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Monday, November 3 • 11:40 - 12:20
Orange: A Leading Operator of the Internet Era Leaping to Cloud

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Orange vision to become a leading operator of the internet era

by Thierry Souche - Senior VP of Orange Labs Products and Services 
Orange strategy towards a cloudified telcos  
  • Cloud technologies: One of the main technological disruptions for the coming decade:
    • with huge impacts on our offers and services, on our technical architectures and on our processes and organization,
    • technologies description, maturity and adoption.
  • Strategy headlines:
    • Infrastructure
    • Services platforms
    • IT
    • Networks      
    • Consistent and optimized design
    • Network elements in IT, and security
    • Use of open source components, make and buy
  • Execution plan
Cloudified telcos transformation deeply impacts Orange insights:
  • Cloud as an opportunity to adapt our way of working, with the objective to drastically enhance our TTM and reactivity (deliver small changes more often in production):
    • Incept in our teams Agile and DevOps methodology and mindset
    • Adapt our processes and organizations (notably renovate relationship between Build and Run teams)
    • Renovate our network and security architecture
    • Skills transformation: acculturate our teams and forecast relevant trainings
    • Rely on openstack IaaS and opensource PaaS
    • Define and share guidelines for developing Cloud-ready applications
    • Set up a dedicated Cell in order to accompany our applications into their deployment on the Cloud (providing notably DevOps tooling and advices)
How Orange is boosting  its transformation contributing  to opensource communities
  •  For Orange, the best way to boost its Cloud transformation is to be an active contributor in the leading Cloud Open Source communities
    • Orange contributes actively to Openstack, especially to the networking project Neutron
    • Orange participates to OpenDaylight, provides use cases and contributes to define interfaces
  • Telco Cloud transformation is a challenge which could only be fully overcome by  leveraging the community power 
    • As a global telco operator, Orange shares the need to have a carrier grade Open Source Cloud infrastructure which supports not only the IT operations but also the network and service platforms
    • An Open Source NFV orchestration platform will be a key to ensure the interoperability of multi-vendors VNF solutions
  • To do so, Orange would like to participate actively to the initiatives which will accelerate the adoption of NFV: 
    • Openstack NFV working group
    • OPNFV project


Thierry Souche

Senior VP Orange Labs Products and Services
After studying engineering (X/ENST), Thierry Souche joined the France Telecom Group in 1994. | With his considerable international experience, he has helped Orange establish itself in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and in Romania by greatly improving customer perception of the... Read More →

Monday November 3, 2014 11:40 - 12:20
Salle Maillot

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