Cloudify, a company specializing in IT operations automation technology that manages application and network services through open orchestration, has signed a strategic partnership with Brocade spin-off Lumina Networks – to productize a new open source plug-in to enable network service orchestration for brownfield networks that want to deploy NFV.
Enabling Cloudify’s cloud native orchestration platform to provision network connectivity, the plug-in provides unified controls of underlay equipment via a network path-based application, the Lumina Flow Manager, on the Lumina SDN Controller.
“Cloudify and Lumina have been working together to deliver real-world NFV transformation through DevOps agility and automation at the networking layer, doing so successfully and in production at Tier-1 service providers,” said Ariel Dan, CEO of Cloudify. “This partnership enables organizations to modernize their legacy networks by confidently building best of breed, production-grade, open source networking stacks across multi-cloud & cloud native environments.”
An open source software-defined networking (SDN) company, Lumina Networks recently announced the closing of its $10 million Series A funding. This investment by both Verizon and AT&T would demonstrate the strategic importance of open source networking to the automation and digitization of their networks.
“Our partnership with Cloudify gives service providers exactly what they need to bring VNFs to production – control of both the virtual and physical network, orchestrated and controlled as one network and one service” said Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks. “Together, through joint development and open source cooperation, we will build on our success helping customers design and implement NFV and SDN solutions to bring network automation and service continuity to production.”