Posts about Orchestration

The benefits of moving towards a virtualized environment have been well publicized – eliminating vendor dependence and product obsolescence, faster introduction of new products and services, and the creation of a flexible, user-driven, on-demand service delivery environment that enables network functions to be dynamically defined, deployed and reassigned to match and organizations scale, performance and capabilities requirement ...

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Unsecure edge devices are challenging our economies and our societies. We have experienced major hacking attacks on edge devices such as cameras and DSL routers. Both attacks targeted thousands of servers at the network edge by building a botnet for the orchestration of unprecedented denial of service attacks ...
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Network function virtualization (NFV) replaces dedicated hardware with virtual network functions. This reduces the diversity of hardware appliances, increases service agility, enables rapid service innovation and provides a lean path to fully automated service provisioning. However, transforming legacy networks into virtual network function infrastructures (VNFIs) adds complexity ...
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For communication service providers (CSPs) and cloud operators, being able to access a huge range of support software is one of the key benefits of network functions virtualization (NFV). Software packages, such as Open vSwitch, OpenStack, KVM and Linux, give cloud operators and CSPs a foundation on which to create new services based on virtual network functions (VNFs) ...
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Network functions virtualization (NFV) has moved from being merely a hot topic to an area of intense focus for service providers. How can they take virtualization from the lab and use it to build new revenue-producing services? An important part of that answer is NFV orchestration ...

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