Openet uses Microsoft Azure to meet increased telecoms demand

Openet has announced that its Openet Data Fabric (ODF) has processed over one trillion events per day on the Microsoft Azure cloud, demonstrating increased efficiency, security, and readiness for real-time data growth for telecom networks.

An event includes anything from calls, texts to data and social use on smartphones, to any interaction between connected devices. Openet’s significant threshold for cloud-based event processing demonstrates that the cloud is fit for telecom network grade volumes of activity.

Achieving the company’s goal of surpassing one trillion events per day has shown that it is more than ready to handle the volumes necessary for telecom networks. These results were achieved in an environment where the company’s Openet Data Fabric (ODF) was deployed in a containerized fashion on Azure, to closely replicate the needs of its customers, before being optimized and tuned to extract the greatest performance possible within the Microsoft Azure cloud.

Based on findings which showed greater than 11.5m events per second with a 20 node Azure cluster, Openet solutions can be tuned further to achieve even greater results in these native cloud environments. This technological milestone is made possible by the Openet Data Fabric’s (ODF’s) modular design which is built utilizing a micro-services approach, leveraging Openet’s extensive Telco grade data processing pedigree and Open Source technologies to ensure optimal open data innovation.

Openet achieved this goal with almost a third less hardware by tuning and running the solution on the Microsoft Azure cloud. The company has shown that it is ready for the real-time data growth that communications networks will require to efficiently manage 5G and IoT, so that they meet the increased demand for security, privacy, assurance, AI integration, and automation. It also demonstrates that the cloud compute and store environment has matured to a point where telco-grade network traffic and applications can efficiently and safely rely on this environment.

“This is a monumental achievement by both teams. As the number of connected devices continuously rises, the capability of the Openet Data Fabric and Microsoft Azure is key to secure a “cloud first” strategy for our customers. One trillion events per day is just the start for us, the next step is more extended trialling of the cloud-native optimisation features we have developed for our full suite of data solutions on Microsoft Azure.” said Openet Global VP Technology and Support, Michael O’Sullivan.

Ger Perdisatt, Microsoft Ireland Enterprise Director, adds that “Within 5 years, it is forecasted that the number of smart connected devices in the world will be more than 50 billion – all of which will create data that can be shared, collected and analysed – it is critical that networks can handle and process the exponentially growing levels of transactions necessary for today and the future. We are therefore delighted with the results of this test and the potential impact that Openet’s innovation will deliver to the telecoms industry as a whole. It demonstrates the capability and scalability of the Microsoft Azure cloud required to support the challenges faced by telecoms operators. We look forward to working with Openet on this and other joint value propositions we can bring to market.”

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