MEF focuses on SD-WAN with LSO and OpenCS

The old Metro Ethernet Forum (now simply MEF) issued a press-release to cover a focus on SD-WAN. This covers three areas: Service Implementations using the MEF frameworks Market Education Proof of Concept Demostrations Service Implementation The Service Implementation uses the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration Reference Architecture and Framework (LSO) issued as MEF-55. This documents business…

TechCrunch: Appformix adds support for VMware following Juniper acquisition

TechCrunch reports that After acquisition by Juniper, Cloud optimization service Appformix adds support for VMware. Juniper purchased Appformix in December last year. Appformix uses telemetery from OpenStack or Kubernetes managed SDE or NFV environments via thin agents on each node. It remediates actions automatically based on machine-learning. Appformix data remains behind the firewall, and is…

The perils of open-source without community – AT&T and Juniper

SDxCentral report that AT&T  are moving away from Juniper’s Contrail orchestration platform to OpenDaylight, citing that the lack community engagement in the platform. Can Contrail work as open-source without community? According to SDxCentral’s report, Paul Carver, a principle member of AT&T’s technical staff, expressed frustration that the lack of a community was hindering the development of OpenContrail, and could…

AT&T Open Sources ECOMP for network and NFV orchestration

Yesterday AT&T handed over control of it’s ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) engine to the Linux Foundation, moving the development of their VNF orchestrator into the Open Source community. The press announcement buries this within a whole pile of announcements regarding the AT&T Indigo network architecture. 8.5 million lines of code within the…

IBM acquires Sanovi for Cloud DR Orchestration

IBM is acquiring disaster recovery orchestration specialist Sanovi. Based in Banglore, India, Sanovi created Sanovi Cloud Continuity, a platform providing automated backup, testing and DR. This has been used on various cloud platforms including Amazon‘s AWS. This allows you to create templates for backup processes. Testing the backups uses the established patterns, ensuring data can be…