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Cloud orchestration and APIs News
October 11, 2017
MEF published the Sonata and Presto APIs and also said it will work with ONAP to govern how service providers can automate and orchestrate their software-based networks.
September 29, 2017
Cloud-based infrastructure is reshaping the networking industry -- an issue ONUG has seen within its user community and will address at its upcoming fall conference in New York City.
July 20, 2017
MEF has made the move to establish consistent SD-WAN standards for its service provider members through a set of open APIs and a lifecycle service orchestration framework.
March 23, 2017
By the end of the month, enterprises can get the Red Hat OpenStack Platform through the IBM Cloud. The offering is expected to make the software for private clouds easier to use.
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OpenStack Heat -- an orchestration project -- uses SDN to launch applications in the cloud. It's one step closer to mainstream SDN, but we're not there yet. Continue Reading
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NFV aims for dynamic network provisioning and orchestration, requiring a new network management model that integrates legacy and virtual resources. Continue Reading
OpenStack's networking service, Neutron, integrates provisioning and management of network resources into the orchestration of IT infrastructure. Continue Reading
Software-defined networking could solve the problems that Ethernet and IP networking pose to Network-as-a-Service by centralizing a connection permission policy. Continue Reading
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Cloud providers want an API for the network layer to control the flow of specific applications -- a capability we see emerging with OpenFlow and software-defined networks. Continue Reading