April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Tanks in The Clouds

G-Core, a Luxembourg-based global IT solutions provider, has moved its G-Core Innovations IT infrastructure (DCs) to OpenStack from VMware. With Wargaming as a key client, this solution will support its military MMOs, with a multimillion user base, including World of Tanks and World of Warships.

When one says these games are popular, they mean that more than 1 million users are playing simultaneously ( To make that possible, G-Core provides Wargaming with more than 20 data centers (consisting of thousands of servers) all over the world.

G-Core has a huge and complex infrastructure to provide stable solutions, capable of enduring high loads. Using this experience, G-Core is able to find solutions and share expertise with other companies that require a competitive and robust service. This case study shows the huge, infrastructural move from VMware to OpenStack and describes the basic architectural solutions of the project.

What can I expect to learn?
  • OpenStack vs VMware: Development, Testing and Production (independent investigation before decision making)
  • How to be successful in game promotion with OpenStack (from the horse’s mouth)
  • How to negotiate with this type of client (think big, start small): G-Core is a truly open source and DevOps oriented company. They use their own distro of Linux based on CentOS; Puppet and Fabric for software management; Git for code and script management and so on. They even wrote their own version of an app catalog in “Murano style”; they call it Realm Wizard.
Thursday, April 28, 2:20pm-3:00pm (7:20pm - 8:00pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
G-Core Innovations, Project Manager
Project expert with over 10 years of experience in doing IT projects in telecommunications  industry accordance with the standards and methods of ITIL. FULL PROFILE
Cloud Solutions Architect at Mirantis
Ivan Krovyakov is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Mirantis Professional Services. Ivan has more than 8 years of experience in enterprise IT infrastructure architecture and design, and more than 5 years in cloud solutions architecture. FULL PROFILE