We introduce our T-RON Operating System (T-ROS) project, which is the core platform of the SK Telecom’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). The T-ROS project aims at realizing an operating system-like system software suite to manage and orchestrate resources in the virtualized datacenter coordinated with seamless physical infrastructure management. The T-ROS will work as an operating system of the Warehouse-Scale Computer (WSC), a data center as a big computer.
We discuss how OpenStack made the birth and the evolution of T-ROS possible and the values of OpenStack to T-ROS and the SK Telecom’s SDDC. We discuss how OpenStack is utilized inside T-ROS as the core resource orchestration engine and the abstraction layer for datacenter infrastructure. We introduce key concepts and technologies of T-ROS, look into some use cases and insights behind those concepts and technologies. The important features of T-ROS are:
- Data center asset management
- Automated bare-metal provisioning integrated with the asset management
- Seamless monitoring of physical nodes and virtual machines
- Virtual resource management with the OpenStack Horizon
- Distributed, pluggable Event Bus and on-demand event module management with the Event Manager
- Ceilometer-based metering and billing framework and metering and billing manager,
- Advanced VM scheduling and management with the application-aware hierarchical scheduler
Finally, we also share and discuss our vision and future plan of T-ROS with OpenStack.