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Anuta Networks 2015 Predictions: The year of NaaS (Network as a Service)


 

Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2015.  Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive.

Contributed article by Srini Beereddy, Founder and CTO, Anuta Networks

2015: The year of NaaS (Network as a Service)

There has been significant activity in the networking area around technologies such as NFV, SDN and OpenFlow. Telcos are partnering with standard bodies and vendors to push for NFV. Enterprises are thinking of deploying SDN based solutions in their datacenters. Various vendors are promising to simplify the network complexity by using overlays and OpenFlow. The main driver of all these activities is the need to create agile network services that can be designed and deployed quickly based on application and user requirements.

Creating an end to end network service requires expertise in configuring devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, load-balancers, WAN optimization etc, from multiple vendors. Doing it manually leads to longer service delivery, configuration errors and security violations. Delivering agile network services is going to need orchestration platforms which can work with physical and virtual appliances using overlays, underlays and OpenFlow protocols.

At Anuta Networks, we set out to develop such an orchestration platform to enable agile network services. The Anuta NCX network service orchestrator integrates with many cloud portals such as OpenStack and introduces self-service for network operations. Using an intuitive graphical designer, network administrators can define various levels of network services combining L2-L7 network functions. The network services are orchestrated on-demand and delivered within minutes using industry best practices. The solution works with both legacy, physical and upcoming virtual appliance- based solutions in a multi-tenant environment. 

In summary, Vendor and Technology agnostic Network Service Orchestration will be the key enabler for Network Virtualization. Coupled with advancements in Compute and Storage virtualization, 2015 will be a game changing year for agile service delivery.

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About the Author

Srini Beereddy brings over 20 years of networking experience to Anuta Networks. Prior to co-founding Anuta Networks, he was also a co-founder of Jahi Networks, where he served as VP of Engineering. Srini worked at Cisco as a Technical Leader and Engineering Manager following the Jahi Networks acquisition. His earlier roles include senior technical positions at Intel and Trillium, where he served as a Senior Architect. Srini received an MS in Computer Automation from IIT Kharagpur, India, and holds several patents in networking. 
Published Friday, January 09, 2015 6:26 AM by David Marshall
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@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:55 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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