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Wednesday, May 20 • 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Helping Telcos go Green and save OpEx via Policy

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Currently OpenStack does little to help Telcos optimize their workloads for energy consumption, cost, and speed.  Today, operators must manually (or via scripts) provision, migrate, and decommission workloads to achieve the desired balance of energy/cost/speed, and they must do so repeatedly.  

In this talk, we describe an open architecture for automating resource optimization, where operators provide a policy describing how workloads ought to be optimized, and OpenStack continually monitors and migrates workloads to satisfy that policy.  Under this architecture, operators give their policy to Congress [1] (the not-yet-incubated OpenStack project for Policy-as-a-Service), and Congress continually enforces that policy by migrating workloads as appropriate.  In addition to discussing the architecture, we demo a proof-of-concept implementation where Congress migrates real VMs via Nova in response to changes in datacenter readings reported by Ceilometer. 


[1] "OpenStack Congress," https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Congress




Norival Figueira

CTO and Product Management, Brocade
avatar for Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Ram (Ramki) Krishnan

Director of Architecture and Head of NFV Research, Brocade Communications, Brocade
Ram (Ramki) Krishnan is an industry expert in the area of Networking. He combines deep technology understanding with strategic thinking to bring customer-winning products and solutions to reality. His expertise includes a wide range of technologies and market trends, including: Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Public and Private Cloud services, Network Virtualization, Overlay and Underlay Networking... Read More →

Dilip Krishnaswamy

Senior Research Scientist, IBM
Dilip Krishnaswamy is a Sr Research Scientist at IBM Research. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1997 to 2006 he was at Intel Corporation in California where he was a Platform Architect. From 2006 to 2013, he was a Sr Staff Researcher at the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Qualcomm Research Center in San Diego. Since then he has been working at IBM in... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 2:40pm - 3:20pm
Room 110