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6WINDGate™ - Accelerated Data Plane Solution for EPC and vEPC

  1. 1. v1.0 | ©6WIND 2014. All rights reserved. All brand names, trademarks and copyright information cited in this presentation shall remain the property of its registered owners. SPEED MATTERS
  2. 2. v1.0 | 2©6WIND 2014  Enable open platform ecosystem to replace dedicated hardware with commodity servers and virtualization.  Close the performance gap for Service Providers to upgrade their network architecture. The Promise Of 6WIND Network Architecture Transformation Dedicated Hardware And Software Platform White Box Ecosystem Virtualization Rigid Platform Long Time To Market Open Platform Inexpensive Rapid Services Creation $$$ Expensive $
  3. 3. v1.0 | 3©6WIND 2014  Best in class packet processing technology thanks to 6WIND deep expertise in networking and more than 150 man years of development.  Since the first shipment of its 6WINDGate software in 2007, 6WIND has been selected and deployed by Blue Chip companies to unlock hidden infrastructure performance.  6WIND is an independent software vendor and 6WINDGate is the only heterogeneous networking stack to support major market- leading hardware platforms.  6WIND is privately held and headquartered in France, with offices in Asia and the US. 6WIND Facts
  4. 4. v1.0 | 4©6WIND 2014 Generic Hardware Platform Network Architecture Transformation Towards NFV Proprietary Hardware Platform Application Proprietary Hardware Platform Application Proprietary Hardware Platform Application Application Application Application Virtualization Generic Hardware Platforms Application Application Application
  5. 5. v1.0 | 5©6WIND 2014 Performance Challenges for EPC and vEPC EPC  vEPC MME SGW PGW Linux PGW Application Software VM PCEF, ADC … VM MME VM SGW VM PGW NFV Infrastructure Hypervisor Packet processing performance on generic servers Aggregated bandwidth to EPC workloads Packet processing performance for each EPC workload East West communications
  6. 6. v1.0 | 6©6WIND 2014  Fastest performance on the market; in both physical and virtual environments  Transparent, no change necessary to OS, hypervisor and management  Available across all major platforms  Native support for all major network protocols 6WINDGate on Standard Platforms: Paradigm Shift In Packet Processing Software
  7. 7. v1.0 | 7©6WIND 2014 6WINDGate Removes Performance Bottlenecks Performance (MillionsOfPackets PerSecond) ... Fast Path Cores ... Increase OS stability by offloading resource intensive mundane tasks Standard Linux Becomes Unstable Performance benefits scale with the number of processing cores 1 2 3 8 9 10 ...
  8. 8. v1.0 | 8©6WIND 2014 Networking Stack Control Plane Fast Path Transparent to Operating System ?Local info Local info Fast path packet Continuous synchronization Exception packet Synchronization modules
  9. 9. v1.0 | 9©6WIND 2014  Fast path-based data plane solution leveraging DPDK and extensions (multi-vendor 10G and 40G NICs, smart NICs, and more)  Comprehensive hardware cryptographic acceleration (Cave/Coleto Creek, Cavium NITROX and more)  High performance and scalable IPv4 and IPv6 forwarding supporting over 10 Mpps per core and virtual routing  High capacity firewall and NAT  Wide tunneling support including GTP and MPLS  Accelerated IPsec stack supporting over 190 Gbps on a 40 core server  Accelerated TCP/UDP stack supporting millions of concurrent sessions on a server High Performance Data Plane (Example on Intel Platforms – Detailed Benchmarks Available for all Platforms)
  10. 10. v1.0 | 10©6WIND 2014 Available for Industry-Leading Processor Platforms ZoL™DPDKSimple ExecNetOS Architecture-independent “Fast Path Modules” • Generic, processor-independent source code • Cycle-level and pipeline-level optimizations Architecture-specific "Fast Path Networking SDK" • Zero-overhead API for fast path modules • Support for processor-specific features and resources • Leverages processor suppliers' SDKs Data Plane Fast Path FPN-SDK FPN-SDK FPN-SDK FPN-SDK
  11. 11. v1.0 | 11©6WIND 2014  Based on dpdk.org  6WINDGate DPDK add-ons available for increased system functionality, performance and reliability  Poll Mode Drivers for multi-vendor NICs  Mellanox ConnectX-3® EN Series PMD  Emulex OCE14102 PMD  Performance acceleration for virtualized networking  Fast vNIC PMD  VMXNET3 Guest VMware PMD  VIRTIO Guest XEN-KVM PMD  Crypto acceleration modules that leverage  Cavium NITROX SDK 5.x Crypto  Intel® Multi-Buffer Crypto  Intel® QuickAssist Crypto 6WINDGate DPDK Features and Benefits Virtualization acceleration Fast vNIC PMD VMXNET3 Guest VMware PMD VIRTIO Guest XEN- KVM PMD Crypto acceleration Cavium NITROX SDK 5.x Crypto Intel® Multi-Buffer Crypto Intel® QuickAssist Crypto dpdk.org Multi-vendor NIC support Emulex OCE14102 PMD Mellanox ConnectX®- 3 EN Series PMD
  12. 12. v1.0 | 12©6WIND 2014 6WINDGate Extensions to Virtualization NICs DPDK (Intel and multi-vendor NIC drivers) Host Driver OVS Acceleration Additional Features (L3 Routing, Firewall, NAT…) Virtual Switch Fast vNIC PMD Virtio PMD Fast vNIC Linux Virtio Virtio Fast vNIC EPC Workload EPC Workload EPC Workload Drivers for Virtual Appliance • Fast vNIC drivers for high performance communications • Standard drivers for existing VAs • Extensible for all OSs Accelerated Virtual Switch • DPDK with multi-vendor NIC support • OVS acceleration • Extended network services • Host driver for high performance communications
  13. 13. v1.0 | 13©6WIND 2014  High performance switching aggregated bandwidth for EPC workloads without any modification in the virtual switch  Hardware independent VNF network attachments for seamless network hardware upgrades and VNF migration  Low-latency inter-VNF communications  Enhanced features beyond switching (L3 forwarding, virtual routing, firewall, IPsec and more) for extended chaining capabilities  Support for multi-vendor VNFs based on different OSs 6WIND’s Open Networking Platform For NFVI
  14. 14. v1.0 | 14©6WIND 2014 10 x 40 Gbps Full Duplex Traffic Virtual Switch Acceleration Accelerated Open vSwitch Open vSwitch Traffic Generator  No modification is required to OVS, OS, Hypervisor, Management  L2 switching capability on 10 cores using 40G Ethernet  52 Mpps with 64 byte packets  195 Gbps with 1280 byte packets OpenFlow Controller
  15. 15. v1.0 | 15©6WIND 2014 Virtual Network Function Virtual Network Function Virtual Network Function Virtual Switch-Based NFVI Lowest Latency and Flexible Chaining PCI Express Local NIC External Switch Physical Switching Limitations • Hardware dependent switching (SR-IOV, RDMA, NIC embedded switching) • Throughput is limited by PCI Express (50 Gbps) and faces PCI Express and DMA additional latencies • Available PCI slots limit the number of chained VNFs • At 30 Gbps a single VNF is supported per node! Virtual Switching With 6WINDGate • Hardware independent virtual switching (NIC driver) • Aggregate 500 Gbps bandwidth with low latency • No external limit to number of chained VNFs 50 Gbps 500 Gbps 6WINDGate Accelerated OVS
  16. 16. v1.0 | 16©6WIND 2014 FastPath IPv4/IPv6 Forwarding MPLS/VPLS Encapsulation IPv4/IPv6 Multi-cast Filtering IPv4/IPv6 IPsec SVTI VLAN Link Aggregation NAT GRE TCP/UDP Termination Flow Inspection L2TP/ PPPoE BRAS GTP-UVXLAN Tunneling (IPinIP) IPsec IPv4/IPv6 Ethernet Bridging 6WINDGate Module List DistributedArch. Fast path extensions Control plane extensions ControlPlane BFD SMR L2TP, PPPoE BRAS Routing Virtual Routing Security VRRP LACP VPN Monitoring HighAvailability LACP Firewall / NAT Routing ARP / NDP DPDK Fast vNIC PMD VMXNET3 Guest VMware PMD Intel® QuickAssist Crypto VIRTIO Guest XEN-KVM PMD Intel® Multi- Buffer Crypto Cavium NITROX SDK 5.X Crypto Mellanox ConnectX®-3 EN Series PMD FPN-SDK OVS Acceleration Emulex OCE14000 Series PMD QoS Hardware platform independence Modular virtualization extensions Complete protocol portfolio for EPC and vEPC Generic software
  17. 17. v1.0 | 17©6WIND 2014 6WINDGate for EPC and vEPC VM PCEF, ADC… EPC  vEPC MME SGW PGW Linux PGW Application Software VM Mgmt VM MME VM SGW VM PGW NFV Infrastructure Hypervisor Develop high performance EPC in bare metal and virtualized environments Open high performance networking platform for NFVI based on virtual switch acceleration Develop high performance EPC in bare metal environments Modularity and availability on different hardware platforms enable a progressive transition from EPC to vEPC
  18. 18. v1.0 | 18©6WIND 2014