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CLoud Orchestration

Orchestration, Orchestration Everywhere…What Are We To Do?

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One of the most overused phrases in the industry is orchestration. This is the case now, it was the case in the past, and it probably will continue to be in the future. It seems to be everyone’s answer to everything. Every vendor that has an “orchestrator” will promise you they can do anything you want, and this is true if you give them enough time and pay them enough money. You can “orchestrate” anything. So what is orchestration and why should you care about it. An orchestrator automates and “arranges”, to…

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So What’s Up With MANO?

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The Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack in the ETSI NFV model is a place full of interesting, and confusing at times, ideas. Many vendors have very different ways of looking at the functionality provided in that area. For reference, below is the standard ETSI NFV framework, with some of the underlying and surrounding components added: One of the best defined areas within MANO, and most mature, is the Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) component. As such we won’t spend a lot of time on that. OpenStack is the clear leader in this…

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