On this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check, we look at some top news items from across the space as well as speak with Cloudera on CSPs adopting Apache Hadoop open source technology
On today’s show we have an interview with Vijay Raja, solutions marketing manager at Cloudera digging into benefits of telecom operators using Apache Hadoop open source technology.
But first, let’s take a look at some of the top headlines from across the telecom-related NFV, SDN cloud and software space from the past week.
ETSI recently concluded an industry workshop designed to align cloud- and network- centric initiatives behind the move towards the deployment of NFV through automation. The event, which was hosted by CableLabs in Louisville, Colorado, was the work of ETSI’s Industry Specification Group for NFV and included attendance from standards development organizations and the open source community.
ETSI claimed the meeting was the first attended by “key standards organizations and open source communities” to work on alignment of NFV activities. Participants included the 3GPP, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, Broadband Forum, International Telecommunications Union, Open Cloud Connect, Open Networking Forum, OpenDaylight, Open Platform for NFV and the TM Forum.
ETSI said the workshop resulted in a collaboration plan to “achieve meaningful progress in addressing the challenges and opportunities identified in the workshop by the end of 2016.”
Participating organizations agreed to continue their work with the intent to keep in mind collaboration milestones and regular conference calls to monitor progress “and when necessary another workshop will be convened to progress alignment.”
Also this week, networking and security vendor Versa Networks said it recently received validation for a new platform designed to provide managed network and security services using VNFs and x86-based open hardware.
Versa said the validation came from work with EMC testing interoperability of its FlexVNF software on EMC’s NFV Infrastructure platform, which Versa said creates an integrated virtualized consumer premise equipment “in a box solution for deploying virtualized network and security functions in service provider points of presence or data centers.”
EMC’s NFVI Manager software provides the product’s hardware abstraction and orchestration and its ScaleIO provides storage. Versa provides the VNFs, which the company claims can support up to 250 end-customer organization each. The companies said the platform supports various virtual infrastructure management deployments, including those from VMware and Red Hat.
Thanks for joining us on this week’s NFV/SDN Reality Check. Make sure to check us out again next week when we are scheduled to speak with Gigamon about visibility fabric needed for NFV deployments.
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