May 8-11, 2017

Event Details

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Verizon Product Case Study - OpenStack at the Edge

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.

What can I expect to learn?

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
Monday, May 8, 2:50pm-3:30pm (6:50pm - 7:30pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Dell EMC, Principal Architect NFV & Cloud Provider Solutions
Glen currently serves as principal architect over cloud, NFV and SDN network architecture solutions for large service providers at Dell Technologies. His current focus lies in defining the hardware and software strategies for tier 1 service provider data center cloud and uCPE reference architectures. His use cases concentrate on open source network software solutions deployed on... FULL PROFILE
Verizon, Network Product Manager
 A SDN Product Strategist at Verizon, working on developing virtualized networking products and services. Involved in the OpenStack community since 2010. Helped architect some of the earliest large deployments, writing the documentation and designing the architectures as she went. Co-author of the OpenStack Architecture Design Guide. Active in the OpenStack Community as a member of the Edge... FULL PROFILE