Transform your complex IT environment into a leading-edge DevOps cloud
Provide a global DevOps cloud for large enterprises that supports the latest tools that developers crave. This Nokia use case describes how a complex IT and application environment can be transformed into a leading-edge DevOps cloud — without the disruption of rip and replace – with TCO savings of at least 25 percent compared to the original legacy environment.
Challenge: Transformation without a full rip and replace
Large enterprises can have complex environments with multiple silos. While a silo provides operational efficiencies or isolates a network environment for an acquired company, problems arise when the enterprise strategy demands a globally-consistent experience for end users and partners. IT organizations face a quandary — how to transform operations without a complete rip and replace of each silo.
Solution: Platformized infrastructure for DevOps
Enterprises can move to a platformized infrastructure that leverages best-of-breed commercial alongside open source products. Broad environment support includes multiple virtualization approaches, such as VMware, KVM, Xen, and containers and cloud management systems, such as OpenStack and VMware. All of the above help transform a legacy environment into a global DevOps cloud – without rip and replace.
Make IT strategic
A DevOps cloud provides the core capabilities to address board-level mandates with global applications
Level the field
Get the same development capabilities as the largest enterprises and webscale providers
By eliminating limitations from vendor lock-in, IT can respond much faster to market demands and opportunities
As shown in Figure 1, the foundation for the DevOps cloud is a robust and unified software defined networking and software defined WAN approach from Nuage Networks (a subsidiary of Nokia). With APIs based on developer-friendly standard REST, a wide variety of security and special-purpose appliances can be integrated into the application logic.
Cloud consumption interfaces enable public cloud resources to be leveraged, as well as leading development tools, such as Kubernetes and Mesos. The operations scalability interface provides communications with tools that provide mapping between physical and virtual resources along with other DevOps tools and approaches.
Lastly, the flexible network interface ensures that the environment can overlay even the most sophisticated and complex network environment without requiring a forklift upgrade. At the top communication layer, the Nokia Rapport platform provides device support for a wide range of devices — from mobile through ATMs to distributed information kiosks. This platformized stack enables critical communications from enterprise to customer, from enterprise to partner, and within the enterprise in real-time or near real-time.
Figure 1. Nokia transforms your legacy environment into an application-friendly cloud architecture
How our approach changes the game
This innovative approach provides a DevOps cloud that can leverage the latest tools used by webscale companies. These capabilities can enable your development team to leapfrog the competition.
Why our approach is different
Platformization: Enables new business opportunities such as leveraging partner offerings.
Unparalleled security programmability: With packet-level granularity and integration of leading security products, stringent security requirements can be coded.
Hard cost savings: Reduces total cost of ownership by a minimum of 25 percent as compared to the original legacy environment.