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Blurred Lines: Containers and Virtual Machines
by Curtis Collicutt on August 6, 2018

Easing the Infrastructure Configuration Process
by CENGN on July 31, 2018

It’s All About Dependencies
by Curtis Collicutt on July 30, 2018

An Introduction to 5G Network Slicing
by Curtis Collicutt on July 23, 2018

Faking Service Chains at Layer 3
by Curtis Collicutt on June 18, 2018


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Blurred Lines: Containers and Virtual Machines

August 6th, 2018
Written by Curtis Collicutt

We know that containers are an important new technology (well, at least Linux containers are, there have been similar technologies in existence for some time). Docker based containers, still heavily utilized even in Kubernetes, build on Linux technologies such as cgroups and network namespaces to achieve isolation. However, other technologies can be “plugged in.” We…

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Easing the Infrastructure Configuration Process

July 31st, 2018
Written by CENGN

Interdynamix (IDX) has been known as an advanced, high end technology solution provider and technology infrastructure integrator for 20+ years. They have helped hundreds of clients deliver some of the most innovative and sophisticated technology solutions to successfully power their businesses. Most recently, IDX has initiated an NFV project at CENGN to create and execute scalability testing for their new VNF…

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It’s All About Dependencies

July 30th, 2018
Written by Curtis Collicutt

I have a pet theory that it’s all about dependencies. I work in an area, Network Function Virtualization, NFV for short, that is made up of many complex systems. The most obvious example is OpenStack, which is notoriously considered complicated. To be fair, there are many more high level systems like it that are also…

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An Introduction to 5G Network Slicing

July 23rd, 2018
Written by Curtis Collicutt

A colleague and I gave a presentation entitled “5G Network Slicing and OpenStack” at the 2018 Vancouver OpenStack summit. We did a lot of research, reading 70 to 100 papers (whitepapers, standards body papers, academic papers, you name it–so many we published a bibliography) to try to determine what network slicing is and how OpenStack can…

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Faking Service Chains at Layer 3

June 18th, 2018
Written by Curtis Collicutt

Faking Service Chains at Layer 3 In the last post we introduced the concept of Service Function Chaining (SFC). In that post we suggested that SFC occurs at the virtual port layer, somewhere around layer 1 of the OSI model. We can debate whether it is truly layer 1 or not, in part because SFC…

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Introduction to Service Function Chaining

May 14th, 2018
Written by Curtis Collicutt

Introduction to Service Function Chaining Service Function Chaining (SFC), which I will describe in this post, is an important feature that arises out of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). SFC is most applicable to telecommunications companies or in security applications, but also has broader application. Currently the networking space is an…

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