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
"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)
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
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
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
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)
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‘
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)
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)