[Openstack-operators] [openstack-dev] [Telco][NFV][infra] Review process of TelcoWG use cases

Marcos Garcia marcos.garcia at enovance.com
Fri Feb 6 19:14:29 UTC 2015

Hello George
On 2015-02-06 1:11 PM, George Shuklin wrote:
> On 02/06/2015 04:21 PM, Steve Gordon wrote:
>>> It does look like that.  However, the intent here is to allow
>>> non-developer
>>> members of a Telco provide the use cases they need to accomplish.
>>> This way
>>> the Telco WG can identify gaps and file a proper spec into each of the
>>> OpenStack projects.
>> Indeed, what we're trying to do is help the non-developer members of
>> the group articulate their use cases and tease them out to a level
>> that is meaningful to someone who is not immersed in
>> telecommunications themselves. In this way we hope to in turn be able
>> to create meaningful specifications for the actual OpenStack projects
>> impacted.
>> It's possible that some of these will be truly cross-project and
>> therefore head to openstack-specs but initial indications seem to be
>> that most will either be specific to a project, or cross only a
>> couple of projects (e.g. nova and neutron) - I am sure someone will
>> come up with some more exceptions to this statement to prove me wrong
>> :).
> Ok, I definitively out of telco business, and I indeed openstack
> operator. My first question: what you want to do, what problems you
> want to solve?
IMO most of the Telco's are asking Openstack developers to work in the
following big areas (the first 3 are basically Carrier Grade):
- Performance on the virtualization layer (NUMA, etc) - get
baremetal-like performance in big VM's
- QoS and capacity management - to get deterministic behavior, always
the same regardless of the load
- Reliability (via HA, duplicate systems, live-migration, etc) - achieve
99'999% uptime,
- Management interfaces (OAM), compatible with their current OSS/BSS
systems (i.e. SNMP traps, usage metering for billing)  - to don't
reinvent the wheel, they have other things to manage too (i.e. legacy)
> I was on one 'NVF' session in Paris, and I've expected it to be about
> SR-IOV and using VF (virtual functions) of network cards for guest
> acceleration. But instead it was something I just didn't got at all
> (sorry, Ericsson). So, what are you want to do? Not in terms of
> 'business solution', but on very low level. Run some specific
> appliance? Add VoIP support to Neutron? Make something differ?
It's all about SLA's stablished by telco's customers: government,
military and healthcare systems. SLA's are crazy there. And as an IT
operators, you'll all understand those requirements, so it's really not
that different compared to Telco operators.

Just remember that ETSI NFV is more than all that: you probably saw
Ericsson speaking about high-level telco functions: MANO, VIM, EMS and
VNFs, etc... that's beyond the scope of you guys, and probably outside
the scope of all of the Openstack world.. that's why OPNFV exists.

Kind regards
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