During the competitive dialogue, the OpenStack platform, which has become more and more popular and developed by a wide group of companies (including IBM, DELL, NASA, CERN, and Rackspace) and users, has been chosen from among the available virtualization platforms based on Open Source solutions. OpenStack platform is gaining importance due to its flexibility, and its users highlight the following advantages:
Quick launch of services
OpenStack allows for very fast development and scaling of IT services and applications. “Today, when the delivery of new servers arrives at our data center, we can launch one operating cluster using them within 1 day” - says Katarzyna Wiśniewska, project manager at Technopark Pomerania
More efficient use of resources
Virtualization enables to create more services using the same number of physical servers
Low cost (Open Source licenses)
The use of open source licenses can significantly reduce the cost of project implementation
The capability to quickly introduce a new service
OpenStack enables to extend the product range with new services much faster, which directly translates into the capabilities in a rapidly growing IT services market
“The use of OpenStack environment enables to create a real data center based on software solutions” – says Adam Kuźmiński, CIO at Softline
“Today, when the delivery of new servers arrives at our data center, we can launch one operating cluster using them within 1 day” - says Katarzyna Wiśniewska, project manager at Technopark Pomerania
It was necessary to provide additional applications supplementing the OpenStack platform – Billing, Self-service, Customer Portal, Knowledge Base, PaaS (OpenShift), NOC in order to fulfill the business requirements posed on the solution.
Upon the completion of the analysis phase, six months remained for the implementation of the entire system, and the estimated time to produce the required components from scratch would last two years. By using components from Softline’s own products, we could successfully deploy the entire solution in the prescribed deadlines.