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Verizon Selects Mesosphere DCOS

Source: Verizon

Nationwide Platform for Data Center Service Orchestration Utilizes Cluster Technology to Enable Scalability, Automation and Efficiency Improvements

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To meet increasing data center demands, Verizon will begin using Mesosphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) later this year to significantly improve automation, scalability and efficiency when deploying applications, services and big data infrastructure.

Mesosphere DCOS, which is based on the open source cluster manager Apache Mesos, will allow Verizon to accelerate deployment of new products and services for a wide range of products and services including connected devices and machines, video services, Internet services, storage and mobile applications, as well as big data and analytics.

With Mesosphere DCOS, Verizon Labs developers will be able to operate the entire data center as a single cohesive entity. As a result, Verizon will be able to automatically scale services up and down to handle the dynamic needs of millions of customers.

“Verizon is committed to unleashing the full potential of open source, data center cluster technology and cloud applications for the highest possible customer experience,” said Kumar Vishwanathan, vice president and chief technologist for Verizon Labs. “Mesosphere DCOS gives Verizon the foundation to create far-reaching benefits by increasing our ability to quickly launch new products and services while reducing the IT requirements in our data centers.”

Using a single DCOS interface, Verizon Labs teams can create rules and complex scripts to automate data center operations that enable an unprecedented level of automation throughout the data center. New services can be scaled up quickly using existing capacity and without manual configuration of resources because DCOS incorporates an elastic and highly scalable means that reduces up to 90 percent of the number of deployment cycles required to deploy new applications.

“Data services are changing the way business is done and Verizon is leveraging cutting-edge tools to transform the delivery of new and exciting services for our customers,” said Vishwanathan.

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