Verizon picks Mesosphere DCOS to enhance data center service scale, automation

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) will start using Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), a move that it says will enhance data center operations with improvements in automation and scale when deploying applications, services and big data.

Based on the open source cluster manager Apache Mesos, Mesosphere DCOS will enable 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.

Product development is a big driver to deploy Mesosphere DCOS. Verizon Labs developers will use the Mesosphere DCOS platform to operate the entire data center as a single cohesive entity, allowing the telco to automatically scale services up and down to handle the dynamic needs of millions of customers.

With a single DCOS interface, Verizon Labs teams can create rules and complex scripts to automate data center operations that enable automation throughout the data center.

What this means is the service provider can scale up new services quickly using existing capacity and without manual configuration of resources because DCOS incorporates elastic and highly scalable means that it claims reduce up to 90 percent of the number of deployment cycles required to deploy new applications.

Being able to rapidly scale and roll out new data center services will be important for Verizon, particularly as it looks to increase its revenue share in this segment.

Although data center and Ethernet services represent the new growth engines in Verizon's Global Enterprise segment, second quarter 2015 revenues declined slightly year-over-year to $3.2 billion.

Fran Shammo, Verizon's CFO said that the declines were due to pricing and drops in legacy TDM revenues, offsetting the growth of next-gen IP services like Ethernet.

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