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)
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)
How Does DevOps Fit with ITIL?
By Neil McEvoy
DevOps simply represents the better fusion of the usually quite distinct
departments of software engineering and IT operations. The goal is faster and
safer rates of software innovation.
A simple objective but a troublesome one in reality – as many experts
explain the core issue is they are directly opposed: One is tasked with
creating as much software change as is possible, and the other tasked with
minimizing change as much as possible. Even the smallest full stop in a URL
in a line of code can break an entire system and deploying c... (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)
Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business?
By Frank Krieger, Director of Compliance, iland
The start of a new year is always a good time for many businesses to get
their IT strategies in place. However, there has been one issue in the past
couple of months that may potentially cause a lot of complications in IT
departments across the US and EU; the implications for cloud compliance of
the recent nullification of the EU Safe Harbour Ruling. Safe Harbour, used by
over 4,000 firms to move EU data to the US for the past 15 years, was
declared invalid by the European Cou... (more)