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Where in the World is HPE CSB: OpenStack Summit 2016

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We are taking HPE's Communications Solution Business to OpenStack Summit 2016! Join us April 25th-29th at Austin Convention Center; Austin, TX Booth #C3, to discuss how we are helping CSPs embrace the new business of the network. Join us at our booth to learn about our HPE Helion Carrier Grade OpenStack solution, or stop by one of our speaking sessions:

HPE - Achieving OpenStack Carrier-Grade performance and reliability

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00pm-2:40pm, with Madhu Kashyap, HPE

CSPs base their entire business on the foundations of performance and reliability. As the industry shifts to NFV deployments, providing similar or superior levels of "carrier-gradeness" to current capabilities is critical. Whether it is being able to monitor the health of the VNF in near real-time or the rapid detection of a compute host failure or taking some remedial action such as self-healing due to VNF loss, OpenStack needs to provide a highly available, scalable and reliable platform.

Attend this session to learn about how OpenStack can be augmented with carrier grade capabilities. The talk will include details on High Availability extensions, carrier-grade Linux, carrier-grade KVM, in-service upgrade capabilities and other such features that will help CSPs migrate to an NFV-based communication infrastructure.

 

 Multi-Data Center OpenStack Carrier Grade for CSPs – A reality

Tuesday, April 26, 2:50pm-3:30pm, with Nayana Dawalbhakta, HPE

With rapid adoption of OpenStack in Telco data center deployments , it is inevitable to have VIMs in multiple data centers in geographically distant premises. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Nuage Networks have collaboratively come up with a solution, that .  primarily addresses deployment, orchestration administration  and overlay connectivity of L2 and L3 networks. These deployments offer rich Carrier Grade features such as SR-IOV and PCI-PT in a multi-hypervisor environment across data centers.

Cloud administrators dealing with large complex Telco NFV deployments across data centers should surely not miss this session.

Solution:

HPE Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade (HCG) integrated with Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN) proved multi data center Carrier Grade OpenStack to be a reality. The presentation today will cover the PoC of connectivity between Virtual Machines residing on two Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade VIMs thru federated Virtualized Services Controllers leveraging BGP EVPN solution. Different connectivity models include sharing of L2/L3 networks, SR-IOV and PCI-PT as the VNF applications demand.

References:

Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade

Distributed Cloud Networking 

 

Distributed NFV & OpenStack Challenges and Potential Solutions

Wednesday, April 27, 9:00am-9:40am, with Tariq Khan, HPE & Arun Thulasi, HPE

While OpenStack has gained considerable traction for large data centers, Distributed NFV or virtual Enterprise Customer Premise Equipment (vE-CPE) use case imposes a different set of deployment challenges on OpenStack especially where the edge devices are spread over 1000’s (or more) of distributed sites.

At SDN World Congress last year, Peter Willis of British Telecom presented the following challenges that are preventing BT from using OpenStack for Distributed NFV deployments – specifically for virtual CPE or vBranch use case.

  1. Binding Virtual Network Interface Cards to the Virtual Network Function
  2. Service chain modification
  3. Scalability of the controller(s)
  4. Start-up Storms (Or Stampedes)
  5. Securing OpenStack over the Internet
  6. Backwards compatibility between releases

At the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Austin, HPE & Intel, are collaborating with BT to identify solutions to these challenges. The solutions will range from creative ways of leveraging Linux capabilities, selective use of OpenStack, leveraging other open source projects like OpenDayLight, and identify promising OpenStack blueprints and projects for longer-term solutions.

This session will provides details for all these challenges followed by a set of potential solutions - both short and longer term solutions for each. Highlights of the session would be

  • Requirements for the virtual CPE use case
  • Top six challenges or inhibitors to using OpenStack at the network edge
  • Possible short term solutions for each of these challenges
  • Promising blueprints & proposals for addressing these in the longer term

 

Headless NFVi for PoP, CO or MSC/MSO

Thursday, April 28, 4:10pm-4:50pm, with Vinod Chegu, HPE & Hrushikesh Gangur, HPE

It is typical for a CSP to install an NFVi in a PoP (Point of Presence), CO (Central Office), or at MSC/MSO (Mobile Switching Centre/Office) locations. All these locations tend to have high speed data connections to the internet or rest of the CSPs network, howeverthere are constrains in space, power and cooling. In addition the cost for deploying a new service delivery model based on NFV should be minimal up frontand  offer a pay as you grow model.Hence, OpenStack with SDN controller capabilities need to support a headless and/or minimal to no control plane footprint on such locations.   This is known as the Micro DC deployment architecture which is managed from a mothership datacenter.

This  session covers the challenges and mitigations centered around:

    1. Limiting data transfers to a minimum between control plane and computes across WAN/MAN.
    2. Localizing resources to microDC like External Network and Block Storage access

 

We look forward to seeing you at OpenStack Summit!

Visit us at our HPE OpenNFV website, and follow us on Twitter at @HPE_NFV and @HPE_CSP.

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