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As AT&Ts VP of Domain 2.0 architecture writes one aspect of their Domain 2.0 strategy is a goal to embrace a Microservices Application Architecture. One page 9 they describe how these envisage them fitting into the ECOMP architecture: "The initial steps of the recipes include a homing and placement task using constraints specified in the requests. ‘Homing and Placement' are micro-services involving orchestration, inventory, and controllers responsible for infrastructure, network, and application. The goal is to allow algorithms to use real-time network data and determine the most efficient use of available infrastructure capacity." This was a scenario industry expert Tom Nolle envisaged, and vendors like Ciena have re-engineered their telco platform offering accordingly. This last point highlights how they will interface with the DCAE big data smart management frame... (more)

Real-time AI for Smart Networks – Building an OpenStack ‘Policy Brain’ | @CloudExpo #AI #Cloud

DCAE – Real-Time Analytics and Cloud Management Another of the main foundations of the AT&T Domain 2.0 program is the ‘DCAE’ framework: Data Collection, Analytics and Events. In short their Big Data platform for enabling smart management. “In the D2 vision, virtualized functions across various layers of functionality are expected to be instantiated in a significantly dynamic manner that requires the ability to provide real-time responses to actionable events from virtualized resources, ECOMP applications, as well as requests from customers, AT&T partners and other providers. In o... (more)

Nike’s Journey to Microservices – Getting to Production Fast | @ThingsExpo #IoT #Microservices

Nike's Journey to Microservices - Getting to Production Fast By Neil McEvoy Nike is an organization that understands the shift driven by trends like the Internet of Things, where technology becomes an integral part of product value. Fitness is a key area where IoT wearable technologies combined with new apps will become differentiating factors that influence which new sports shoes and clothes we buy. Keynote Case Study Code red It’s therefore essential that the corporate IT team recognizes and keeps up with this shift, and how Nike is doing so is described in this video of their ... (more)

From Silos to DevOps – Going Cloud Native | @CloudExpo #Cloud #DevOps

Although the conversation about DevOps typically focuses mostly on the tool sets and platforms – Puppet, Docker, Microservices et al, the more profoundly challenging aspects for most large organizations will be in the organizational transformation is proposed as part of the ‘Cloud Native‘ mix. The Inverse Conway Maneuver As is described in the complimentary ebook from Pivotal – Migrating to Cloud Native Application Architectures: DevOps sets out to break down the artificial boundaries that develop profusely in large, hierarchical organizations, and instead self-organize around ... (more)

SDN Microservices | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

SDN Microservices By Neil McEvoy At the heart of the Cloud Native model is a microservices application architecture, and applying this to a telco SDN scenario offers enormous opportunity for product innovation and competitive advantage. For example in the ETSI NFV Ecosystem white paper they describe one of the product markets that SDN might address to be the Home sector. Vendors like Alcatel market SDN-based solutions for the home market, offering Home Gateways – A virtual residential gateway (vRGW) where service providers can streamline service delivery, turn up new and innovativ... (more)