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2016

Cloud-Native VNFs VoLTE Demo - vIMS & vEPC on VMware vCloud with Group Scale

Many existing network functions have only recently undergone the transition from being physical appliances to being delivered virtually, which was a revolution unto itself.  That transition required mostly performance optimization to accommodate the additional I/O overhead of the hypervisor and some configuration changes to accommodate the fact that VMs can...

VMware and Athonet Demo the Fastest Deployment of a Virtualized LTE Mobile Packet Core and VoLTE Service with Cloudify

At Interop Tokyo on June 8th, the team at VMware, under the management of Vanessa Little, demonstrated the deployment of an Athonet's vEPC and vIMS VNFs on VMware vCloud Director with Cloudify's orchestration framework. The demo blew away the judges and won the Interop Tokyo "Best of Show" award! Learn...

OpenStack Summit Austin is here - YEEHAWWW! Join us at Booth C20 for Kubernetes, NFV, and Cowboy Hats!

April is a huge month this year for Team Cloudify. We just finished NFV World Congress and are right away swept into the OpenStack Summit madness (which we love!). We are definitely out in force this summit and you can find us at booth C20 wearing our cowboy hats! We...

What is SDN? SDN Controllers Wiki and Roundup - OpenDaylight, OpenFlow, Network Automation and More

SDN is an abbreviation for Software Defined Networking, it is often times tightly coupled with NFV (network function virtualization) as they complement each other. According to many experts, the emergence of this concept is a breakthrough in this activity because it allows incredible optimization of the work of networks and...

2015

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 5 | Konichiwa from the OpenStack Tokyo Summit

We set out to ambitiously broadcast live from the OpenStack Summit again, and despite having wifi troubles (hence the shaky start), and no real viable quiet place to sit - we went for it nonetheless, and came out with an excellent (albeit somewhat noisy) show joined by the very awesome...

Open source is about more than cost savings

This post was originally published on OpenSource.com. I recently stumbled upon this piece discussing the cost of cloud, and it made me realize that people still seem to mistakenly believe that open source is just about cost savings. Often times, when asked to explain the reasons for going open source,...

2014

Booya - Cloudify 3.1 has landed and it is HOT!

The much awaited and anticipated version 3.1 has landed, and with it a number of core features that will deepen Cloudify’s orchestration, and extend our TOSCA support, which pretty much serves to provide all the rest of the goodies that are now packaged into 3.1. TOSCA to the Max We’ll...

OpenStack Users are Ready to Move From Hypervisors...and Other Tales from the Summit…

Originally posted at CloudTweaks.com   I just got back from the OpenStack Paris Summit a couple weeks ago, and although this is a bit delayed in coming, I did do a talk on this with the OpenStack Online Meetup immediately following my return, but then decided to share my thoughts...

OpenStack Juno - The Stats Behind the Open Source Cloud

Every now and again we like to do an OpenStack statistics roundup, usually we do this following the release of their annual report, but recently they sent a quick OpenStack Juno summary, and I thought I would share the highlights, and how this compares to previous reports. So, as you...

DevOps Stuff and Other Ramblings

When we discuss the often abused term DevOps, we're mostly focusing on two elements: automation in the form of deploying apps, and maintaining infrastructure, and culture in the form of collaboration and communication. The most common gripes we often hear range from anything like "I just can't maintain my shell...

OpenStack Going Mainstream - Notes from the OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014

I attended almost every OpenStack summit event over the past few years, including last year in Hong Kong and Portland, and even lead the OpenStack community in Israel...but somehow, this year the OpenStack Summit felt completely different than any of the previous events. I  feel like OpenStack is coming into...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to All Things OpenStack Atlanta

Recommendations from the experts of what to stay tuned for at OpenStack Atlanta. Ok, so you’ve arrived and now you’re heading out to the OpenStack Design Summit…but there’s just so much going on, you don’t even know where to begin.  Here’s our expert guide for what to look forward to...