Open-source version 2020.1 of the Inmanta Orchestrator introduces major improvements to the compiler and the OpenAPI specification of the orchestrator.
Open-source version 2019.3 of Inmanta Service Orchestrator introduces improved support for plugin-in extensions to the orchestrator.
Pydantic is a library to validate JSON documents and converts them into Python objects, based on Python Type Annotations. It works really well, it is easy to use, it supports everything we can possibly expect it to support and saves us a ton of effort. However, there a few less intuitive aspects to it, which […]
In the 2019.2 release, we added built-in performance monitoring to the Inmanta Service Orchestrator. This post explains a bit about the why, what and how. Why performance monitoring? For both operators (who run the software) and developers (who make the software), in-app performance monitoring is important to keep track of application health. If an API […]
Pydantic is a library to validate JSON documents and convert them into Python objects, based on Python Type Annotations. It works really well, it is easy to use, it supports everything we can possibly expect it to support and saves us a ton of effort. I’ve only started using it recently, but I love it. […]
We have just released open-source version 2019.2 of the Inmanta Orchestrator. The big change in this release is the switch from MongoDB to PostgreSQL. When upgrading to 2019.2, please consult the documentation. By moving to PostgreSQL, we have roughly doubled the deployment performance. A second big improvement is that the orchestrator can now report performance […]
We have just released open-source version 2019.1 of the Inmanta Orchestrator. The most exciting new feature is the separation of repairing the infrastructure and deploying changes. Up till now, both processes were always performed. This ensured that when a deploy finished, the entire infrastructure was in the desired state. Because the orchestrator verified the entire […]
The last few weeks I’ve read several articles stating that telecom operators are losing their initial rush of excitement about SDN and NFV. Reality is catching up the nice promises. There are several causes for this, but in this post I’ll focus on a specific one that I have been discussing with some leading representatives […]
Service chaining is a hot topic in the SDN/NFV world. Service chaining is a simple concept but it requires many moving parts. Most SDN solutions use their own technology for chaining network services. The challenge in service chaining is knowing where in the chain a function is located and where the packet should be sent […]
When someone says: we have a Big Data project, I’m torn between enthusiasm and fear. In this post, I’ll write about my experience doing big data work. As a researcher in distributed systems, the whole big data/NoSQL thing is like living in a candy store. Distributed computing is hot again. The design of some big data systems […]