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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)

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)

Netflix – Microservices Continuous Deployment | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

In a VentureBeat article the author describes ‘the future of enterprise tech‘, describing how pioneering organizations like Netflix are entirely embracing a Cloud paradigm for their business, moving away from the traditional approach of owning and operating your own data centre populated by EMC, Oracle and VMware. Instead they are moving to ‘web scale IT’ via on demand rental of containers, commodity hardware and NoSQL databases, but critically it’s not just about swapping out the infrastructure components. The Cloud Native Enterprise This approach to IT has also come to be known... (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)