Some pros, cons and requirements for NFV
Let’s dive a little into what network function virtualization (NFV) means for telecom providers. Firstly, let’s start with the basics. NFV was born in 2012 when the ‘NFV Call to Action’ document was introduced. Now, 9 years later we have become familiar with the term as well as the technology. For instance, we know now […]
Lifecycle management for telecom operators
cloustat Lifecycle management is a well-known process in the IT- and cloud industry. Generally, what occurs in all lifecycle management systems is operation and maintenance. Within lifecycle management, great importance is attached to running and maintaining installations. What we notice is that specifically within a telecom operator, lifecycle management is extra important. One of […]
OpenStack Xena, what’s new?
Xena is the 24th version of OpenStack’s supporting hardware support and project integration to strengthen infrastructure for cloud-native applications. This release comes at a time when the OpenStack project is deployed in production more widely than ever. Over 100 new OpenStack clouds have been built in the past months, growing the total number of cores […]
Brief history of OpenStack
OpenStack was created in 2010. Rackspace wanted to rewrite the infrastructure code running its Cloud servers offering and considered open sourcing the existing cloud files code. At the same time, Anso Labs (contracting for NASA) had published beta code for Nova, a Python-based “cloud computing fabric controller”. Both efforts converged and formed the base for […]
Open infrastructure from a xennial point of view
Having dealt last week with how millennials see open cloud infrastructure, I got a lot of reactions that not all millennials think alike. That of course is true. But some generalization can sometimes add a nice perspective on things. So as a follow up, I dove into xennials and their stands on open infrastructures. […]
Building an Open Infrastructure Unified Telecom Cloud; what it means for you.
Telecom companies face quite a few challenges these days especially regaining market share in relation from public cloud providers. They are adopting fast to become tech-centric and front running companies: think of the technical migration from 4G to 5G and moving cloud computing to their customer at the ‘edge’ of the telco networks. This […]
SDN, NFV and VNF. Powerful acronyms maybe, but let me explain them a bit.
Last week I was explaining some open infrastructure components to a client and therefore also some network concepts like SDN, NFV and VNF functionalities. At some point I realized I was talking too much abbreviations; IPv6, BGP, OKD, RHEL, RHEV, ZFS, MANO, SDN, NFV and VNF. Pfff, let’s dive into the meaning first before scattering […]
Virtual Open Infrastructure Summit
Join us October 19-23, 2020 As you all know, OpenStack is one of the largest open source projects in the world. The community has over 100.000 active contributors from 180 countries. And although there are many ways to communicate with each other, under normal circumstances there is no better way than to meet face […]