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)
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)
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?
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)