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India's largest e-commerce marketplace, Snapdeal is migrating to a Hybrid cloud built on Openstack. India's growth story has been unprecedented lately fueled by the proliferation of smartphones. Snapdeal is at the center of this digital revolution being the largest e-commerce marketplace in the country. Snapdeal was born in the cloud, but public clouds stops being cost efficient after an inflection point. Last year we decided to build our own private cloud and in a short 10 months period we have successfully built our Hybrid cloud using 100% opensource, with Openstack being at the heart. Our cloud is spanned across 2 Datacenter regions, has highly dense compute architecture with 70000 cores, 10 PB of storage and a 100G SDN infrastructure. We are running on community release of Openstack Kilo customized for our needs. I'll share some of the choices that we have made & the key learnings during this phenomenal journey, followed by a quick demo of our hybrid capabilities.
I hope to share our learnings from building a large scale Openstack deployment ranging from the key benefits of building and operating your private cloud at scale compared to a public cloud. I will go though the 4 key reasons to build a private cloud and the key principles that we set for ourselves and the capabilities of the cloud platform. I will also explain the design of our Hybrid cloud and how do we plan to operate in a hybrid mode. Lastly, I will share some inner design of our datacenter, openstack cloud and the orchestration layer we built on top of it to make it hybrid.