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Verizon Will Use Mesosphere DCOS for Better Data Center Efficiency

August 25, 2015

In an effort to keep up with increased demand for efficiencies in the data center, Verizon has announced a new partnership designed to improve automation and scalability. The company has teamed up with Mesosphere and will be using the commercial version of its Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) to more efficiently deploy applications, services and big data infrastructure for its customers.

The solution is based on the open source cluster manager Apache Mesos and will help Verizon roll out new data center products and services more quickly and efficiently. These include connected devices and machines, video and Internet services, storage and mobile apps and big data analytics. Verizon will benefit from operating the entire data center as a single entity using DCOS, while automatically scaling services to dynamically deal with the data center 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."

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Features of the Mesosphere DCOS include the ability to create rules and scripts to automate specific data center operations. Services and apps may also be scaled quickly without the need for manual configuration of resources. This is achieved through an elastic technique designed to reduce the number of deployment cycles required for rolling out new apps by up to 90 percent. The result is massive efficiencies and time savings for developers trying to quickly get new apps and services to market.

Other companies using the Mesosphere DCOS include Twitter, Apple, Netflix and Airbnb. Verizon plans to implement and begin using DCOS later this year.

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