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Ravello Delivers Cloud Testing to Deutsche Telekom

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Ravello Systems, the industry’s leading nested virtualization provider, today announced that Deutsche Telekom AG (DT) uses Ravello to develop and test software faster in its Hosted Business Solutions (HBS) division. Tasked to develop and roll out a next-generation cloud-based telephony service targeted at small and medium businesses, the business unit leverages Ravello for cost-effective, agile and continuous development to innovate and integrate on the fly.

“At a pure business level, we are developing a cloud-based telephony system in our HBS division that ultimately may need to shift dramatically in how we go to markets globally with it depending on many factors such as geographies, customer needs and competition,” said Paul Sebastien, chief marketing officer, Deutsche Telekom HBS. “We chose Ravello because it allows for us to have overall flexibility and agility so that we can customize features in a myriad of scenarios as needed, which in turn speeds time to market and helps us stand up to competition and save on costs.”

The DT-HBS telephony application is a complex multi-tier application containing multiple virtual machines and various high-end physical network appliances, including appliances from F5 Networks, Brocade, Palo Alto Networks and Acme Packets (now owned by Oracle). At any given time, multiple instances of the application are running – including production instances and instances for development, unit testing, integration and staging. While HBS has an extremely advanced and agile architecture – a private cloud architecture running on VMware vSphere and Apache CloudStack with configuration management using Chef and continuous integration/continuous delivery using Jenkins – it experienced problems in capacity shortages and difficulties in managing physical hardware. When the dev/test private cloud was out of capacity, HBS was hesitant to invest more time and money into building out more capacity because it would take away valuable staff time and monetary resources and diverge from focusing on developing the platform.

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