- Industry: Telecommunications
- Region: EMEA
- Location: Istanbul, Turkey
- Company size: 16,000 employees in 9 countries
Mobile service provider Turkcell needed a flexible, scalable platform to meet the demands of its consumer cloud storage product, lifebox. With Red Hat® solutions and support, Turkcell built a new platform to deploy new features faster, simplify management, and scale to accommodate expected growth—all while reducing costs.2017 Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year winner
Turkcell’s lifebox offering allows customers to store and share photos, music, videos, and documents using the cloud. The company began developing lifebox using a third-party legacy cloud platform but found that it delayed innovation and increased costs. “The existing solution didn’t meet our needs for scalability, and we were also experiencing some architecture problems,” said Orhan Bıyıklıoğlu, senior systems administrator at Turkcell. Turkcell needed a more cost-effective, agile, and flexible platform to continue to build and launch its new service.
Turkcell scales cloud storage with Red Hat OpenStack Platform
Building on its successful history using Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Turkcell chose to migrate to Red Hat OpenStack® Platform, supported by OpenStack Swift for object storage. “We already had a good relationship with Red Hat . . . Red Hat is one of the pioneers in the OpenStack community, and we wanted to benefit from that experience and knowledge,” said Bıyıklıoğlu. Turkcell also engaged Red Hat for support and services during—and after—migration.
Turkcell’s new solution provides better reliability and stability with no outages—a key requirement for supporting the critical data of its users. Open source software also reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), eliminating vendor lock-in and licensing fees. In addition, Turkcell’s new platform offers greater scalability and agility to support future growth. “With Red Hat OpenStack Platform and our other new solutions, we have built a flexible infrastructure that helps our developers add features quicker,” said Bıyıklıoğlu. “The infrastructure is no longer the bottleneck in deploying new features.”