Network applications want to take advantage of the elasticity, cost savings, increased efficiency that Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) offers them. However, NFV still needs to provide Telco-grade services, including offering their end-users with SLAs of Five-nine availability or higher, which means that the network must be available 99.999% of the time or be down less than 5.25 minutes a year.
Virtualization and clouds, while promising significant advantages through agility and cost savings, bring challenges in providing carrier grade resiliency. One way to achieve the desired Five-nine availability in an OpenStack based cloud is to have the Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) leverage the OpenStack Constructs in an intelligent manner.
This presentation will provide recommendations as to how VNFs can leverage existing OpenStack constructs in an efficient manner. It will also identify the new OpenStack Constructs required, if any, to enable high availability.
The Telecom/NFV track is brought to you by OpenStack and OPNFV.
Speakers will share their experience and challenges in building (and upgrading) OpenStack based Telco-grade cloud to stand up VNFs. The presentation will focus on the following areas:
- Fundamental difference between VNFs and PNFs (Physical Network Function) and what is required in OpenStack platform to support VNFs.
- How to avoid single point of failure in the Cloud Hardware, Software and Network.
- Minimum requirements to build a Telco-grade OpenStack cloud for offering 99.9% of SLA to its tenants.
- How the VNFs can provide Five-nine (99.999%) SLA to the end users by leveraging an OpenStack cloud platform with 99.9% SLA and the OpenStack exposed functionalities.