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While much has been said about network virtualization, current solutions remain limited to simplistic use cases, restricting services within boundaries of single data centers or virtualized......

While much has been said about network virtualization, current solutions remain limited to simplistic use cases, restricting services within boundaries of single data centers or virtualized islands. We describe a novel approach that fulfills the promise of massively scalable network virtualization and enables the seamless interconnection of cloud services with existing enterprise environments. Speaker: Scott Sneddon, Principle Solutions Architect, Nuage Networks

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  • 1. Copyright 2013 Alcatel-Lucent. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL - SOLELY FOR AUTHORIZED PERSONS HAVING A NEED TO KNOW PROPRIETARY – USE PURSUANT TO COMPANY INSTRUCTION Nuage Networks The True Potential of Network Virtualization Scott Sneddon scott@nuagenetworks.net @ssneddon
  • 2.  More endpoints  Dynamic connections Explosion
  • 3. Number of endpoints Traditional Server Environment Virtualized Compute Environment Nature of connections Connection longevity Service Requirements Simple Variable Impacts on Network
  • 4.  Highly static  Configuration-driven  NOT responsive to application needs  Prone to failure Cumbersome
  • 5. NETWORK ELEMENT MANAGER Fabric (ToR & Core SW) DC Edge (GW-Router) Orchestration STORAGE MGMT Ap p App COMPUTE MGMT V-Switch Cumbersome
  • 6.  Islands of connectivity  Limiting flexibility Restricted
  • 7. Business VPN Service Private Datacenter Restricted
  • 8.  Underutilized assets  NOT multi-tenant Inefficient
  • 9. 57% 18% 13% 8% 4% Source: James Hamilton, VP and Distinguished Engineer Amazon Web Services Servers Other Networking Power Power Distribution & cooling Inefficient
  • 10. The True Potential of Network Virtualization Programmable, Automated, Seamless
  • 11. A shift in How applications interact with the networkABSTRACTION IT-Friendly Definition A Fundamental Shift Lost in Translation
  • 12. A shift in How network services are instantiatedAUTOMATION Auto-instantiation A Fundamental Shift Configuration-driven
  • 13.  SDN Controller  Instantaneous programming of the network Virtualized Services Controller (VSC)  Event-driven automation  Integration of bare-metal assets Virtual Routing & Switching (VRS)  Business/IT policy engine (definition of rules)  Analytics & service templates Virtualized Services Directory (VSD) Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) Nuage Networks VSP Software Suite
  • 14. Current (1st Gen) Nuage Networks VSP Within one datacenter (partial or full) Across multiple datacenters Manual Seamless, Automated L2 with L3/L4 support Integrated L2-L4 Proprietary Open/Standards based (BGP) Basic Policy-based provisioning, abstraction and analytics Virtualized Services Platform
  • 15. Programmability
  • 16. Service Provider Enterprise A Enterprise B Engineering Operations QA Operations Engineering User 2 User 1 User 3 User 2 User 1 User 2 User 1 User 3 User 1 User 2 Domain 2 App Container Zones Domain 1 App Container Zones ROLE BASED HIERARCHY FLEXIBLE ASSIGNMENT TO RESOURCES Programmability
  • 17. Automation
  • 18. Instant, policy-based connectivity IP Network VM VM VM Compute Management. Virtualized Services Directory Compute or Storage Event Automation Compute Event Virtual switches
  • 19. Seamless Connectivity
  • 20. Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor DC1 Zone 1 Cloud Service Management Plane Datacenter Control Plane Datacenter Data Plane DC1 Zone 2 Datacenter 2` Federation of controllers DC WAN Router Service Provider Data Plane IP / MPLS Service Provider Control Plane Virtualized Services Controller Virtualized Services Directory Virtualized Services Controller Business VPN Service Private Datacenter Domain Subnets VPN Internet Zones Policies Seamless Connectivity
  • 21. DATACENTER NETWORK . . . . Any Compute Virtualization Environment Any Datacenter Networking Hardware Any Server or Hypervisor Openness
  • 22. SLOW INSTANTANEOUS RESTRICTED BOUNDARYLESS Eliminating Datacenter Network Constraints
  • 23. …but delivering a technology is only part of the solution We need to drive a cultural change…
  • 24. Let’s start with changing the organization
  • 25. When all you have is a hammer…And shift our operational methods Trouble Tickets, Manual Processes
  • 26. Continuous network service delivery DevOps for NetOps Application driven automation Provide a complete toolkit…
  • 27. Help us (netops) get there • Don’t accept the status quo • Empower your netops team to improve the service they deliver to you • Include your network architects early in technology research • Encourage a “blurry” demarcation of responsibilities • Encourage your network engineers to take a codecademy course
  • 28. Programmable, Automated, Seamless Network Virtualization Getting out of the developer’s way
  • 29. 29 9/19/2013 Network Virtualization NOW @nuagenetworks @ssneddon