Open-source Release 2019.1

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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 […]

OpenvSwitch

Service chaining with NSH and Open vSwitch

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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 […]

Inmanta community version 2017.1 released

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New release with many improvements and bug fixes. Most notable features include: Port CLI tool to click and improve it. This removes cliff and other openstack deps from core Complete rewrite of the database layer removing the dependency on motorengine and improve scalability. Cleanup of many API calls and made them more consistent Improved handler […]

Big Data for Architects

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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 […]