Customer Success Story

OpenStack Implementation in the Consumer Electronics Domain

Taashee provides an OpenStack and CEPH-based solution for multisite deployment on x86 infrastructure with 24/7 support services for Lenovo

Overview

Taashee successfully completed the remote deployment activities for all the sites, post which they provided ticketing-based remote support for malfunctions and other related incidents, as well as onsite patching service for all the sites. The biggest advantage for customers approaching Taashee is that they do not need to approach multiple vendors to implement different technologies.

Oenstack Implementation

About the Client

Openstack Client

Lenovo Group Limited, is an American Chinese multinational technology company specializing in designing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, business solutions, and related services. Products manufactured by the company include desktop computers, laptops, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, supercomputers, electronic storage devices, IT management software, and smart televisions.

Client
Optime Logistics
Industry
IT Consulting Services
Services
Design, Development, Implementation of Tech based Solutions

Client Requirements

The client required OpenStack and CEPH installation, calibration and testing across multiple sites in
different countries. The specifics of the project included:

  • Deploying OpenStack undercloud (director node and controller nodes) across 2 sites
  • CEPH installation on 4 nodes across 2 sites
  • Overcloud nodes installation – OpenStack and OKD in multiple sites
  • Overcloud nodes installation – OpenStack and CEPH in hybrid mode in multiple sites
  • Incidental remote support and onsite patching service
Openstack Implemenation Requirement

Our Solution

Taashee implemented the OpenStack deployment based on Opensource OpenStack TRAIN version (to support CentOS 7.x). Our OpenStack experts configured the following products or services across multiple sites through the course of this project:

Function or Service Level Product Types/ Services Product Quantities
Controller Nodes
Compatible Intel x86 based server
4 (2 per site)
Director Node
Compatible Intel x86 based server
1
Storage Node (CEPH)
Compatible Intel x86 based server
4 (across 2 sites)
Shared Storage
Lenovo DM Storage
1
Computer Nodes
Compatible Intel x86 based server
5 (across 2 sites)
Hybrid Nodes (Compute + CEPH service)
Compatible Intel x86 based server
2 or more nodes as available

After careful consideration of the client’s existing infrastructure, Taashee came up with the following customized deployment architectures for OpenStack and CEPH respectively.

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Fig. 1 OpenStack Architecture

OpenStack-implementation Fig 2

Fig. 2 CEPH Architecture

For efficient functioning of the deployments at various sites, Taashee also implemented the following OpenStack-allied products for different services, as tabulated below.

The remote deployment activities were successfully completed within 12 weeks for all the sites, post which Taashee is continually providing ticketing-based remote support for malfunctions and other related incidents as well as onsite patching service for all the sites.

Services Products
Compute Service
Nova
Block Storage
CINDER
Object Storage
SWIFT
Shared file system management
MANILA
Networking
NEUTRON
Load Balancer
OCTAVIA
Identity service
KEYSTONE
Image service
GLANCE
Orchestration
HEAT
Telemetry and Alarms
AODH
Backup, Restore, & Disaster Recovery
FREEZER
Dashboard
HORIZON
Application Catalogue
MURANO
Databases
TROVE
Monitoring services
TELEMETRY

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Results & Benefits

The benefits to the client have been multifold.

Harnessing OpenStack’s easy-to-scale feature set, the client experienced a 40% overall increase in its IT infrastructure scalability. CEPH and its robust protection layout, including client-side and object-level encryption, easy to handle backup and recovery with a single point of control and administration, enhanced security by 24%. Moreover, this project also ensured that the client’s infrastructure at the sites involved received enhanced capabilities for emerging workloads in AI/ML, data lake analytics, cloud object storage, etc.

Openstack Implementation Results
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    Our Unique Features

    Taashee’s technical team helps organizations that require increased developer productivity, higher quality applications, and lower maintenance costs. Taashee programmers specialize in multiple technologies with add-on features and advanced support. The biggest advantage for customers approaching Taashee is that they do not need to approach multiple vendors to implement different technologies.

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    Client Testimonial

    We appreciate Taashee’s tenacity of solving complicated problems speedily
    Head of IT
    Lenovo

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