Stephen Salinas discusses some of the benefits of their Mesos-based dynamic load-balancer system: "We condensed I think it was about 225 was the highest limit of that down to less than 10 servers, saving us about 24 grand a month in server costs, which was a pretty cool thing. ..."
In his MesosCon presentation, Kamalakannan Muralidharan discusses the flexibility and agility that is possible with Mesos: "Even though Mesos is good at handling a cluster, somebody has to provision and make it available for Mesos to use the cluster. ..."
Twitter's compute platform manages thousands of containers across thousands of hosts. But they had no way of knowing if containers were sized properly and using hardware efficiently, couldn't tell who owned which containers and services, and couldn't track resource use by container. Micheal Benedict and Jeyappragash Jeyakeerthi (JJ for short) built their Chargeback system on Mesos to answer these questions.
Dr. Abhishek Verma, first author of the Google Borg Paper, describes using the Apache Cassandra database and Apache Mesos to build a fluid, efficient cluster of geographically diverse datacenters.
According to Alan Gates, co-founder of Hortonworks and ODPi member, the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) is here to create a single test specification that works across all Hadoop distributions so developers can get back to creating innovative applications and end users can get back to making money, or curing cancer, or sending people into space.
In a panel on "Rise of Open Cloud Architectures and Over-the-Top Network Services" at Open Networking Summit 2016, speakers from Arista, Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), and Akanda shared OpenStack implementations for over the top (OTT) network services.
Prodip Sen explains that The Linux Foundation helped educate his colleagues while forming the OPNV project.
"Even after the formation of OPNFV, as we worked through the running of the organization [...] The Linux Foundation has been very helpful in providing us with information, discussions, and contacts to help us explore options and opportunities" says Sen. "They have helped with the working of OPNFV itself."