At OpenStack Summit Sydney, Red Hat Talks telco and management in two presentations.

Where will you be Nov. 6-8? Hopefully at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney, Australia! And while you’re there to see and hear all about modern clouds and the open technologies to build them, look for Red Hat. In fact, our telco team is participating in 10 presentations at the summit. For a closer look at the presentations on management and automation, read on!

OpenStack: The Perfect Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for a Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)
Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 am – 9:40 am
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre – Level 3 Convention Center – Cockle Bay Room 1

Virtualizing core services to reduce costs and increase efficiency is a priority for the telecommunications industry. A great example of this trend is the virtualization of the evolved packet core (EPC), a key component that provides voice and data on 4G long-term evolution (LTE) networks.

This presentation will address, with real-life examples and architectures, why OpenStack is the perfect virtual infrastructure manager for this use case. We will also answer the following questions:

  • How does OpenStack fit within the ETSI NFV Reference Architecture?
  • What is the use case for virtual evolved packet core (vEPC)?
  • Why OpenStack?
  • How to architect and design a vEPC deployment on OpenStack to meet a provider’s scale and performance requirements?
  • What are the considerations and best practices?

This session is best suited for telco operators and OpenStack and cloud administrators that want to get exposure to real-life vEPC deployments, their use case, and architectures.

Julio Villarreal Pelegrino, Red Hat
Rimma Iontel, Red Hat

Distributed Monitoring and Analysis (DMA): Monitoring Practice and Lifecycle Management for Telecom
Wednesday, November 8, 1:50 pm – 2:00 pm
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre – Level 2 – Parkside 2 Foyer

Monitoring and its application are becoming key factors for service lifecycle management of various systems such as NFV (5G/MEC) and cloud-native platforms. A proposed framework (introduced at the OpenStack Summit in Boston earlier this year) for distributed monitoring and analysis enables flexible and scalable monitoring that can work with current OpenStack telemetry and monitoring frameworks.

In this presentation, we will show the service lifecycle management, enlarging the scope of our framework to utilize monitoring data for failure recovery. The advantages of the framework are fast fault detection by shorter interval monitoring and silent failure detection by machine learning with various types of metrics.

The presentation also includes a demo showing a workflow of quick service recovery, interworking among OpenStacks, including Congress, Ceilometer and Aodh, collectd, scikit-learn and related OPNFV projects. We will also cover our activity on community, OpenStack and OPNFV.

Attendees can expect to learn:
Updates of our activity since Boston
Operation workflow for service lifecycle management: collecting -> detecting -> notifying -> recovering
Architecture and advantages of DMA: distributed monitoring with fast detection
Demo: 0.1 sec fault detection and lightweight machine learning and recovering process.
Collaboration with OpenStack and OPNFV

Yuki Kasuya, KDDI Research
Tomofumi Hayashi, Red Hat
Toshiaki Takahashi, NEC Communication Systems

Keynotes at OpenStack Summit Sydney start at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 6, and the lineup looks fantastic, so check those out. And at 11:15 a.m., the Marketplace Expo Hall opens. As a premier sponsor for OpenStack Summit Sydney, we’ll be in the hall so stop by. See you down under next week! For more information, visit the OpenStack Summit event site.

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