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VirtualArmor Introduces CloudCastr NFV Architecture

By Paula Bernier November 05, 2015

Consulting company VirtualArmor this week unveiled CloudCastr, a prebuilt, prevalidated architecture that allows for the expedited design and deployment of cloud environments based on network functions virtualization. The architecture also addresses management.

Figuring out how best to manage and provision new virtualized networks has become a keen area of interest for the service provider community. Many companies in recent months have unveiled new orchestration solutions, and NFV and SDN management and orchestration has been the subject of many industry initiatives, papers, and presentations. Indeed, as I reported earlier this week, Nexius and The University of Texas at Dallas just came out with a paper called “Organizational Collaboration and New KPIs for NFV Success.”

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“A much greater scale of configuration is needed to deploy the [virtualized] resource from scratch onto commodity hardware pools, as compared with the more subtle configuration changes of physical network elements in ad/remove service actions,” the paper notes. “Therefore, it is important to monitor metrics such as the number of times VMs are migrated between physical servers, time to discover an application or resource, and the time and compliance with complex application licenses required to deploy a function and its associated middleware, operating system and hypervisor.”

Back to the discussion on VirtualArmor, the company provides consulting services to enterprises, federal customers, and service providers related to security. Established in 2001, VirtualArmor provides cloud security, Juniper routers and switches, management and visibility, perimeter network security, and remote/mobile access products. Its solutions also include attacker tracking, so businesses can understand attackers and their methods and protect their networks; DDoS protection that is application aware; and web application security.

In other recent news from VirtualArmor, it was announced last month that the company’s employee Chris Storer was announced as an Ingenious Champion by Juniper Networks. Storer is a senior systems engineer and lead technologist with VirtualArmor. Juniper names as Champions individuals from its partners who can solve complex customer networking challenges with Juniper solutions.

Juniper Networks has been among the leading lights on the NFV front that today includes just about every incumbent and upstart networking solution provider that comes to mind. It’s no wonder why so many network suppliers have rushed to the NFV opportunity, this space along with software-defined market is poised to grow at a 86 percent compound annual growth rate to reach $2 billion this year and more than $45 billion five years from now, according to

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Executive Editor, TMC

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