Achieving Availability and Resiliency in OpenStack Telco Networks

Tuesday May 26, 2015
TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT


OpenStack has been selected as the cloud platform of choice by most Telcos for NFV. While OpenStack supports basic levels of availability it does not support service continuity and stateful fault tolerance. This is a major concern for the Telcos. By inserting a Virtualized Cloud Resilience Layer that transparently brings Telco reliability to any cloud application, Telcos can use OpenStack with the confidence that any application can be deployed with selectable levels of availability, including stateful fault tolerant with geo-redundancy, without required code changes.

What Attendees will learn:

  • How to achieve transparent service continuity with fully stateful fault tolerance with Geo-Redundancy, with no required code changes, in an OpenStack environment
  • How to fully automate a cloud workload environment, with selectable levels of availability, for all applications including control and forwarding planes with different latency requirements
  • How to transform Telco network equipment efficiency from the traditional 45% utilization towards a model that provides 80% to 90% utilization

Who should attend:

  • Telco Network architects and strategist for NFV and SDN
  • VNF developers
  • Telco Cloud developers and enthusiasts

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Ali Kafel
Sr. Director of Telecom Business,

Ali is responsible for working with Communications Service Providers and vendors who are looking to provide stateful Fault Tolerant and resilient Cloud Computing Software for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). He brings over 20 years of carrier telephony, IP telephony, SS7, mobility, cloud computing and IT networking infrastructure experience, working for various high-tech start-ups and multinational companies. He is also an adjunct professor at Suffolk University’s and holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in physics.


Steve Hauser
CTO, Stratus

Steve has over 25 years of experience of technology leadership across multiple industries, including networking, computing, telecommunication, and high-performance computing. Most recently, he has served as Chief Architect at Jabil Circuit and as Technical Advisor to the Siris Capital Group. As an entrepreneur Steve has worked in a number of start-ups including: Synernetics, Nexion and Paceline Systems, where he was the Founder and CTO, and whose technology was later acquired by Motorola. He has demonstrated the ability to act as a catalyst within highly talented teams towards the creation of innovative solutions incorporating emerging technologies (over 30 granted patents).




Erik K. Linask
Group Editorial Director,

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.