VMware: OpenStack Summit 2016 Re-Cap – Experts from VMware and HedgeServ Outline the Operational Advantages of VMware Integrated OpenStack
VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) offers a simple but powerful path to deploying OpenStack clouds and is a clear win for developers. But what about the operations side?
Presenting at the 2016 OpenStack Summit, VMware’s Santhosh Sundararaman and Isa Berisha and Thomas McAteer of HedgeServ, the #1 provider of technical management services to the hedge fund industry, make the case for VIO from an operator’s perspective.
Their session opens with HedgeServ Global Director of Platform Engineering Isa Berisha describing how the company uses OpenStack and why it picked VIO to run HedgeServ’s OpenStack deployment.
Adopting OpenStack was the company’s best option for meeting the rapidly escalating demand it was facing, Berisha explains. But his team were stymied by the limitations of the professional and managed services OpenStack deployments available to them, which were rife with issues of quality, expense, speed-of-execution, and vendor instability. Eventually they decided try VIO, despite it being new at that point and little known in the industry.
“We downloaded it, deployed it, and something crazy happened: it just worked,” recalls Berisha. “If you’ve tried to do your own OpenStack deployments, you can understand how that feels.”
via the fine folks at VMware!