Modern cloud applications are increasingly being developed using lightweight, modular container formats for server virtualization as opposed to traditional virtual machines. To facilitate the automation, monitoring and management of container-based applications and infrastructures, Red Hat® has developed the Red Hat OpenShift container management solution. OpenShift adds developer and operation-centric tools to accelerate application development, deployment and long-term lifecycle maintenance o [...]
As described in this blog post, we have recently launched a preview of our integration with the RedHat OpenShift platform, bringing the power of policy-driven networking to container-based application and microservices.
One of the important aspects of the Kubernetes-based platforms – like e.g. RedHat OpenShift -- is the flexibility of using labels to describe application-level metadata. When used in conjunction with Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform, labels can be used to express [...]
At the leading Kubernetes and container networking conference, KubeCon 2016, in London this week, Nuage Networks is demonstrating support for OpenShift, the PaaS automation solution for container deployments from Red Hat.
At KubeCon, the Spotlight is on Container Networking
Modern cloud applications are increasingly being developed using lightweight, modular container formats for server virtualization as opposed to traditional virtual machines. To facilitate the automation, monitoring and [...]
As the Openstack community converges on Tokyo this week, much of the discussion is about operationalizing Openstack in growing production environments. Enterprise deployments stretch across datacenters and require all of the flexibility, automation and freedom of choice that has been promised, without compromising operational control and visibility over resources and workloads throughout the infrastructure.
Against that backdrop, how appropriate is it that HP would announce the availability o [...]
Today, in conjunction with the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo, Nuage Networks is announcing the addition of several new ecosystem partners that can be folded into virtual networks orchestrated by our Virtualized Services Platform (VSP). Along with these new security partners, Nuage is announcing a Solution Certification program that will ensure the interoperability of third party appliances and virtual solutions with the Nuage Networks SDN platforms.
The first security partner solutions to be cert [...]
Arguably, the hottest trend in cloud today is containers, a foundational technology for server virtualization and cloud application deployments.
The key advantage containers have over the more traditional hypervisor and virtual machine-based approach is that each container workload can share a host OS, rather than each virtual machine having it’s own host or guest OS image. A virtual machine takes up considerably more space in memory, and takes more time (minutes rather than fractions of seco [...]
Yesterday, as part of Tech Field Day NFD10, we announced a new community project to allow developers and our customers to customize the Nuage Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) to their environments. Through this github collaboration, custom scripts for network automation, control or visibility can be developed and shared by our customer community.
Through the vspk (Nuage VSP SDK), Nuage users can
Download the latest & most useful tools to make their Nuage experience as smooth as [...]
It’s great to be coming back to OpenStack Silicon Valley for another year. This conference has been a good opportunity for the OpenStack community to get together in a smaller venue than the summits. Thanks to Mirantis for organizing it again. For those of us who have feet in both the OpenStack development and the community worlds, it’s also nice to be able to focus on just the community and the ecosystem as compared to the split brain of the summits.
The focus this year is on containers [...]
I spent some time in the security field, focusing on what the industry calls “intrusion prevention.” But, honestly, prevention is somewhat of an optimism since intrusion is almost a given. As a real-world perspective, at a major IT vendor I worked at what was the largest datacenter complex in the world at that time. There, I discovered a crucial fact – manual errors can enable circumvention of even the most sophisticated systems. In fact, IBM’s annual security reports detail th [...]
The importance of APIs
Since the rise of the cloud era, user expectations have changed quite dramatically. Customers want easy & direct access to their own virtual slices of the data center. For its part in making that happen, SDN provides APIs that make the networking part as responsive as users and their application workloads need it to be. Admins can define global policies, while customers can do whatever they want with their own part of the cloud.
And they do that through APIs.