Think OpenStack only works in data centers and test beds? Think again. Coming from the need to deliver an identical network service application experience in radically different environments, the Virtual Network Services (VNS) product uses OpenStack components as its underlying platform to create a massively distributed Network as a Service solution. VNS is a portfolio of network services delivered in a flexible framework on x86 hardware allowing customers to choose the services, network architecture and delivery models that best suit their needs.
OpenStack can be used for products that are distributed out to remote sites, but massively distributed OpenStack architectures have been a difficult problem that cannot be solved without taking a radically different approach to delivering orchestration and integration tools. The product team created an OpenStack environment that fit in small footprint yet still works with orchestration tools located in a global cloud.
During this session you will learn how OpenStack was adapted to solve thorny product issues such as:
- The need to perform in a massively distributed (think thousands of global locations) environment.
- The need to deliver network services to customers located both at remote locations and globally distributed Verizon owned data centers.
- Complex vendor integration, product orchestration and service delivery requirements
- Tight hardware limitations and cost constraints.
- Integration of orchestration tools to automate service delivery