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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)

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)

How Does DevOps Fit with ITIL? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

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)

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)

Safe Harbour Ruling: What Does It Mean for Your Business? | @CloudExpo #Cloud

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)