How to run Telco Real-time Applications on AWS<br />Klaus Schuch<br />Nokia Siemens Networks<br />Product Management – Cha...
Nokia Siemens Networks<br /><ul><li>Joint Venture of Nokia and Siemens
Started operations on April 2007
€13 bn net sales in 2010
65,000 employees
75 of top 100 operators worldwide
150 countries
3 billion mobile subscribers served</li></ul>Headquarter in Espoo, Finland<br />I’m here !<br />Location in Berlin<br />
Are our applications ready for the cloud ?<br />Is the cloud ready for telco-grade applications ? <br />Just  two Question...
This is a Telco Network<br />
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  1. 1. How to run Telco Real-time Applications on AWS<br />Klaus Schuch<br />Nokia Siemens Networks<br />Product Management – Charging and Billing <br />AWS Tech Summit Berlin – 16th May 2011<br />
  2. 2. Nokia Siemens Networks<br /><ul><li>Joint Venture of Nokia and Siemens
  3. 3. Started operations on April 2007
  4. 4. €13 bn net sales in 2010
  5. 5. 65,000 employees
  6. 6. 75 of top 100 operators worldwide
  7. 7. 150 countries
  8. 8. 3 billion mobile subscribers served</li></ul>Headquarter in Espoo, Finland<br />I’m here !<br />Location in Berlin<br />
  9. 9. Are our applications ready for the cloud ?<br />Is the cloud ready for telco-grade applications ? <br />Just two Questions …<br />
  10. 10. This is a Telco Network<br />
  11. 11. Challenges of Telco Real-time Applications<br /><ul><li>Low latency
  12. 12. Response time < 100 ms
  13. 13. … for 95% of the requests
  14. 14. High availability – 99,999%
  15. 15. Less than 5 min service downtime per year
  16. 16. …planned and unplanned</li></li></ul><li>What is a Real-time Charging Server ?<br />charge@once unified<br /><ul><li>Charges calls, sessions and events in real-time
  17. 17. Interacts with core network and applications
  18. 18. Real-time: no money – no service
  19. 19. Typically used for prepaid scenarios – and more and more for postpaid
  20. 20. High throughput
  21. 21. up to 20.000 database transactions/sec
  22. 22. Stores a lot of money
  23. 23. 10 € per user
  24. 24. 20 Mio user  200 Mio €</li></ul>LAN Switch<br />LAN Switch<br />free<br />free<br />Charging Servers<br />Charging Servers<br />Database Server<br />Database Server<br />Database Storage<br />Database Storage<br />2x 42U Racks<br />
  25. 25. Proof of Concept<br />AWS<br />charge@once unified<br />Charging Server<br />NSN Office<br />Charging Server<br />Charging Server<br />Windows Remote Desktop<br />Loadsimulator<br />Database Server<br />Internet<br />
  26. 26. Results<br /><ul><li>Setup was surprisingly easy – 1stresults with small team within weeks
  27. 27. Charging in the cloud is feasible:
  28. 28. Latency is not an issue – within the cloud
  29. 29. Performance is as expected from the given EC2 Compute Units
  30. 30. Security concepts in AWS are pretty sophisticated</li></ul>Challenges and To-Dos <br /><ul><li>Our database is not cloud-ready and has to be replaced
  31. 31. Needed: In-memory database with scale-out approach
  32. 32. Elasticity has to be implemented in our application
  33. 33. High availability concepts need to make assumptions on underlying infrastructure </li></li></ul><li>Other Cloud Activities of Nokia Siemens Networks<br /><ul><li>Field Service Management
  34. 34. Enable cost based service planning
  35. 35. Will be offered as SaaS
  36. 36. Customer Experience Management
  37. 37. Raising customer satisfaction
  38. 38. Will be offered as SaaS
  39. 39. SMS-Center, MMS-Center
  40. 40. Mediation, Customer Care
  41. 41. Telco2Web</li></li></ul><li>Are our applications ready for the cloud ?<br /> well, almost…<br />Is the cloud ready for telco-grade applications ? <br /> well, almost…<br />Here is the Answer<br />klaus.schuch@nsn.com<br />

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