This article explains how FPGAs can be useful in network functions virtualization (NFV) platform to achieve better performance and flexibility. FPGAs are used to speed up processing of network packets for variety of network functions/ applications like Intrusion detection, firewall, packet parsing, content based
This article covers what are containers and microservices; what are the use cases of containers and microservices in enterprises and telecommunication sectors and evaluation of usability of containers for IT infrastructure. Article also focuses on recent development of containers in network functions ..
This article is focused on basics of VNFs: what are virtual network functions (VNFs), architecture of virtual network functions (VNFs), what are the basic components (VNFC and VNF Descriptors (VNFD)), challenges with current VNF development and onboarding to NFV environment and how cloud native VNFs can help overcome the challenges.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are vital technology innovations invented in last few years. Both of these technologies are collectively revolutionizing the current IT and telecom network infrastructure by enabling telco operators to make use of virtual machines in place of network equipment and further program the
One of the biggest mobile events of the year, Mobile World Congress is set to happen from Feb 26th 2018 to Mar 1st 2018 in Barcelona. The event will witness participation of more than 108,000 attendees, 2,300 exhibitors, 400 operator companies along with a representation of 208 countries as well. The primary focus of MWC this year is on 5G, AI, IoT,
I got the opportunity to attend the OpenStack summit in Boston. The summit was full of events mostly focused on OpenStack cloud, but many other things including NFV, Kubernetes, Containers, DevOps and approaches to pursuing multi-cloud approach. Many companies showcasing their products, platforms, software solutions were the highlights of the
First question that comes to mind is whether SDN and NFV are same or different or related technologies? SDN and NFV are independent technologies. SDN creates a separate management plane which sits a floor above the traditional control plane so as to get wider view of the network and orchestrate using network protocols like OpenFlow. So, with the SDN approach
Storage can be costly and inflexible. Enterprise storage devices with high performance and availability are very expensive portions of infrastructure in data centers. They are also quite inflexible as organizations need to purchase sufficient storage to meet ultimate storage requirements, whether for a year or a day....
Many read recently Microsoft dire predictions for the future of on-site backup in the Enterprise. While their interest in promoting snapshot based Azure Site Recovery was undoubtedly behind the pronouncement their post made some interesting points. The argument that it’s...