The OPNFV Project, a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform for accelerating the introduction of new Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) products and services, recently issued its first community-led software release, OPNFV Arno.
NFV provides telecommunications companies with a modern agile environment to respond to customers needs, get to market quickly with new services, and reduce both capital and operational expenditures.
In this interview with PLUMgrid's Valentina Alaria, learn about how networking in the cloud is changing as new concepts, technologies, and standards continue to emerge and mature.
Learn more about software defined networking, network functions virtualization, OpenDaylight, OpenStack Neutron, and other important things happening in open source networking today.
Networking is an important part of any modern datacenter. As open source continues to grow in virtualization solutions, virtualized networking is an important part of the picture. MidoNet, an open source sool to network virtualization, is gaining traction as a way to implement networking solutions.
Whether you are deploying applications in containers, VMs, or on bare metal, being able to group related services together into private networks and control the traffic flowing into and out of your infrastructure is important. The SDN controller fulfills that role by allowing you to define network... Read more
Mark Voelker is no stranger to the OpenStack community. As a technical leader at Cisco and a co-founder of the Triangle OpenStack Meetup, Mark gets to see OpenStack from a lot of different lenses.
Last week's launch of OPNFV is a good opportunity to think about a simmering debate in the OpenStack developer community for a while now—what exactly does NFV (Network Function Virtualization) have to do with OpenStack, and is it a good thing?
For years, the traditional model in networking was for much of the work to be done in hardware. But with the rise of cloud computing and virtualization, and the need for networks to become more agile and flexible than ever, a trend is beginning to take hold to take networking in the same direction... Read more