a Multi-VIM Environment

    What is a vIMS on boarding service? It is a virtual phone or even a mobile phone where users can connect to each other, similar to Skype. It is built on the following architecture. Bono, which receives the incoming connection, then sends it to Sprout which acts as the IP...

    The Missing Link - Service Function Chaining and Its Relationship to NFV

    This article was written by Simon Dredge and originally published on the Metaswitch Blogs. Simon is Director of Technical Marketing at Metaswitch. The article is being re-published with the express written consent of the author. I remember that ‘aha’ moment when I first heard about Service Function Chaining (SFC). It...

    NFV Orchestration on OpenStack, VMware, and More (Multi-VIM) with Cloudify and TOSCA

    What is a VIM? A VIM, according to the MANO specification, is a virtual infrastructure manager. In a nutshell, a VIM is the same as IaaS in the cloud domain and Cloudify brings that IaaS concept to the telecom world. Intelligent NFV orchestration for any telecom environment. Download today. Go...

    How Cloudify TOSCA-Based Orchestration Uses EPA to Optimize Performance and Throughput of Data Intensive VNFs in a Multi-VIM Environment

    We hear the term data plane acceleration (DPA) tossed around a lot in the context of NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), and this is because the successful adoption of NFV highly depends on the ability of a virtualized cloud infrastructure to deliver sufficient performance compared to today's proprietary network appliances. Intelligent...

    Hola Barcelona and MWC 2016 - Talking NFV, SDN, and Multi-VIM Automation

    We're really pumped for this year's Mobile World Congress! The Cloudify team has been unleashed and will be making a splash in the telco arena. We have partnered with Intel and VMware to show off some cool new demos that will knock your socks off. Our big focus at this...

    Combining TOSCA and Netconf/YANG to Deploy Network-Centric Services in NFV and SDN Architectures

    In the world of NFV, YANG is a popular data modeling language that serves as a contractor between network devices and those that interact and interface with these devices. The YANG data model enables you to define how to write configuration data, as well as how to communicate state data...

    Rock the Vote for Cloudify at OpenStack Austin

    We're back again with some brand-spanking new talks on everything OpenStack! We've got great stuff to share on NFV, hybrid cloud, API development, containers, and even a community talk. The OpenStack Summit is a favorite of ours, and we really want to show you what we've got, so help us...

    Pack Up the Wagon, We're Going Offline

    This post was originally published on InfoQ.com in Jan 2016. We’re a Python shop at Cloudify and we needed to be able to ship our plugins to customers. The plugins are sets of multiple Python packages which had to be available for different platforms, in different versions, for installation by...

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