The Cloudify Blog

2017

2016

Cloudify Orchestrates Service Function Chaining (SFC) at MEF

The MEF's Goal and How Cloudify Fits the Bill The MEF is focused on enabling dynamic network services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world by providing businesses an on-demand, cloud-connected, secure, and assured experience. It provides a practical evolution toward interconnected, orchestrated, and automated networks powered by Open...

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...

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...

2015

NFV Service Chaining Orchestration for Any Network Topology & Architecture

It’s a well-known pain point for Telecom companies that provisioning new services into their networks is a time and resource consuming process, as well as cost intensive. Until now, introducing new services would take months to years and was done with physical proprietary devices that took a long time just...

More Reference NFV Architecture Based on TOSCA + NetConf YANG

TOSCA is a very good descriptive language for VNF definition, nodes monitoring and active policies like healing and scaling, as it has the combination of declarative descriptions of the application topology with all its components - from the application and network components down to the compute resources, software and everything...

2014

OpenStack Orchestration with Heat + Devstack

Today in order to bootstrap a Cloudify manager you have to take care of the OpenStack compute, networking and security services yourself, essentially all of the OpenStack orchestration (this is still a good reference).  Each of these is comprised of a number of configurations.  Just to name a few: When...

How to Install Devstack over Virtual Box using Vagrant

Many of us often times need to develop and test on OpenStack, however this becomes cumbersome as OpenStack releases new versions, where each needs to be installed and configured from scratch. I found that a good solution is to install DevStack over a VirtualBox, but the challenge here is to...

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...

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...