Upgrading vSphere

How we’ve updated 850 vCenter in 4 weeks

Handling release management on enterprise software isn’t an easy job: updating infrastructures, coping with the fear of not being supported by the software editor, upgrading licenses to be compatible with new versions, and taking all precautions to rollback if something isn’t working as expected…

With OVH Private Cloud, we take away from you this responsibility, we are managing this time-costing and stressful aspect to allow you to concentrate in your business and your production.

But, this doesn’t mean it’s not a challenge for us neither.

OVH & Apache Flink

Handling OVH’s alerts with Apache Flink

OVH relies extensively on metrics to effectively monitor its entire stack. Whenever they are low-level or business centric, they allow teams to gain insight into how our services are operating on a daily basis. The need to store millions of datapoints per second has produced the need to create a dedicated team to build a operate a product to handle that load: Metrics Data Platform. By relying on Apache Hbase, Apache Kafka and Warp 10, we succeeded in creating a fully distributed platform that is handling all our metrics… and yours!

After building the platform to deal with all those metrics, our next challenge was to build one of the most needed feature for Metrics: Alerting.