The Cloudify Blog

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

An Open Source, Dynamic, and Integration-Based vCPE/SD-WAN Orchestration Service Built with Cloudify

This post explains how Cloudify's integration-based approach to vCPE/SD-WAN orchestration offers a dynamic service for real-time VNF onboarding and service chaining.

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

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...

Assaf Lev

By Assaf Lev

Cloudify NFV Lab on Demand - A Full Scale NFV Environment in a Single Click

Overview The demand for NFV is growing rapidly and steadily over the past two years as can be seen in the job trends graph below. NFV Job Trends (Source: Indeed.com) The first steps in the NFV journey involve learning and experimenting of many new technologies and best practices such as...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

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...

Chelsea Thompson, Guest Post

By Chelsea Thompson, Guest Post

Metaswitch, GigaSpaces Demo Orchestrated VoLTE

This article was written by Chelsea Thompson and originally published on the Metaswitch Blogs. Chelsea is Technical Marketing Manager at Metaswitch. The article is being re-published with MetaSwitch's consent. Metaswitch and GigaSpaces showed a fully orchestrated VoLTE solution on the VMware stand at Mobile World Congress last month that exemplified...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

NFV World Congress is Upon Us! Let's Talk NFV MANO

With all the amazing events happening right around now, we have had to split the Cloudify team between them. NFV World Congress is one event that we couldn't miss - and the team will not only be there, one of our own will be joining a very important panel moderated...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

OpenStack & Beyond Podcast - Episode 9 | Live From The Open Networking Summit Discussing NFV And SDN

The OpenStack & Beyond Podcast is back again with another great episode which was taped live on the floor at the Open Networking Summit in Santa Clara. Our hosts, Nati Shalom and Arthur Berezin, ran a great podcast on topics varying from SDN and Open Daylight to NFV MANO, and...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

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)....

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

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...

Simon Dredge, Guest Post

By Simon Dredge, Guest Post

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...

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

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...

Sivan Barzily

By Sivan Barzily

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...

Jeremy Hess

By Jeremy Hess

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...

Sharone Zitzman

By Sharone Zitzman

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...

Sahdev Zala, Community Contributed

By Sahdev Zala, Community Contributed

An Update on the OpenStack Heat-Translator Project - TOSCA, Networking, Containers, and more

Introduction by Idan Moyal, Cloudify R&D Team Leader In the past I've written about the progress of TOSCA through my experience as a core committer in the Heat Translator project and an active member of the Oasis Foundation. In advance of the upcoming OpenStack events taking place around the globe...

Barak Merimovich

By Barak Merimovich

Advanced OpenStack Networking - Configuring an OpenStack VM with Multiple Network Cards

We have discussed OpenStack networking extensively in previous posts.  In this post, I’d like to dive into a more advanced OpenStack networking scenario. Many cloud images are not configured to automatically bring up all network cards that are available. They will usually only have a single network card configured. To...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

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...

Shay Naeh

By Shay Naeh

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...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Network Automation and Orchestration with Openstack and Cloudify

In my previous post I discussed the evolution of networking in the cloud - from commodity hardware to the cloud, and the need for the virtualization of network functions, and the different drivers for change.  In this post I will focus on orchestrating your networking through OpenStack's Neutron, its challenges...

Nati Shalom

By Nati Shalom

Networking from Then to Cloud

What does networking actually mean? Networking is a fairly abstract term, it means different things to different people. This is because, in contrast to compute and storage, networking is comprised of many components, and their different network functions including load balancers, routers, firewalls, switches and more. Each of these plays...