I had the honor to present at OpenStack Summit Sydney. One of my presentations was with my co-worker Rimma Iontel. Here is the abstract and the video recording of the presentation.

OpenStack: The Perfect Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for a Virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC)

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.