Supporting Virtualized Telco Functions with OpenStack

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is starting to move from PoCs to early commercial stages. This talk discusses technical approaches to supporting telco NFV applications with OpenStack, with a focus on Neutron virtual networking. We work through a service chaining example to drive a discussion of how OpenStack can be used today for NFV and where… Continue reading Supporting Virtualized Telco Functions with OpenStack

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Tacker: Virtual Network Function Life-cycle Management for OpenStack

NFV (Network Function Virtualization) represents a strong use case for OpenStack in the telco space. Up to this point, however, the NFV MANO (management and orchestration) working group has penciled in OpenStack as only a single component: the VIM (virtual infrastructure manager). In this talk, we will discuss OpenStack Tacker, a network service lifecycle management… Continue reading Tacker: Virtual Network Function Life-cycle Management for OpenStack

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Updated CompTIA Network+ Exam Adds Virtual Networking Content, Strengthens Objectives

CompTIA, the leading provider of vendor-neutral skills certifications for information technology (IT) professionals, today launched a new version of the CompTIA Network+ certification exam. The new CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-005) places greater emphasis on network security and the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model for implementing networking protocols in seven layers. Content on virtual networking is… Continue reading Updated CompTIA Network+ Exam Adds Virtual Networking Content, Strengthens Objectives

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