Case Studies

Private cloud for retail company

Business Challenge

Big retail company needed to renew IT infrastructure to support Big Data and Online services projects. Existing infrastructure was based on Microsoft/Vmware and required licensing burden optimization.

Solution

ITKey proposed new infrastructure architecture based on OpenStack and open source technologies. Implementation of designed private cloud also included PaaS layer with full stack technologies such WSO2 products.

Result
  • Reduced cost of software development, deployment and support for in-house systems, CI/CD
  • Cloud-aware applications enablement with OpenStack and PaaS components
  • Lower licensing fees and equipment costs

File Storage for government organization

Business Challenge

Organization had an issue with document storage which should be used several portal and business applications based on Zimbra, Opentext, Oracle and SalesForce products. Document storage supposed to be avaliable both through API and traditional file systems and be compatible with existing API standards. Public clouds such as Amazon AWS were not an option due to government regulations.

Solution

It was decided to use OpenStack Swift SDS solution with Keystone as IDM solution. ITKey developed set of drivers for Swift as an Object Storage and file system for Zimbra and other applications. Management and monitoring were based on out of the box Swift and Keystone tools.

Benefits
  • Unified file/object storage for organization’ private cloud; compatible with Amazon S3 and EBS
  • Lower licensing fees and equipment costs

CI/CD for cloud services provider

Business Challenge

Data center planned to provide public/private cloud services for customers in financial sector. Company expressed needs to build private cloud in data center as well as help to get engineering staff up to speed with cloud management and operation.

Solution

ITKey designed private cloud based on OpenStack and open source technologies.

Benefits
  • Modern data center cloud architecture ready for high demanding customers in financial sector
  • Engineering staff got up to speed with OpenStack and related technology stack
  • Lower licensing fees and equipment costs

SDN for telecom company

Business Challenge

Company uses VMWare products for computing virtualization and decided to add SDN for networking management.

Solution

ITKey designed a solution based on OpenStack Neutron project. This required to develop few drivers and management subsystem patches to make it work with VMWare products as well as in-house orchestration.

Benefits
  • Better network topology abstraction and manageability
  • API enablement for automated network management