NTT DoCoMo cloud server management technology shortens the service response time of cloud services by up to 50%.
NTT DoCoMo has developed a cloud server management technology that shortens the service response time of cloud services by up to 50%. The source code that enables this technology to be used with a variety of cloud services was provided by DoCoMo to the OpenStack Foundation and is a standard feature of Grizzly, the new version of the OpenStack cloud platform announced on April 4. OpenStack is a cloud platform-based software that utilizes server virtualization technology to virtually operate a single physical server like multiple servers, and assigns virtual servers to individual cloud services utilized by customers.
The server management technology developed by DoCoMo enables physical servers that do not utilize server virtualization technology, which normally slow cloud service response, to be directly assigned to individual services via OpenStack, thereby speeding up the response time by 10% to 50%. The OpenStack Foundation>, a nonprofit organization created to standardize open cloud platforms, comprises over 850 companies, including Intel, NEC, HP Rackspace and NTT DATA.