Translated by

Rostelecom: Virtual Data Processing Center (VDPC)

Product
The name of the base system (platform): National cloud platform of o7.com
Developers: Rostelecom - Data processing centers (Rostelecom DPC, RTK-TsOD)
Last Release Date: 2020/02/13
Technology: IaaS - Infrastructure as service,  Data processing centers - technologies for DPC

Content

Technology platform of RTK-TsOD

  • distributed network of data centers
  • access ecosystem
  • ecosystem of cloud services





Service model





2020: Service start Virtual DPC based on DPC in Yekaterinburg

Rostelecom and its subsidiary company "Rostelecom DPC" started service Virtual DPC in the Ural Federal District based on own regional reference data processing center (DPC) in Yekaterinburg. On February 13, 2020 Rostelecom reported about it.

The reference DPC of Yekaterinburg — the node of regional value of network of data processing centers connected by data transmission channels of ultrahigh capacity is brought into operation in November, 2019. Thus, services Virtual DPC it is unrolled in six data centers now: M9, M10 and Kurchatov Institute in Moscow, DPC in Novosibirsk, Adler and Yekaterinburg.

Reference DPC of Yekaterinburg
«
The Rostelecom company consistently implements the strategy of regional development connected with construction of data processing centers and providing cloud services in those regions of the country where there is a potential demand for digital services. The volume of available resources of the platform started in Yekaterinburg will allow to satisfy customer needs not only in the Urals, but also in other regions of Russia. Besides, the platform will be used as a core infrastructure for digital services of our company, such as Video surveillance, Virtual PBX and many others,
noted the vice president for cloud services of Rostelecom, the CEO of Rostelecom DPC Group Pavel Kaplunov
»

The public cloud of Rostelecom in the Urals conforms to the highest security requirements and also reliability of storage and data processing. Placement of information systems and applications in Yekaterinburg is functional differs in nothing from data centers in Moscow, Adler or Novosibirsk — the client can select the virtualization platform, create virtual servers of the necessary parameters, configure a virtual network and VPN accesses to control panels online, to use a set of the additional services offered by Rostelecom and also to receive a special offer at simultaneous use of services IP VPN and Virtual DPC.

«
Start of the platform — our response to numerous requests of clients of the Ural Federal District to placement of the information systems in a cloud. Much it is important that their data were placed as it is possible closer, for example, for creation of disaster-proof infrastructures — now business and the state customers of the Urals had such opportunity,
told the director of the department of cloud services and data processing centers of Rostelecom Alexander Obukhov
»

Virtual DPC in the Ural Federal District gives an opportunity to use not only the virtualization platform of VMware, but also the Russian cloud platform of Tioniks company (enters Rostelecom group) implemented on the basis of OpenStack and the certified Linux distribution kits.

In reference DPC of Yekaterinburg the service Virtual DPC is organized in essentially inogy to modular architecture which, on the one hand, allows to scale quickly and cost-efficient a cloud due to standardization and unification of components of modules, and with another — to increase service quality and the actual indicators of SLA due to crushing of a big cloud on small independent modules.

2017: Personal data operator

Rostelecom in Moscow since March, 2017 offers clients service – "Personal data operator" which is intended for the companies processing personal data (PDN). Within service Rostelecom will carry out works on information system protection of PDN and will prepare a necessary document package according to requirements of the legislation for entering of the customer into the Register of operators of PDN in Roskomnadzor.

The relevance of service is connected with requirements of the Federal law of 7/27/2006 No. 152 — the Federal Law "About Personal Data". According to requirements of the law most the companies processing PDN are obliged to take necessary legal and organizational measures on protection of PDN. Despite the instructions of the law, not all companies working with PDN are able to afford to create a similar information security system.

Rostelecom provides service using Virtual DPC which conforms to requirements 152-FZ about a personal data storage. At connection of service Rostelecom conducts all necessary works for entering of the client into the register independently: inspection and security of processing of PDN, formation of model of security risks of PDN, preparation of a document package on processing and protection of PDN and preparation of the notification on personal data processing.

You See Also:

2016

Special rate for access to service Virtual DPC through VPN

Rostelecom develops infrastructure of cloud services, simplifying access to corporate clients to resources of Virtual DPC, and enters a special rate for the organization of a virtual private network - VPN - to physical platforms of the DPC placed in Moscow, Novosibirsk and Adler Usluga[1]

The offer is focused first of all on those clients at whom the service of VPN from Rostelecom is already connected. They should not think over topology of own network now to save on connection to a cloud. The special rate does not depend on the DPC selected by the client for placement of the information system. For example, for clients of Rostelecom connection of any of platforms of Virtual DPC to the existing VPN network will be rated on a flat fare which application will give economy to 40% in comparison with the operating rates for the VPN organization.

"Our company has the whole range of the innovative cloud solutions and services allowing to satisfy practically any needs of corporate and state customers in the portfolio. Cloud services of Rostelecom are universal products which clients of the different industries and scale use: from small hairdressing salons to large manufacturing enterprises. The demand of these services in the market confirms also growth of revenue of the company. According to the results of nine months 2016 revenue of Rostelecom from additional and cloud services grew by 42% in comparison with the same period of last year", - the vice president for work with a corporate and state segment of PJSC Rostelecom Valery Ermakov said.

Thanks to Virtual DPC service customers can lease the computing powers, storage systems and backup provided based on the National cloud platform of Rostelecom instead of independent purchase and service of physical servers.

Rostelecom started two platforms of Virtual DPCs

The Rostelecom company started in the fall of 2016 two platforms of service of Virtual DPC on which clients of the company can place the information systems. So, in addition to two already available platforms in Moscow and Novosibirsk two more were added — in Adler (based on the former Olympic DPC) and in Moscow (on MMTS-9).


It is expected that start of new platforms will give to clients more opportunities in the choice of places of physical placement of information resources and systems, and implementation of SDN technology (Software Defined Network) will allow to start next year popular additional services — consolidation of networks in different platforms and different DPCs, disaster tolerance, migration of virtual machines between platforms, providing priorities in service quality (QoS), for example, ensuring the guaranteed bandwidth and others.

Thanks to Virtual DPC service customers can lease the computing powers, storage systems and backup provided based on a national cloud platform of Rostelecom instead of purchase and service of physical servers, noted in the company.

According to Rostelecom, Virtual DPC of Rostelecom is distinguished: flexible individual configurations of virtual machines, the choice of the operating system, a possibility of change of number of the virtual machines which are a part of service, high availability of service, security of information according to the operating state standards.

In general the service provides the due level of security of information resources and is intended for the broadest spectrum of the companies — from medium and small business in different fields of activity to large customers of all levels and also public authorities.

The configuration of service and  calculation of cost occur directly on  the website www.rt.ru and  in  the cloud.rt.ru control panel. For  the order of service the client needs to tell only the company name, the e-mail address and  the mobile phone for  communication.

Expansion of functionality

Rostelecom expanded in the spring of 2016 functionality of Virtual DPC: it allows instead of purchase and service of own server hardware to start and operate virtual machines on a cloud platform of Rostelecom for placement of the high-loaded database management systems and creation of private clouds.

The clients preferring the Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization platform can on a management portal in the mode of self-service now order and configure several external IP addresses for the information systems. In a product there was a possibility of the order of a pool of cloud resources not only with "fast" disks based on DWH with a SAS disks, but also with "standard" disks based on DWH with SATA disks at more beneficial price.

The product which is maintaining a large number of virtualization platforms – VMware of ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack KVM – and having additional functional services (backup, monitoring, balancing of loading, VPN connections) now allows to place information systems of increasing number of clients with different requirements to a cloud platform.

The service providing the high level of security of information resources is intended for the broadest spectrum of the companies - from medium and small business in different fields of activity to large customers of all levels and also public authorities.

Functionality of service: independent lease and setup of a cloud on the website, a flexible configuration of virtual servers, placement in DPC at choice - Moscow, Novosibirsk, Sochi, setup of parameters of security, support of the majority of operating systems (Windows and Linux).

Virtual DPC of Rostelecom is distinguished: flexible individual configurations of virtual machines, the choice of the operating system, a possibility of change of number of the virtual machines which are a part of service, high reliability and availability of service, security of information according to the operating state standards.

It is possible to connect service in short terms on the website of Rostelecom. After approval of the order deployment of virtual machines and configuring of the ordered infrastructure is automatically performed. Approximate time of deployment of service takes about 10 min.

The simplified order of Virtual DPC

Since July, 2016 the possibility of the simplified order of a cloud service – Virtual DPC became available to clients of Rostelecom. Thanks to this service customer companies can lease the computing powers, storage systems and backup provided based on the National cloud platform of Rostelecom.

The configuration of service and calculation of cost occur directly on the website http://rt.ru. For the order of service the client needs to tell only the company name, the e-mail address and the mobile phone for communication.

Activation is performed automatically by input of the code from the Sms. Begin to use Virtual DPC it is possible already in a few minutes after the order. Besides, the free 7-day test period which can be prolonged up to 30 days is available.

It is possible to test the new mechanism of the order of service on the website:

2015

"Virtual DPC 2.0": service for providing the certified cloud infrastructure of DPC of Rostelecom with payment after delivery of consumption and an opportunity by management of all virtual resources from the Windows Azure Pack web interface.

2013

At the beginning of December, 2013 Rostelecom announced start of new service based on own cloud platform – "A virtual data processing center" within which infrastructure for processing and data storage on the IaaS model is offered to the user.

It is possible to order service in shop of services on the o7.com portal. As told TAdviser in Rostelecom, for launch virtual infrastructure based on the systems of virtualizationVMware vSphere and the free softwareof KVM is available to users.

At the order of service the client independently creates a configuration of the virtual machine using the designer of a configuration and receives its automatically calculated cost. The virtual machine based on KVM with configuration 2 vCPU, 4 GB of vRAM, 60 GB of vHDD will cost about 2,796 rub/month including VAT, give an example in Rostelecom.

According to representatives of the company, approximate time of deployment of service is about 10 min., and the guaranteed level of providing service – 99.95%.

Examples of configurations and cost of virtual machines of Rostelecom
Examples of configurations and cost of virtual machines of Rostelecom


Important competitive advantage of the service in Rostelecom consider placement of a cloud platform in own DPCs, security of client data according to the existing state standards and also compliance of a cloud platform of the Federal Law "About Personal Data". All this allows to offer this service to public authorities, speak in the company.

The moment of an output to the market of service of virtual DPC in Rostelecom explained TAdviser with the fact that the IaaS market has the greatest gain for last year, and besides, on this service even before start requests from clients of the company began to arrive.

Rostelecom follows market trends and starts services which have the largest potential in the Russian market of cloud services. We work at the territory of all Russia and actually we create the market in regions", - the representative of operator says.

Add to the companies that cloud services allow the companies and state structures to save on purchase of the equipment and software, tenancy of DPC and also allow to retrain the IT specialists on new projects instead of service of IT infrastructure.

Notes

  1. of the organization of VPN network – the effective tool for creation of a common information space of the company. The main idea of virtual private networks (or VPN – Virtual Private Network) is a creation of a single virtual network of the organization, without construction of expensive backbone networks, access networks and their service. Usluga leases of the VPN server allows to organize a corporate local network or to create VPN network of federal or international scale, having integrated offices of customer company in one network infrastructure. Usluga of the organization of VPN network is a high-tech solution which combines in itself efficiency, reliability, simplicity and profitability.