OpenNMS Pmatrix – making a NOC more like a Trading Floor

The attached video is a repeat of a talk given by Dr Craig Gallen at the OUCE 2014 OpenNMS user conference suggesting that future Network Operations Centres (NOCs) will become more like Commodity Trading Desks.

In the future network, compute and storage infrastructure will all be virtualised and offered through ‘Cloud Services’. We expect that a market in trade-able cloud ICT resources will emerge and that the pressure to optimise the utilisation of large data centres will greatly increase. In this talk we will discuss the future trends and look at options for making OpenNMS a key component to help with ‘sweating the assets’ of a cloud service provider. We also present an early attempt to address this problem, the OpenNMS Pmatrix display, created in partnership with TMX Atrium, a leading low latency venue-neutral infrastructure provider for financial services participants in Europe and North America.