CPLANE’s Multi-Site Manager and Canonical’s Ubuntu power PCCW Global’s enhanced clouds

PCCW Global announced today that CPLANE NETWORKS and Canonical are powering PCCW Global’s distributed OpenStack clouds to deliver new and innovative services for NFV and IoT. These new cloud services are designed to enable “self-service” provisioning to accelerate service deployment for PCCW’s customers as well as seamless integration with and easy consumption of existing PCCW Global integrated communications solutions.

PCCW Global is the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network & security services and our expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications.

The approach we have taken, working with Canonical and CPLANE NETWORKS, will enable us to deliver a level of performance, scalability and automation that would otherwise be unachievable with traditional service configuration solutions. Bret Rehart, Chief Network and Information Officer of PCCW Global

CPLANE and Canonical have deployed a completely integrated OpenStack cloud solution using a combination of our industry-leading products:

  • Canonical Ubuntu for high-performance compute services
  • Canonical OpenStack for scalability and reliability
  • Canonical JuJu Charms for cloud and NFV service life cycle management
  • CPLANE NETWORKS Multi-Site Manager for secure multi-site cloud orchestration
  • CPLANE NETWORKS Dynamic Virtual Network – Data Center for fully integrated virtual networking and connectivity

The combination of the CPLANE and Canonical solutions enables the rapid deployment of secure cloud services that span multiple highly-distributed locations – an ideal platform for edge services for NFV and IoT.

Using Ubuntu OpenStack, the most widely deployed OpenStack in production clouds today, and CPLANE NETWORKS’ Multi-Site Manager, Canonical and CPLANE NETWORKS are delivering unmatched performance and scalability for a truly global OpenStack cloud. Anand Krishnan, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cloud, Canonical

As clouds continue to move closer to the mobile edge for NFV and IoT, the need for hyper-distributed cloud orchestration and management will dramatically increase. Contact us to learn how CPLANE and Canonical can deliver agile infrastructure that flexes with you business!

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Building distributed clouds with Multi-Site Manager and Canonical JuJu – OpenStack Summit Boston

CPLANE NETWORKS CTO John Casey and Canonical’s Mark Baker gave a great presentation at the OpenStack Summit in Boston. In their presentation John and Mark showcased how the combination of CPLANE’s Multi-Site Manager and Canoncal’s OpenStack distribution and JuJu Charms provides a powerful platform for quickly building distributed clouds for service providers and enterprises. These clouds deliver on-demand resources for cloud centers, customer premise environments, and edge services such as NFV and IoT.


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CPLANE NETWORKS announces new software releases for multi-site OpenStack, SDN and NFV

Today we announced a software release for multi-site OpenStack and software-defined networking (SDN), and new API services for network function virtualization (NFV) orchestration.

Multi-Site Manager (MSM) is our flagship product for creating distributed OpenStack clouds that span multiple sites. These distributed, multi-tenant clouds enable service providers and enterprises to strategically place applications and workloads for optimal performance and value. From a single platform MSM delivers OpenStack orchestration for large scale cloud centers, network-edge and customer premise clouds, and mobile-edge micro-sites for NFV and IoT – all with integrated connectivity.

MSM Release 2.7 includes these new features:

  • HTTP Client for MSM Proxy
  • Create / Delete storage volumes
  • Attach / Detach storage volumes to / from VMs
  • Add / Delete Network

MSM utilizes Dynamic Virtual Networks – Data Center (DVNd), our software-defined networking solution for VXLAN-based virtual networks. DVNd replaces OpenStack’s Neutron networking service to deliver much higher performance, scalability and reliability. DVNd also comes with integrated network connectivity via our lightweight Overlay Gateway Router (OGR) which is delivered as a VNF.

Today we are also announcing a new Cloud Abstraction Layer (CAL) for NFV orchestration. CPLANE has teamed with RIFT.io, the leader in MANO-based NFV orchestration, to create a new set of APIs that work with Multi-Site Manager as a NFVi (Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure) deployment mechanism for RIFT.ware. This new Cloud Abstraction Layer enables service providers and enterprises to quickly deploy sophisticated NFV services that span highly-distributed cloud sites for new network and mobile-edge services. The APIs for CAL include:

  • List images
  • Get image
  • List virtual links
  • Get virtual link
  • Create virtual link
  • Delete virtual link
  • List VDUs (virtual deployment unit)
  • Get VDU
  • Delete VDU

These new releases and services continue to extend CPLANE’s leadership in the cloud orchestration and software-defined networking market. We’d love the discuss with you how these new features can rapidly transform your IT infrastructure into a dynamic and agile cloud service. Contact us today!