Intro & open source's role in edge computing
(16:30) AT&T Edge Cloud Strategy and OpenStack’s Role In It
Kandan Kathirvel, Director, AT&T and Rodolfo Pacheco, Lead Architect, AT&T
AT&T is using OpenStack in AT&T Integrated Cloud to run Virtual Network Functions in Data Centers and Central Offices. The advent of IOT, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), autonomous cars and 5G applications will demand massive amounts of near-real time computation closer to the user. AT&T’s Domain 2.0 is evolving to support Edge Cloud by moving compute closer to the user.
Edge Cloud brings up more use cases to OpenStack such as increased scale (locations), economical in smaller compute deployments, Zero touch provisioning, support for specialized hardware (example GPU), etc.,
We have explored several architecture options to run OpenStack at the Edge, including running OpenStack in containers, regional deployments, etc. In this talk, we will share our insights on of deploying OpenStack at the edge, further enhancements needed in OpenStack and a demo illustrating the tools sets that AT&T is contributing to Open Source to head start the industry on Edge.
(40:00) Smart, Connected, and Open Source
Imad Sousou, Vice President, Software and Services Group and General Manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation
As we move toward a world where everything is smart and connected, there is a massive flood of data. This considerable growth requires the data center to analyze and transform data at an unprecedented scale. These transformations are powered by an end-to-end infrastructure from the cloud and data center, the network, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and are bound together by connectivity. Imad Sousou, Vice President of the Software and Services Group, and General Manager, Open Source Technology Center at Intel Corporation, will highlight how we connect devices to the cloud, how edge computing accelerates the digital transformation, and how other open source software supports our rapidly changing world.
(52:40) Accelerating User Experience with Edge Computing
Venkatesh Palani, Director of Software Engineering, eBay
At eBay we are very passionate about providing our users the best experience. One of the key aspects of enhancing user experience is ensuring fast page/app load times irrespective of the platform users are on. In an effort to realize our mission, we built a platform called UFES (Unified Front End Services). UFES is a software stack deployed at numerous small ebay PoPs (Points Of Presence) across the world to accelerate dynamic content delivery. The small footprint of PoPs brings its own challenges in terms of efficiency, availability, management, etc. In this talk, we would like to share our experiences and lessons learnt.
(1:05:26) "Verizon Case Study: Delivering a massively distributed Network as a Service solution"
Beth Cohen, Cloud Technology Strategist, Verizon
Verizon’s Virtual Network Services is a portfolio of network services delivered in a flexible framework on x86 hardware allowing customers to choose the services, network architecture and delivery models that best suit their needs. Coming from the need to deliver an identical network service application experience in radically different environments, the Virtual Network Services (VNS) product uses OpenStack components as its underlying platform to create a massively distributed Network as a Service solution. The product team created two OpenStack environments, one that fit in small footprint and the other that was in a more traditional data center, yet both use the same orchestration tools located in a global cloud.
(1:22:00) Why is Edge Computing a Disruptive Force?
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
At the height of its success, Cloud Computing is yielding to Edge Computing. Why is this happening? What is the unique value proposition of Edge Computing? As real-world deployments of Edge Computing appear, how will the lives of end users be improved? What new applications and capabilities will they see? Based on my team's decade-long exploration of Edge Computing, I will share my insights on these questions. Of particular interest is a new class of "Wearable Cognitive Assistance" applications that lie at the intersection of edge computing, wearable devices and cognitive algorithms (e.g., computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing). I will describe and demo (on video) some examples of these applications. "Augmented Reality Meets Artificial Intelligence" characterizes these emerging applications, which will have enormous impact on society at large.
Mahadev Satyanarayanan is an experimental computer scientist who has pioneered research in mobile and pervasive computing.