Accelerate Application Delivery with Network Service Orchestration
The manual process is burdensome and requires complex exchanges among multiple teams for approval. To further complicate the matter, enterprise networks are traditionally multi-vendor. So, you need expertise to configure F5, Citrix, Radware, AVI, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Cisco, Juniper, HP, Brocade, Infoblox, Blue Coat, QIP, VeriSign etc. The manual process often results in mis-configurations and security violations. Additionally, it is extremely challenging to ensure compliance and auditing is frightening.
It is not unusual for the network operations team to take 3 to 6 weeks to deploy a VIP.
Network Service Orchestration has a huge and important role to play in accelerating this DevOps culture among networking teams.
For instance, let us review the NCX Network Service Orchestration platform. NCX uses industry standard YANG (similar to XML) language to model network services. NCX also has built-in device models for all the industry-leading vendor devices. For the latest list, see Supported Devices.
The python code describes the business logic based on abstract device model (also defined in YANG).
This separation between services and device operations allows DevOps teams to focus exclusively on service logic without worrying about underlying infrastructure.
NCX translates a consolidated UI to the actual commands across multiple vendor devices within minutes.
In summary, Network Service Orchestration introduces consistency, avoids human errors, reduces time to market and ensures compliance.
For more details, checkout NCX product page
– Kiran Sirupa, May 12th, 2016.