November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

A slimmer, thinner, lightweight OpenStack – why it is needed for the success of Edge Cloud?

Telecommunication industry traditionally deployed OpenStack in a datacenter or central office. Advent of 5G, IoT, Augment Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) requires applications processing closer to the customer, i.e., at the edge.

Edge brings up additional use cases that were not originally addressed by OpenStack hosted at the traditional datacenter deployments. The additional use cases include thin deployments (2-3 servers), 10K small to medium sites, zero touch provisioning, support of GPU and other special video processing hardware, complete software defined storage, single pane view of all logs and events, etc.,

We have explored several architecture options to run OpenStack at the Edge, including running OpenStack as containers, a regional controller, etc. OpenStack needs to be modified to extend it to run efficiently at the edge.

In this talk we will share our insights of deploying OpenStack at the edge.

What can I expect to learn?
  • Use of special hardware or no special hardware at the edge?
  • What are the real use cases of edge from 5G, IoT, AR, VR, etc.?
  • Container versus virtual machines at the Edge, what make sense from business and economic aspects?
  • Architecture recommendation to the OpenStack in support of Edge requirements.
Tuesday, November 7, 5:00pm-5:40pm
Level: Intermediate
20+ years of experience spanned across various roles within the research and product development of telecommunication systems, with a special concentration on wireless and packet based networks. In depth knowledge of IETF (TCP/UDP, IP, LDAP, SIP, SNMP, RTP/RTCP, IPSec, Mobile IP, Radius/Diameter etc.), wireless (TDMA, CDPD, CDMA, 1XRTT, GPRS, UMTS, WiMAX, LTE, 802.11x based WLAN etc.) and... FULL PROFILE
AT&T, Lead System Architect
Kandan is Director at AT&T and responsible for AT&T's Cloud Strategy and Architecture. Kandan is the board of directors at OpenStack. Kandan leads technology efforts around NFV and AT&T’s Integrated Cloud Platform. He is currently responsible for shepherding SDN, Edge and NFV projects of AT&T and big Open Source advocate.  FULL PROFILE
Head of Ericsson Software Technology
Chris leads open source industry collaboration for Ericsson in the areas of NFV, Cloud & SDN from the CTO’s office in Sweden. Chris’ experiences include leading Ericssons' IP&Broadband network architecture and standardization teams and a rich history with the development of technology and architecture for network management, policy control and user service management, user... FULL PROFILE