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Sprinkle, Ansible and SSH for CM

August 1st, 2012

Consider using Sprinkle, Ansible and SSH for Configuration Management.

Openflow SDN limitations

July 7th, 2012

Here’s an interesting analysis of how were OpenFlow/SDN is Not a Silver Bullet for Network Scalability

7th concerntation meeting of Future Networks

February 11th, 2011

This entry is cross posted from my TSSG blog.

Okay time is not being kind to me especially when it comes to completing entries for this blog and while February 2011 is already a lifetime away, but given that I was in Brussels directly after the FIRE workshop, I’d like to report on my attendance at the 7th concerntation meeting of Future Networks.

The main part of the plenary was given over to description of Future Networks research towards standardisation activities. The last part of the session was given over to future research topics in the area as identified by Net!Works, ISI, EIFFEL, NEWCOMM++, BINE and EURO-NF. All presentations can be seen off this link.

The second day of this meeting was split into a number of separate plenaries as the Network of the Future projects are organised into three clusters: Future Internet Technologies (FI Cluster), Radio Access and Spectrum (RAS Cluster) and Converged and Optical Networks (CaON Cluster). I attended the FI Cluster, the agenda and presentations of which you can see off of this link.

There were a number of presentation on the economic and user perspective of Inter-ISP traffic optimization, where ETICS, IBBT, SESERV and SMOOTH-IT made presentations on the matter.

I was quite interested in the session on Information and Execution Automation between the Service and Network planes where GEYSERS, MEDIEVAL, ONE, ONEFIT and  UNIVERSELF gave their view points, however I was left a little perplexed that there was no real concensus on the topic and no plan to reach one.

Okay only a few words it really shouldn’t have taken me this long to post it
, but I hope this gives you a quick overview of the EU activities in the area of the Future Internet, with the next big event FIA Budapest in May.

Future Internet: Management & Operation

February 26th, 2008

Okay, Okay I know I may have to drop this ‘Future Internet’ nomenclature in all posts I would not be in research unless it towards the future internet, however may I just say that in this case the EU FP7 Unit D, have clustered the call one projects, which can be seen below
From this I can say that a number of us from the TSSG CIM group are involved in 3 of these projects, 4WARD, EFIPSANS & AutoI, which are nicely clustered close together. In one of my previous posts you may have seen 4WARD, so a few words on EFIPSANS & AutoI.
EFIPSANS aims to expose the features in IPv6 protocol(s) that can be exploited or extended for the purposes of designing and building autonomic networks and services. This will involve the production of standardisable, protocol-agnostic Autonomic Behaviour Specifications (ABs) for selected diverse networking environments.
AutoI will design and develop a self-managing virtual resource overlay that can span across heterogeneous networks, support service mobility, quality of service and reliability. This overlay will self-manage based on the business-driven service goals changes (service context) and resource environment changes (resource context).
Accordingly, AutoI, suggests a transition from a service agnostic Internet to service-aware network resources by means of Virtualising network resources and Policy-Based Management techniques to describe and control the internal service logic, utilising Ontology-based information and data models to facilitate the Internet service deployment in terms of programmable networks facilities supporting NGN.
I good part of our work on AutoI follows on from our success in the SFI ACMNS project.
Finally there were some interesting presentations from the FP7 Consultation Meeting on the Future Internet, well worth a little look.