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Find out how 6WIND brings networking performance to virtualized architectures.

Find out how 6WIND brings networking performance to virtualized architectures.

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  • 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. V1.0 | 2©6WIND 2014  Deliver the industry’s highest performance packet processing software to shorten the path to profitability for network vendors.  Enable Service Providers, Cloud and Content Providers and Enterprises to capitalize on the SDN / NFV transformation by transparently providing network performance and scalability. The 6WIND Vision
  • 3. V1.0 | 3©6WIND 2014  Enable open platform ecosystem to replace dedicated hardware with commodity servers and virtualization.  Close the performance gap for Cloud and Content 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 $
  • 4. V1.0 | 4©6WIND 2014 Requirements Increase with Data Center Virtualization Hypervisor Virtual Machine Application Linux Virtual Machine Application Windows Virtual Machine Application Any OS Virtual Machine Application Any OS Hardware Independence High Performance East-West Communications Throughput VM Density
  • 5. V1.0 | 5©6WIND 2014 Limitations of Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) Virtual Machine Application Linux Virtual Machine Application Windows Virtual Machine Application Any OS Virtual Machine Application Any OS High Performance East-West Communications VM Density SR-IOVHypervisor Hardware Independence Throughput
  • 6. V1.0 | 6©6WIND 2014 Limitations of Virtual Switching Virtual Machine Application Linux Virtual Machine Application Windows Virtual Machine Application Any OS Virtual Machine Application Any OS High Performance East-West Communications VM Density Hypervisor Virtual Switch Throughput Hardware Independence
  • 7. V1.0 | 7©6WIND 2014 6WIND Meets Increased Data Center Virtualization Requirements Virtual Machine Application Linux Virtual Machine Application Windows Virtual Machine Application Any OS Virtual Machine Application Any OS High Performance East-West Communications VM Density Hypervisor Virtual Switch High ThroughputHardware Independence Accelerated Virtual Switch
  • 8. V1.0 | 8©6WIND 2014 6WINDGate Packet Processing Software: High Performance, Transparency, Scalability  Fastest performance on the market; in both physical and virtual environments  Transparent, no change to OS, hypervisor and management  Available across major platforms  Native support for network protocols Multicore Processor Platform Fast PathNetwork Stack Control Plane Fast Path Fast Path Fast Path Fast Path
  • 9. V1.0 | 9©6WIND 2014 6WINDGate Resolves the 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 ...
  • 10. V1.0 | 10©6WIND 2014 6WINDGate Brings Networking Performance to Virtualized Architectures NICs DPDK (Intel and multi-vendor NIC drivers) Fast vNIC OVS Acceleration Additional Features (L3 Routing, Firewall, NAT…) Virtual Switch Fast vNIC PMD Virtio PMD Fast vNIC Linux Virtio Virtio Fast vNIC Virtual Appliance (DPDK- based) Virtual Appliance (Linux- based) Virtual Appliance (Other OSs) Drivers for Virtual Appliance • 6WIND drivers for high performance communications • Standard drivers for existing Virtual Appliances • Extensible for all OSs Accelerated Virtual Switch • 6WIND drivers for high performance communications • Accelerated Open vSwitch • Extended network services • DPDK with multi-vendor NIC support Virtio
  • 11. V1.0 | 11©6WIND 2014  Increase VM density  No change in VMs  No impact on management Use Case Example 1: Increase VM Density Fast Path Leverage 40 G ports to reduce costs by 75% per port VM VM VMVM VM VM VM VMVM VM Standard Linux VMVM Virtual Switch Accelerated Virtual Switch FastPath Virtual Switch
  • 12. V1.0 | 12©6WIND 2014  6WINDGate OVS L2 switching performance  6.8 Mpps per core  Nearly 70 Mpps using 10 cores (20 threads)  Performance scales linearly with the number of cores configured to run the fast path.  Performance is independent of frame size. 6WINDGate Accelerated OVS: Over 10x Performance over Standard Linux
  • 13. V1.0 | 13©6WIND 2014 OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS OVS Without 6WINDGate 3X More VMs, 3X More Performance 70% Less Servers, ROI in < 3 Months 128 byte-packets 500 Mbps per VM 16 Cores / 4 VMs per core 8 Gbps 16 VMs 24 Gbps 48 VMs 6WINDGate Reduces VM TCO
  • 14. V1.0 | 14©6WIND 2014  Enable new services based on high performance East/West traffic  No impact on management Use Case Example 2: Enable High Performance East-West Cloud Services Leverage 40 G ports to reduce costs by 75% per port VM VM Standard Linux VMVM Virtual Switch Accelerated Virtual Switch FastPath Virtual Switch
  • 15. V1.0 | 15©6WIND 2014 Virtual Network Function Virtual Network Function Virtual Network Function Lowest Latency with Flexibility Between Workloads 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. V1.0 | 16©6WIND 2014 6WIND Meets Increased Data Center Virtualization Requirements Virtual Machine Application Linux Virtual Machine Application Windows Virtual Machine Application Any OS Virtual Machine Application Any OS High Performance East-West Communications VM Density Hypervisor Virtual Switch High ThroughputHardware Independence Accelerated Virtual Switch
  • 17. V1.0 | 17©6WIND 2014