Cloud-Native Software-Defined Orchestration for Telco Service Delivery

Cloud-Native Software-Defined Orchestration for Telco Service Delivery

Operators need to be able to add intelligence, quickly adapt the software for different services and automate to rapidly scale the network with the most efficient utilization of the hardware. At the same time, these networks must be robust & resilient.

The Robin Cloud-Native Platform includes an application-aware automation fabric with built-in application-aware high-performance Storage, ultra-high-speed networking and Data Management features to support the demands of the new applications for IoT and Wireless providers.

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Accelerating Cloud-Native Edge Deployments with OpenNESS

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Accelerating Cloud-Native Edge Deployments with OpenNESS

As industries are shifting more compute to the edge to gain enhanced insights for their business, cloud-native edge deployments are key for rapid innovation and agility. Platforms built on cloud-native architectures enable businesses to rapidly introduce new services, provide operational agility, use resources efficiently, and improve the end-user experience. In this webinar, Rajesh Gadivar, VP, Data Platforms Group and CTO, Network Platforms Group at Intel Corporation will talk about the growing prominence of edge computing and how cloud-native offerings such as OpenNESS are providing a foundation for the 5G-Ready Edge. Partha Seetala, Chief Executive Officer, Robin.io, will talk about how Robin.io’s edge platform has integrated OpenNESS to not only achieve cloud native capabilities but also leverage the benefits of other Intel ingredients for a highly optimized edge platform.

Presented by
Rajesh Gadivar, VP, Data Platforms Group & CTO, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Partha Seetala, CEO, Robin.io

RAN-as-a-Service Demo

End-to-End 4G and 5G RAN deployment automation

Mobile Network Operators (MNO) are faced with several challenges when modernizing and growing their networks, and need to make continuous investments in order to introduce new technologies, like 5G. Among these investments, the Radio Access Network (RAN) is usually the highest expense, given its scale: 10,000 to over 100,000 sites for medium to large networks. Emerging technologies like Open RAN promise a better Total Cost of Ownership for such investments, but embracing these new technologies pose a challenge to the MNO. They cannot afford to add more personnel to cope with the sheer network growth. Robin helps solve this dilemma by providing a RAN-as-a-Service capability through its automation and orchestration solution tailored to next-gen RAN deployments. Robin has successfully deployed this technology at Tier1 operators for their 4G and 5G RAN networks, resulting in dramatic reductions in CapEx and OpEx, extremely faster time-to-market and simplified operations.

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Global Financial Services Leader Modernizes Big Data on Robin

Global Financial Services Leader Modernizes Big Data on Robin

Migrating from Cloud to Cloud-Native; Accelerating your ELK deployment; Modernize Your Financial Stack

April 2020: Robin.io Newsletter

April 2020
Robin.io Newsletter

Migrating from Cloud to Cloud-Native; Accelerating your ELK deployment; Modernize Your Financial Stack

In this issue:
  • [Intellyx Analyst Brief] Migrating from Cloud to Cloud-Native
  • [White Paper] Unlocking the Full Potential of Your ELK Stack on Kubernetes
  • [Blog] App Modernization is an Imperative for Financial Services

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March 2020: Robin.io Newsletter

March 2020
Robin.io Newsletter

With over 12 million customers and $125 billion in assets under management, this Fortune 500 financial services organization is America’s leading homeowner and auto insurance company.

In this issue:
  • Forcing Functions: Economic Uncertainty and Infrastructure Modernization
  • Wasted Cloud Spend to Exceed $17.6 Billion in 2020
  • Modernize Your ELK Stack
  • Application and Infrastructure
  • Topology Awareness

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Financial Services with Kubernetes – Solution Brief

Big Data-as-a-Service with Kubernetes - Solution Brief

Cloud native Financial Services Applications

Robin enables financial institutions to automate deployment, scaling and lifecycle management of enterprise applications on Kubernetes. Robin simplifies the containerization of critical application pipelines including fraud analytics, real-time risk detection, & deep learning which are composed of multiple stateless and stateful applications.

Highlights

  • Define & deploy applications stack or data pipeline as a bundle on Kubernetes on-prem or in the cloud »Enable self-service provisioning and management capabilities for the entire stack.
  • Accelerate & enhance Dev/Test collaboration with application-aware cloning
  • Monitor the health of infrastructure, containers, and the entire application stacks
  • Dynamically scale-up/ scale-out in minutes, without interrupting application operations
  • Consolidate multiple Databases like Oracle RAC clusters to reduce hardware and licensing cost
  • Migrate your customized and legacy application stacks to cloud without refactoring
  • Protect your critical application stack with application aware snapshots and backup

Digital Transformation Demands Fast-paced Innovation Digital Transformation requires IT services to be delivered in a fast, agile and streamlined manner across the entire organization. Enterprises in the Financial Services industry constantly need to innovate to attract and retain customers demanding a rich digital and mobile experience. It is also critical to analyze security threats across diverse systems and applications in real-time and at the same time meet all the compliance requirements as well as achieve continous availability for critical applications.

The industry is looking at containerization and kubernetes to achieve IT agility, however, there are many challenges that significantly impact the ability of technology leaders to innovate: Infrastructure silos – Owing to years of organic growth, the application infrastructure landscape is very diverse.

Managing legacy applications and modern cloud-native applications at the same time can be challenging. Traditional methods take weeks to provision legacy applications or to provide dev/test refreshes. With release cycles shrinking due to the DevOps culture and modern architecture, developers need much faster turnaround times for their application pipeline that often include legacy applications, as many modern applications depend on legacy applications.

High licensing and Infrastructure costs – Creating dedicated clusters for individual “tenants” (teams, workloads, applications, etc.) is required due to challenges with performance isolation. Each cluster is deployed for peak capacity, leading to significant licensing and hardware costs.

Infrastructure lock-in – Migrating customized applications to the cloud is not easy. Locked into infrastructure choice limits your ability to scale and experiment with new ideas.

Robin Platform Enables “As-a-Service” Experience

Robin is a Software Platform for Automating Deployment, Scaling and Life Cycle Management of Enterprise Applications on Kubernetes. Robin automates the provisioning and day-2 operations so that you can deliver a “Self-Service” experience with 1-click deployment simplicity for developers, DBAs, and Data Scientists

 

Robin Platform

Robin Platform

Robin Platform Datasheet

Automate Enterprise Applications on Kubernetes

Extend Kubernetes for data-intensive applications such as Oracle, Cloudera, Elastic stack, RDBMS, NoSQL, and other stateful applications.

Robin Platform

Robin is a Software Platform for Automating Deployment, Scaling and Life Cycle Management of Enterprise Applications on Kubernetes. Robin provides a self-service App-store experience and combines containerized storage, networking, compute (Kubernetes), and the application management layer into a single system.

Robin.io helps enterprises increase productivity, lower costs – CAPEX and OPEX, and enables always-on automation with technology solutions for big data, databases, indexing and search, and industry solutions for financial services and telco.

This software-only solution runs on-premises in your private data center or in public-cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) environments and enables 1-click deployment of any application. Robin enables 1-click simplicity for lifecycle management operations such as snapshot, clone, patch, upgrade, backup, restore, scale, & QoS control of the entire application. Robin solves fundamental challenges of running big data & databases in Kubernetes & enables deployment of an agile & flexible Kubernetes-based infrastructure for Enterprise Applications.

Key Benefits

  • Increase Productivity
  • Lower Cost – CAPEX and OPEX
  • Gain Always-on Availability
  • Run data-heavy applications on Kubernetes

Robin Platform Stack Components

Application Management Layer – Manage Applications and configure Kubernetes, Storage & Networking with Application workflows.

Kubernetes – Run big data and databases in extended Kubernetes, eliminating limitations that restrict Kubernetes to micro-services applications.

Built-in Storage – Allocate storage while deploying an application or cluster, share storage among apps and users,  get SLA guarantees when consolidating, support for data locality, affinity, anti-affinity and isolation constraints, and tackle storage for applications that modify the Root filesystem.

Built-in Networking – Set networking options while deploying apps and clusters in Kubernetes and preserve IP addresses during restarts.

Robin Platform Features and Benefits

Features

Benefits

Rapid Deployment – Self-service 1-click
App-store experience.

Slash deployment and management times from weeks and hours to minutes. Deploy and manage data-heavy apps and services in Kubernetes.

Control QoS – Dynamic control QoS for every resource – CPU, Memory, Network and Storage.

Get complete visibility into the underlying infrastructure, set min and max IOPs, eliminate noisy neighbor issue, and gain performance guarantee.

Rapid clones – Clone the entire application along with its data – thick, thin, or deferred.

No performance penalties, backup data with ease, share data among users and applications, among dev, test, and prod, with no additional storage.

Application Snapshots – Take unlimited full application cluster snapshots, which include application configuration + data

Restore or refresh a cluster to any point-in-time using snapshots. Roll back easily with 1-click to the last snapshot in case of data corruption.

Scale – Decouple compute and storage,
scale independently.

Scale out – add nodes. Scale up – increase CPU, Memory and IOPs.

High Availability – No single point of failure – get reliable crossover and detect failures.

Get automatic App-aware data failover for complex distributed applications on bare metal – Robin is the ONLY product to provide HA for apps that persist state inside Docker images.

Upgrade – Automated rolling upgrade of application containers that is integrated with
CI/CD pipeline.

Safe-Upgrade technology guarantees that failed upgrades can be rolled back without disrupting the application.

Enterprise Data Apps-as-a-Service – Sample Customer Deployments

Fortune 500 Financial Services Leader

  • 11 billion security events ingested and analyzed in a day
  • DevOps simplicity for Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Kafka

Global Networking and Security Leader

  • 6 Petabytes under active management in a single Robin cluster
  • Agility, consolidation for Cloudera, Impala, Kafka, Druid

Global Technology Company – Travel Industry

  • 400 Oracle RAC databases managed by a single Robin cluster
  • Self-service environment for Oracle, Oracle RAC
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Robin Platform Datasheet

How Sabre Transformed their Customer Experience By Modernizing Their Oracle RAC Infrastructure (DBaaS)

400 Oracle RAC databases running on one Robin cluster – Self-service environment for Oracle and Oracle RAC for Sabre

Who Should View Sabre Oracle RAC Modernization Webinar

–  DevOps
–  DBAs
–  IT Managers
–  Container Specialists
Robin Platform for Stateful Workloads on Kubernetes
Deliver Database as a Service

Hear experts from Sabre and Robin.io – Sabre Oracle RAC Modernization (DBaaS)

Digital transformation is key for competitive enterprises that need to make Customer Experience a top priority in today’s social and mobile world. To that end, Sabre, a technology leader in the hospitality industry, has made a strategic move to transform its Oracle RAC legacy environment into a self-service DBaaS using Robin.

In this webinar, Charles Hart, Senior Database Engineer at Sabre and Sricharan Mahavadi, Solution Architect at Robin, will discuss how to avoid the Oracle management issues that slow down innovation. They will illustrate how to simplify building and managing your own private cloud and database as a service for Oracle RAC on Kubernetes.