Cisco Unified Fabric : Consistent Networking , across Physical, Virtual, Cloud-based Networks
 

Cisco Unified Fabric : Consistent Networking , across Physical, Virtual, Cloud-based Networks

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The data center and the role of IT is changing. Increasing cost pressures, technology changes, and the advent of game-changers like cloud are forcing IT executives to look at how to deliver IT ...

The data center and the role of IT is changing. Increasing cost pressures, technology changes, and the advent of game-changers like cloud are forcing IT executives to look at how to deliver IT differently. This presentation explains how Cisco’s Unified Data Center platform can help you evolve your data center from a cost center to a service center.

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  • In conclusion—we realize that IT organizations have greater demands than they ever have before. We believe that the best way to address them is through IT services delivered on demand—with a foundation that integrates technology, people, and processes. Cisco UCS is founded on this unified approach—and will allow your organization to redefine data center economics—and dedicate the majority of your resources toward delivering innovation for the business.  
  • The data centerand the role of ITis changing. Increasing cost pressures, technology changes, and the advent of game-changers like cloud are forcing IT executives to look at how to deliver IT differently. What we’re going to cover today is how Cisco’s Unified Data Center platform can help you evolve your data center from a cost center to a service center.Cisco’s unique unified approach in the data center can help you redefine the economics of your IT operations, so you can spend more of your resources on delivering innovation to your business. With our unified architecture, Cisco can help increase business agility, reduce CapEx and OpEx through financial efficiency, and dramatically simplify your IT operations.  To set the stage for how Cisco accomplishes this, I’d like to start by looking at the current state of most IT operations.
  • The challenge businesses have in implementing this vision is that a lot of their existing IT – the people and their skill base, the processes they use, even the technology they have implemented, are very silo-based—and not designed to integrate into an automated, on demand model. This is where Cisco provides tremendous value. Our strategy is to help customers evolve away from these silos, and help them evolve their people, processes, and their technologies so that they actually can deliver IT as a service and best take advantage of the trends in the data center. Cisco believes it is important to take an approach that doesn’t look at technologies, processes, and people in isolation. By taking a unified approach and working with technologies that are designed to work together, you are freed to move beyond convergence, enabling a powerful IT-as a service foundation that redefines data center economics and delivers performance, reliability, and business innovation. Unification is the element that will deliver that.Cisco addresses these with a holistic Unified Data Center approach which is founded on a unified, fabric-based design has been developed, from the ground up, to integrate technology silos, reduce costs, and improve productivity.   The ideal platform for delivering IT as a Service, Cisco Unified Data Center enables several unique benefits: First, The Unified Data Center architecture unifies and dynamically optimizes compute, storage, and network resources that can be securely and rapidly repurposed and managed on demand to meet the needs of different customers or applications.  Cisco uniquely unifies data centers with the Intelligent Network, via modular, self-integrating computing elements. Unified Computing is our fabric-based x86 architecture. By creating a networked, highly programmable platform optimized for virtualization and cloud, customers have a computing platform that can be rapidly deployed and easily maintained while being able to provide switching, policy and services down to the virtual machine. The network no longer stops at the server—it extends into the server. Through deep integration between the server application environment and the network, security is able to move with the virtual environment. The integration between the network and the data center enables both elements to work as one and deliver a guaranteed experience within clouds, between clouds, and beyond the cloud.  The Unified Data Center architecture delivers automated provisioning and management of the shared fabric of compute, network, and storage resources for the delivery of IT services within and between data centers. These new, simplified levels of automation help IT organizations keep pace with rapid change—and deliver new capabilities back to the business—such as self-service, or chargeback functionality. Unified Management brings together Cisco’s Intelligent Automation for Cloud, which provides a self-service portal, service catalog, management and orchestration capabilities along with the Network Services Manager for automated network provisioning, and UCS Manager for UCS programmability. Unified Fabric isour switching architecture for service-enabled LAN, SAN and converged networks. With a consistent NX-OS operating system across the MDS and Nexus portfolios, capabilities optimized for virtualization, and security, load balancing and WAN optimization solutions in both a physical and virtual form factor, customers can deploy a intelligent, scalable and highly available infrastructure. Through its secure, scalable network fabric—IT organizations can deliver network infrastructure or network services across all types of applications—from legacy applications like Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft Exchange, to new virtualized applications from the likes of VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix. Consequently, you’ll be able to deliver outstanding scalability, performance, high availability across all of your applications. Only Cisco can do this today. It is the unified approach that allows all of these advantages.
  • Cisco Unified Fabric is the front and center of Cisco Unified Data Center.
  • The Cisco Unified Data center vision encompasses the entire data center, from compute, to networking, to management in any environment to suit the customer need. Whether that need is a traditional data center environment, a private cloud, public cloud, or a hybrid environment, Cisco Unified Data Center covers it. Cisco Unified Data Center can also cover all sizes of data center from small and medium to some of the largest data centers in the world. The Unified Data Center concept also crosses vertical industry boundaries, including service provider, health care, government, education, retail amongst them with the broadest data center portfolio in the industry.Regardless of the workload, the Cisco Unified Data Center vision is flexible enough to handle it. From physical work loads, virtual work loads, to cloud and hybrid cloud workloads, the architectural flexibility to accommodate it is part of the base philosophy. Cisco delivers a reliable, consistent, and simple architecture. We accomplish this with built-in policy, network features, management, and programmability. All of these things together enables IT to change from cost center to a strategic business enabler, becoming IT as a Service.
  • As you can see, customers who have implemented Cisco Unified Fabric are reaping benefits in every category, from traditional costs such as capital outlay for infrastructure and energy to business oriented categories such as lowered deployment times. Unified Fabric allows you to shift productivity of your staff from maintenance to implementation, increasing efficiency without adding headcount.Lets take a look at the Unified Fabric portfolio that makes this possible. (next slide)
  • The Cisco Unified Fabric Switching portfolio offers one of the broadest data center LAN and SANswitching portfolio’s in the industry spanning from the Hypervisor to the data center core. Cisco Unified Fabric provides the flexibility of high-performance, highly available, highly-scalable networks to serve diverse data centers needs including the lossless requirements to carry diverse storage traffic (FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NAS) over a simplified infrastructure based on 10Gb Ethernet. All platforms in the portfolio run on a common operating system - NX-OS. Having a single operating system across every element of the data center network, provides operational and functional consistency with tight integration across the unified fabric significantly simplifying operations and providing a foundation for accelerated innovations. Management is an integral part of the product line as well. We have a single pane of management for Nexus and MDS families with Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) for simplified operations and control.
  • Lets dive down a bit deeper into some specific use cases. These use cases show specifically how Cisco Unified Fabric brings value and some implementation generalities. Lets start with LAN/SAN Convergence.
  • In the traditional data center setting, there are two separate networks. One network is the LAN, an Ethernet based network used for connecting servers to each other and to users. The other is the SAN, or storage area network used only for connecting server and storage devices such as disk arrays and tape arrays. The LAN simply was not reliable enough for delivery-sensitive storage and Fibre Channel SANs solved that problem. But with the evolution of virtualization and the challenges of shrinking data centers, the LAN/SAN arrangement is becoming cumbersome, especially in the light of workload mobility. The additional costs of doubled infrastructure from two separate networks there is considerable extra management costs in tools and administrator hours. Automation, the key to the fully virtualized or private cloud data center becomes more difficult. Disaster recovery operations become more difficult to plan and execute. Siloed LAN and SAN infrastructure is not an efficient model.
  • With Cisco Unified Fabric multiprotocol solution, customers can begin to reap the benefits of a converged data center networking solution without going through a traumatic rip and replace cycle. With the Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS, customers can choose the method that suits their environment and protects their existing investment in SAN infrastructure. Features like Unified Ports on the Nexus 5500 Series provide the needed flexibility. Customers can change the nature of a port on certain models of the Nexus 5500 series from Ethernet to Fibre Channel with a simple license change. Multiprotocol support means that customers can effect change gradually and non-disruptively. From a management perspective, the Cisco Data Center Network Manger provides single pane of glass management across the LAN, the SAN, and the converged network.Lets move on to our next deployment example, Data Center Consolidation.
  • At the end of the convergence road, customers who have moved to a converged LAN/SAN infrastructure will enjoy reduced costs. This includes physical costs such as heating and cooling, energy, space and cabling. Management costs also go down considerably with the concomitant reduction in network complexity. Role-based configuration in DCNM allows for SAN administrators to concentrate on storage and LAN administrators to concentrate on Ethernet, even in a converged environment. This preserves current staff structure and personnel. Administrators overall can spend more time on projects that benefit the business and less time on day to day maintenance.All of this can be accomplished with Cisco Unified Fabric and in an evolutionary manner. Convergence, regardless of protocol, can be done without major disruption. Only Cisco brings the flexibility to accommodate your specific business needs.
  • Many organizations have multiple data centers.This situation may be the result of corporate acquisitions that bring new data centers into the network. During the acquisition it’s easier to leave the acquired DC operational to support their systems. Over a period of years, some organizations find themselves with three, four, or even more data centers when they may need only one or two. The costs for maintaining those additional data centers can be significant. Each must be staffed with computer operators, production control personnel, system administrators, facilities engineers, and other operational specialists. Hardware assets are most likely underutilized, as excess capacity must be maintained to handle spikes in demand for each individual data center. Many other costs can be found to be duplicative among the various data centers.The proliferation of data centers can be reversed with a consolidation strategy. Concentrating computing resources into a small number of physical locations can boost the productivity of IT assets and personnel and simplify their management. However, there are challenges to consolidation, which include…server and network capacity at the main DC, providing secure segmentation if required and migrating applications and data to the new data center.
  • Reducing the number of datacenters to one or a few data centers requires more efficient use of space in the remaining data centers and also more network capacity to handle the increased load and secure segmentation if required. The Cisco Unified Fabric provides several innovations and solutions to help customers maximize space and deliver ample network capacity to accommodate small or large data center consolidation. At the server access level, FEX technology enables high density server deployments with easy to deploy and configure ToR Nexus 2000 switches which support GE and 10GE connectivity. Adapter FEX and VM-FEX provide added scalability at the server level by partitioning the server network adapters and by offloading the Hypervisor, allowing for more VMs to be loaded in each server. To support higher density and higher VM to server ratio, 10G connectivity to the server is becoming common place. However, this can lead to bottlenecks between the aggregation and core. To avoid bottlenecks, the Nexus 7000 offers high speed, standards based 40G and 100G connectivity. To scale the bandwidth between the access and aggregation layer and also enable larger layer 2 domains for Virtualized pods, the Cisco Unified Fabric offers vPC and FabricPath which unlike spanning tree allow all links to be active and forwarding. In some situations, separate data centers may have been required to provide isolation and security. With the Unified Fabric, isolation and security can be provided with features like VDC and VRF. A VDC allows a single switch to be partitioned providing complete data plane and control plane separation and fault isolation. It also provides securely delineated administrative contexts so each VDC can be managed by different IT staff. VDC’s allow multiple separate switches to be consolidated into one, reduced number of devices—lowerpower usage, reduced footprint and lower CapEx/OpExOne of the issues of consolidating datacenters is the duration of the outage during the consolidation process when Data is being moved for one DC to the other. Cisco Unified Fabric offers several innovations that help alleviate the migration outage. OTV extends layer 2 domains (VLANs) across any network, allowing for a seamless migration of VMs from one DC to the other. DMM enables online migration of data storage across heterogeneous storage devices
  • By consolidating data centers, IT can save money, time, and simplify corporate systems while increasing the overall utilization of the equipment in the new consolidated facility. Hard costs such as energy and facilities are greatly reduced and planning for disaster recovery is much simplified. Unified Fabric eases the transition and makes future technology transitions easier.Now lets take a look at virtualization and the journey to private cloud.
  • Large scale data center virtualization, particularly application mobility (live migration), introduces a number of challenges for the network and to provide robust networking services to virtual machines. - virtual machines running on the same server that communicate with each other don’t need to have their network traffic hit the physical network, which can reduce visibility and make it difficult to apply network policies. - when virtual machines move from port to port, the network policy much change on those ports for behavior and policy to remain consistent. This adds complexity to network management. - same with security policies, that must remain consistent with the VM as it moves from rack to rack or DC to DC. - since VM networking typically resides within the server, the possibility exists for the server teams to assume the implementation of the network edge policies and management (with Cisco we keep the virtual switch administration with the network team). - without the proper failover and resiliency technology, you can have single points of failure even in a VM environment.With the VMs being hosted on a physical server it is the server administrator that is currently forced to deploy networking-related configurations and policies on a per VM basis. Due to this role mismatch the chances of error-rate is higher.The network administrator is unable to monitor and manage network-related configuration for each VM. As a result of this lack of visibility, the network administrator cannot define policies to individual VMs that follow through during a VM migration. Customers face the need for better utilization of compute and network resources like efficient usage of cabling, 10 Gigabit Ethernet bandwidth utilization, and increased costs to maintain and manage the network, server adapters, cables, and power.
  • Cisco provides two technologies to handle the networking-related challenges in a virtualized environment – Cisco Nexus 1000V and Cisco VM-FEX.Cisco VM-FEX collapses virtual and physical networking into a single infrastructure. Data center administrators can now provision, configure, manage, monitor, and diagnose virtual machine network traffic and bare metal network traffic within a unified infrastructure. The virtual switch in this technology is inside the physical switch where the network traffic bypasses the hypervisor in the server.Cisco VM-FEX partitions the server adapter into multiple virtual NICs (vNICs), and each vNIC is assigned to individual virtual machines. By providing switching of VM traffic in hardware switches instead of using a software switch within the hypervisor, Cisco customers achieve greater performance through the consolidation of the virtual and physical access layers.The Nexus 1000V virtual switch brings the network edge right to the virtual machine. The Nexus 1000V runs in the hypervisor inside the application server, yet network administrators are responsible for administration, not the server managers. It is a NX-OS-based switch with feature and management consistency with the physical Nexus switches. It implements a real control or management plane, the virtual supervisor module (VSM), which can run in a separate VM or in a dedicated Nexus 1010 services appliances to offload the application servers. The VSM, unlike other virtual switches, provides feature-rich switch functionality and network policy enforcement with scalability.Network policies are defined by port profiles, which are centrally defined and applied to VM’s according to the required policy. But VM’s need to move due to load balancing, maintenance, recovery, etc. As the VM moves, it’s port profile migrates along with it to the new location, for seamless migration. VM policy mobility is maintained, connection state is maintained through migration, and provides operational efficiency for the virtualization admin and the network admin, with clearly delineated separation of duties.Use Cases: Nexus 1000V: Limited I/O bandwidth requirements and latency sensitivity where the performance impact is not that high like test and dev, web apps. Thereby a solution with a hypervisor is acceptable and all the benefits of Nexus 1000V is very apt.VM-FEX: For higher switch-server I/O consolidation ratios, reduced network infrastructure like that of number of switches, server adapters and cables. I/O performance sensitive applications as well as mission critical apps like Database and Financial apps that need secure I/O transactions and meet SLAs.
  • Cisco Fabric Extender Technology comprises of technologies that enable fabric extensibility with simplified management enabling the switching access layer to extend and expand all the way to the server hypervisor as the customer’s business grows. Based on the emerging standard IEEE 802.1BR, Cisco FEX Technology solution comprises of a parent switch that can be a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch, Nexus 7000 Series Switch or a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect. The parent switch is then extended to connect to the server either as a remote line card with Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders or logically partition or virtualize adapter ports to connect to any type of servers—rack and/or blades, with Cisco Adapter FEX and VM-FEX technologies. The parent switch then acts as a single point of management for this entire FEX architecture. Nexus 2000 Series FEX and B22 FEX act as remote line cards and consolidates network management. B22 FEX enables Cisco to now extend this winning solution into OEM partner blade chassis. Adapter FEX partitions a single physical server adapter port to multiple virtual ports, where each virtual port can be assigned to individual applications/workloads. By doing so, the customers can now enjoy the ability to deliver to the I/O SLAs, consolidate multiple physical adapter ports into one 10GbE interface with better bandwidth efficiency. This now enables the customer to have a network visibility into the server too.VM-FEX similarly partitions the server adapter port into multiple virtual ports, assigning each virtual port to an individual virtual machine. This now enables the customer to have network visibility not only into the server but also to the level of virtual machines. This consolidates the virtual and physical network further and also provides dedicated I/O to individual virtual machines thereby providing some sense of data isolation with improved performance.
  • Cisco Fabric Extender Technology comprises of technologies that enable fabric extensibility with simplified management enabling the switching access layer to extend and expand all the way to the server hypervisor as the customer’s business grows. Based on the emerging standard IEEE 802.1BR, Cisco FEX Technology solution comprises of a parent switch that can be a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch, Nexus 7000 Series Switch or a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect. The parent switch is then extended to connect to the server either as a remote line card with Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders or logically partition or virtualize adapter ports to connect to any type of servers—rack and/or blades, with Cisco Adapter FEX and VM-FEX technologies. The parent switch then acts as a single point of management for this entire FEX architecture. Nexus 2000 Series FEX and B22 FEX act as remote line cards and consolidates network management. B22 FEX enables Cisco to now extend this winning solution into OEM partner blade chassis. Adapter FEX partitions a single physical server adapter port to multiple virtual ports, where each virtual port can be assigned to individual applications/workloads. By doing so, the customers can now enjoy the ability to deliver to the I/O SLAs, consolidate multiple physical adapter ports into one 10GbE interface with better bandwidth efficiency. This now enables the customer to have a network visibility into the server too.VM-FEX similarly partitions the server adapter port into multiple virtual ports, assigning each virtual port to an individual virtual machine. This now enables the customer to have network visibility not only into the server but also to the level of virtual machines. This consolidates the virtual and physical network further and also provides dedicated I/O to individual virtual machines thereby providing some sense of data isolation with improved performance.
  • Cisco Fabric Extender Technology comprises of technologies that enable fabric extensibility with simplified management enabling the switching access layer to extend and expand all the way to the server hypervisor as the customer’s business grows. Based on the emerging standard IEEE 802.1BR, Cisco FEX Technology solution comprises of a parent switch that can be a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch, Nexus 7000 Series Switch or a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect. The parent switch is then extended to connect to the server either as a remote line card with Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders or logically partition or virtualize adapter ports to connect to any type of servers—rack and/or blades, with Cisco Adapter FEX and VM-FEX technologies. The parent switch then acts as a single point of management for this entire FEX architecture. Nexus 2000 Series FEX and B22 FEX act as remote line cards and consolidates network management. B22 FEX enables Cisco to now extend this winning solution into OEM partner blade chassis. Adapter FEX partitions a single physical server adapter port to multiple virtual ports, where each virtual port can be assigned to individual applications/workloads. By doing so, the customers can now enjoy the ability to deliver to the I/O SLAs, consolidate multiple physical adapter ports into one 10GbE interface with better bandwidth efficiency. This now enables the customer to have a network visibility into the server too.VM-FEX similarly partitions the server adapter port into multiple virtual ports, assigning each virtual port to an individual virtual machine. This now enables the customer to have network visibility not only into the server but also to the level of virtual machines. This consolidates the virtual and physical network further and also provides dedicated I/O to individual virtual machines thereby providing some sense of data isolation with improved performance.
  • Lets focus on another aspect of application performance and quality of service that we call Dynamic Workload Scaling (DWS) or Cloud Bursting. The basic scenario is that one of our mission critical data center applications experiences intermittent (and potentially unexpected) peak loads that can overwhelm the server resources that are typically required for the quality of service (QoS) that we require. An example might be an online flower store that gets two orders of magnitude more traffic in the weeks of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day than the other 50 weeks of the year (although, in this case the expanded capacity is largely predictable).Fortunately, this is a virtual application and we have the ability to create new virtual machines to handle additional capacity. Many organizations are now looking to outsource these peak loads to cloud service providers rather than owning all the resources that might only be used 10% of the time. In many cases, that would be a lot of cap-ex to waste. Or maybe there’s an in-house remote data center with additional capacity that be leveraged, i.e., a private cloud. Either way, public or private cloud capacity expansion, provisioning and load balancing presents some challenges, not the least of which is figuring out how to optimize the use of these cloud resources so as to minimize costs, and effectively distribute loads across all available resources, including multiple cloud locations.One of the primary challenges is expanding the layer 2 domain of your data center network across multiple cloud sites, since this is required for efficient movement and expansion of virtual workloads (applications), as well as for load balancing. Cisco created Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) on the Nexus 7000 as an optimal way to expand layer 2 domains between sites that would normally require layer 3 routed connectivity. OTV allows remote cloud sites and resources to operate as efficiently as if the resources were local to one data center.At certain capacity thresholds, loads will only then be sent to the cloud, and ACE will continue to balance workloads to the expanded sites until the baseline resources can once again handle the prevailing requests. This ensures that cloud resources are optimally utilized, limiting costs as much as possible. Dynamic Workload Scaling or Cloud Bursting is a great example of how layer 4-7 services like ACE offer a superior solution by being well-integrated with the network fabric (layer 2/3 services) and the rest of the Cisco Unifed Fabric architecture.
  • Lets focus on another aspect of application performance and quality of service that we call Dynamic Workload Scaling (DWS) or Cloud Bursting. The basic scenario is that one of our mission critical data center applications experiences intermittent (and potentially unexpected) peak loads that can overwhelm the server resources that are typically required for the quality of service (QoS) that we require. An example might be an online flower store that gets two orders of magnitude more traffic in the weeks of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day than the other 50 weeks of the year (although, in this case the expanded capacity is largely predictable).Fortunately, this is a virtual application and we have the ability to create new virtual machines to handle additional capacity. Many organizations are now looking to outsource these peak loads to cloud service providers rather than owning all the resources that might only be used 10% of the time. In many cases, that would be a lot of cap-ex to waste. Or maybe there’s an in-house remote data center with additional capacity that be leveraged, i.e., a private cloud. Either way, public or private cloud capacity expansion, provisioning and load balancing presents some challenges, not the least of which is figuring out how to optimize the use of these cloud resources so as to minimize costs, and effectively distribute loads across all available resources, including multiple cloud locations.One of the primary challenges is expanding the layer 2 domain of your data center network across multiple cloud sites, since this is required for efficient movement and expansion of virtual workloads (applications), as well as for load balancing. Cisco created Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) on the Nexus 7000 as an optimal way to expand layer 2 domains between sites that would normally require layer 3 routed connectivity. OTV allows remote cloud sites and resources to operate as efficiently as if the resources were local to one data center.At certain capacity thresholds, loads will only then be sent to the cloud, and ACE will continue to balance workloads to the expanded sites until the baseline resources can once again handle the prevailing requests. This ensures that cloud resources are optimally utilized, limiting costs as much as possible. Dynamic Workload Scaling or Cloud Bursting is a great example of how layer 4-7 services like ACE offer a superior solution by being well-integrated with the network fabric (layer 2/3 services) and the rest of the Cisco Unifed Fabric architecture.
  • Cisco UF is cloud ready with it’s VM-aware and cloud-scale solutions: - The Nexus 1000V brings the network edge right to the hypervisor, providing end-to-end traffic visibility with consistent network policy enforcement - Network policies, including security policies, migrate with the VM, to reduce network and management complexity and allow for automated live migration - Security services have visibility to VM attributes to better develop real-world compliance policies - Network administrators control network policies, even for the virtual switch running in the server. Virtual switch management plane is separate from the server. - Virtualizing the access layer switch and all the networking services (L4-7) makes applications easier to scale, deploy and elastic to resource requirements.Now, lets take a look at our next use case, business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Business continuity has become one of the most important challenges for enterprise IT organizations. Business requirements demand continuous application availability through an infrastructure that can recover from disasters and scale to accommodate dynamic growth. Today, most all organizations are highly dependant on their data and applications to conduct business. A business continuity plan that provides access to their data and applications is no longer an option but a requirement. Business continuity means that your business can continue to meet its objectives, even in the face of a disaster. Just because your data center is about to get flooded by a hurricane, doesn’t mean that your entire business should need to shut down. Business continuity is also about addressing usage overload, being able to bring on additional resources when needed. Otherwise, IT systems can get overwhelmed and slow down or crash if the demand exceeds the capacity. In the global 24x7 business, maintenance outages are becoming harder to schedule…a business continuity plan can also help reduce the impact of maintenance outages. In order to achieve this level of business continuity…your data center has to be agile to rapidly move applications to safe locations or burst to the cloud or to another data center.
  • Cisco’s Unified Fabric delivers an agile architecture and numerous business continuity capabilities that help avoid outages brought on my pending disasters or planned outages. A virtualized server environment provides the agility and flexibility to move applications to avoid disasters. Data centers in the path of natural disasters (such as hurricanes or floods) can proactively migrate their mission-critical application to another data center away from the disaster area and with Unified Fabric innovations such as OTV, LISP and 1000V capabilities which allow seamless and rapid VM migration to cloud or other data centers away from the disaster. The I/O Accelerator (IOA) feature on the Cisco MDS 9000, allows businesses to deploy a highly scalable and comprehensive I/O acceleration solution for data replication by reducing the latency of the I/O exchanges between the replication node and the secondary storage. IOA allows replication over longer distances, providing flexibility in selecting the locations while minimizing the effect on application performance. Cisco ACE working with OTV provides another aspect of Business continuity. When compute resources are overwhelmed by demand, Cisco ACE provides dynamic resource elasticity. Cisco ACE monitors the load on local resources, once a threshold is reached it automatically re-routes additional user requests to predetermined remote compute resources over OTV. This “bursting” keeps local resources from being overloaded and slowing down or worse crashing.
  • With Cisco Unified Fabric you can significantly simplify your network and thus the data center. A simpler data center means that disaster recovery and business continuity are not only easier to plan, but easier to execute if the time comes.The next example is Desktop Virtualization for the enterprise.
  • Desktops have long been a resource-intensive part of the enterprise. Providing employees and contractors with secure access to corporate resources is one of the primary challenges faced by IT. On top of that challenge, applications have become more bandwidth heavy, increasing the bandwidth demands on the network. Users need secure access, not only to corporate line of business applications but to collaboration applications that often feature rich media. This access needs to enable the user and provide a good experience while addressing the security concerns that are unique to virtual infrastructure such as desktop virtualization.
  • The Cisco solution is divided into four parts.The first is access. With Cisco end points and software, end users receive a rich media experience optimized for the kind of media they are receiving. Cisco’s Unified Power over Ethernet provides power beyond what competitors can provide. Access and configuration are done on a plug and play basis with Cisco Auto Smartports which know about the device being plugged in and configure themselves to serve the device within corporate guidelines.Next is security. The Cisco solution provides a single point in which to set a comprehensive policy for network security. Cisco’s experience in networking is put to good use with security products designed for mobile end points and security that is aware of virtualization and the challenges it presents.Third is optimization on the wide area network. Cisco can optimize, monitor and alert to issues effecting your increasingly mobile workforce. Features like Cisco Flexible NetFlow allow customers to monitor a wider range of packet information and look at flow data beyond what was available previously in traditional NetFlow. Customers then can make the correct decisions to give end users a reliably positive experience with their virtual and/or remote devices.Lastly is the infrastructure, built on flexible, secure, and scalable Cisco Unified Fabric. Unified Fabric simplifies the environment while providing a high level of reliability and the scalability needed to support virtual desktop deployments not only today but for tomorrow as well.
  • Delivery of a stable, secure, repeatable, positive user experience is what the Cisco desktop virtualization solution powered by Unified Fabric is all about. Cisco’s experience in the data center, networking, collaboration and security solve the desktop virtualization puzzle and drives greater efficiency for the IT department and the business.
  • Specialized user requirements such as high-frequency trading (HFT) and high-performance computing (HPC) demand a high performance, high bandwidth, and low latency network fabric to achieve business objectives. Time translates into money in stock and bond trading environments and data moving through networks at sub-millisecond speeds means more money making trades can be executed. InHFT/HPC environments, short-lived micro-bursts can occur which can result in data loss due to large amounts of data being generated This is synonymous with losing money in the high stakes business of trading. Cisco’s Nexus 3000 Series of Ultra Low Latency switches are purpose built to handle real-world traffic without dropping important data during the most important times of market activity.
  • With the Cisco solution for high frequency trading, customers can increase the pace of transactions, maximizing revenue.The Cisco Nexus 3000 series include three models (3016, 3048, and 3064). All come in a compact 1RU form factor, offering both speed and resilience to enhance network speed and increase uptime. Key features of the switch include:Low latency: Utilizing the industry’s leading switch-on-a-chip architecture, these switches offer ultra-low latency as well as a dedicated per port and dynamic shared buffer. This buffer helps prevent network slowdown due to micro-bursts of market activity, and the ultra-low latency provides improved data speed.Resilient performance: This resilient switch offers redundant power supply and fan modules and can continue to operate properly even with one failed fan and one failed power supply. In addition, the switch is designed to support efficient data center hot- and cold-aisle designs with front-to-back cooling. The switch also provides ports at the rear to simplify cabling and reduce cable length.Consistent monitoring: This 1RU form factor switch runs the industry-leading Cisco NX-OS operating system, which provides customers with robust features and functionality that are widely deployed globally. Cisco’s Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and Python Scripting
  • In conclusion—we realize that IT organizations have greater demands than they ever have before. We believe that the best way to address them is through IT services delivered on demand—with a foundation that integrates technology, people, and processes. Cisco UCS is founded on this unified approach—and will allow your organization to redefine data center economics—and dedicate the majority of your resources toward delivering innovation for the business.  
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Cisco Unified Fabric : Consistent Networking , across Physical, Virtual, Cloud-based Networks  Cisco Unified Fabric : Consistent Networking , across Physical, Virtual, Cloud-based Networks Presentation Transcript

  • Key Takeaways Ethernet Storage Network NetworkCisco offers the broadest, Cisco® Unified Fabric The Cisco approach services-rich portfolio provides consistent delivers business embracing mega trends: networking across agility, financial data deluge, physical, virtual efficiency,virtualization, and cloud and cloud and IT simplificationC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
  • Cisco Unified FabricConsistent NetworkingAcross Physical, Virtual,and Cloud-Based NetworksBerna DevrimC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
  • The DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE IT CHALLENGE AND ECONOMICS Siloed Network, Compute, Storage Inefficient Resources The Network isSecurity Vulnerabilities Slow, Complex, Front and CenterExpensive Operations Application RestraintsC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
  • The ROLE OF TRANSFORMATION IT as a SERVICE Application Consolidation/ Integration Virtualization EXPLOSION 800% growth in data OF DATA over the next 5 years, with 80% of it being Greenfield unstructured*Data Centers Cloud Data centers can consume 100x more ENERGY energy than the EFFICIENCY offices they support* Desktop Business Continuity, Virtualization Disaster Recovery*Gartner, Data Center Executives Must Address Many Issues in 2012, Mike Chuba Jan ‗12C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
  • The Platform for Delivering IT-as-a-Service UNIFIED UNIFIED UNIFIED COMPUTING FABRIC MANAGEMENT Modular, Stateless Highly Scalable, Secure Automated Computing Elements Network Fabric Resource Management (Physical and Virtual) OPEN RESILIENT SECURE SCALABLEC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
  • The Platform for Delivering IT-as-a-Service UNIFIED UNIFIED UNIFIED COMPUTING FABRIC MANAGEMENT Modular Stateless Highly Scalable, Secure Automated Computing Elements Network Fabric Resource Management (Physical And Virtual)C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
  • Delivering Architectural Flexibility for All Data CentersSCALE CONVERGENCEResilient, High Performance Wire Once for LAN/SANSystems Scale Single Point of ManagementGeographic Span for LAN/SAN Device Consolidation Ethernet Storage Network NetworkINTELLIGENCESeamless VM Networking Secure Separation/multitenancyWorkload Mobility Integrated Application Delivery When the Network Is You Get CONSISTENCY UNIFIED Across Physical, Virtual and Cloud C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7
  • Network is Critical in Delivering IT as a Service CISCO® UNIFIED COMPUTING CISCO® UNIFIED FABRIC CISCO® UNIFIED MANAGEMENT Any Workload Any Service Any Scale Physical LAN/SAN Switching Service Provider Virtual Routing Massively Scalable Security Data Centers Cloud App Optimization Large Enterprise Small & Medium Business CONSISTENT and SIMPLIFIED Policy, Management, ProgrammabilityC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8
  • New Economics of Agility, Efficiency and Simplicity Up to 2x 15–75% 50–80% 43–60% Network Size 99.999% Faster Same Less cost (months-hours) Uptime Savings HeadcountInfrastructure Deployment Disaster Power IT costs times recovery cooling staffingC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9
  • Cisco Unified Fabric Switching Innovations SAN LAN LAN/SAN Cisco Cisco Nexus 7000 Cisco ® MDS Cisco Cisco Nexus 5000 9500 Series Nexus 3000 Nexus 4000 Cisco MDS 9200 Series Cisco Cisco Nexus ® 1010 Nexus 2000 Cisco MDS 9100 Series Cisco Nexus 1000V CISCO NX-OS: From Hypervisor to Core CISCO DCNM: Single Pane of Management DELIVERING TO YOUR DATA CENTER NEEDSResilient, High Workload Secure LAN+SAN Operational Performance, Mobility Within/ Separation/ Convergence Efficiency /Scalable Fabric Across DCs multitenancy Consistency– P-V-CC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
  • Cisco Unified Fabric L4–7 Services Innovations Application WAN Network Analysis Delivery Controllers Optimization and MonitoringEnhanced web application Reduced branch IT costs Simplified application performance, availability, and enhanced application performance monitoring and server scalability performance for the distributed enterprise Cisco Wide Area Cisco ® ACE Application Control Application Services Cisco Virtual Cisco Network Analysis Module Engine Modules and Appliances (WAAS) WAAS (NAM) appliances Appliances and (vWAAS) and virtual blades Modules MEETING YOUR DATA CENTER NEEDSApplication availability, Data center agility User productivity with Optimized resource acceleration, and faster application utilization security performanceC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
  • Continued Architectural Innovation and LeadershipSCALE CONVERGENCECisco® NX-OS Nonstop Operations Unified Ports Deployment FlexibilityCisco FabricPath Architectural Flexibility/Scale Data Center Bridging / Consolidated I/OCisco Fabric FCoE Fabric ExtensibilityExtender to Physical/Virtual Consolidated Geographic Span/ DCNMOTV, LISP, IOA Management Workload MobilityvPC Active-Active Uplinks VDC Device Consolidation Ethernet Storage Network Network 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014INTELLIGENCE Cisco Nexus ® 1000V Series and Virtual Extensible LAN VM-aware Networking Cisco ASA 1000V Series, Cisco Virtual Security Gateway, Cisco vPath Secure Separation/Multitenancy Layer 4 to 7 Integrated Application Delivery Cisco Digital Media Manager, Cisco Storage Media Encryption Storage ServicesC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
  • Continuous Market Leadership 36K+ 17M + NX–OS data center operating system Nexus ports customers shipped to date 1 # Market share by revenue in Q2 2012 for # 1 Market share FCoE SAN by revenue in Switching at Q2 2012 for DC Ethernet Switching at 85.7% (Dell‘OroAugust 2012**) 71.2% Revenue Growth for SAN Switching (InfoneticsSept 2012*) 51% Year over Year*Source: Infonetics, Q2 2012 DC Network Equipment Report, Sept 2012 (Q2 2012)**Source: Dell‘Oro, SAN Switching, August 2012 (Dell‘OroAugust 2012**) 14 14 Cisco Confidential 14Data current 2012 CiscoAprilits affiliates. All rights reserved. change without notice. C97-706599-00 © as of and/or 2012. Subject to
  • When You Get SOLUTIONS the Network Is UNIFIED WHEN YOU NEED THEM LAN/SAN Data Center Virtualization/ Convergence Consolidation Private Cloud Business Continuity, Desktop High-Performance Disaster Recovery Virtualization Computing and High-Frequency TradingC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 15
  • User Internet DC2 Virtual/ DC3 Private Cisco® Cloud Unified Fabric Storage Physical NAS SAN HFT/HPC CHALLENGES • Increased Costs –Doubled • Inefficient Management –Multiple Infrastructure, Staff Platforms/OS; Failure Diagnosis • Complexity –Server connectivity, • Fractured Automation Automation, Disaster Recovery • Increased Workload Mobility Complexity • Multiple Points of FailureC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 16
  • Multiprotocol Support End-to-End Convergence—Cisco Nexus® 7000, Cisco® MDS 9500 Multilayer Director, Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Unified Ports Cisco Nexus 5500 Series Cisco MDS 9500 Series w/ Unified Ports FC FCoE Storage Physical & Targets Virtual Hosts FCoE Cisco Nexus Cisco Nexus 7000 5000 or 2000 Series Series Cisco DCNM—Single pane of glass visibility across LAN & SAN FLEXIBILITY and INVESTMENT PROTECTIONC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 17
  • The CISCO Delivers FLEXIBILITY and UNIFIED FABRIC INVESTMENT PROTECTION CISCO LAN/SAN CONVERGENCE Reduced costs, energy, footprint and network sprawl—network, cables, OS Up to 45% access layer CapEx savings; 492% ROI Ethernet Storage Single point of management for Network Network LAN/SAN; Automation Evolutionary—preservation of existing storage investment Preservation of staff expertise and structureC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 18
  • Within and Across Data Centers Internet DC2 DC3 Cisco® Unified Fabric CHALLENGES • Scalability of the main Data Center • Providing secure network segmentation network—increased compute • Moving data and workloads from satellite resources and traffic Data Centers to central data center • Efficient main Data Center resources • Migrate data/storage utilizationC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 19
  • Enabling Data Center Consolidation 5 3 Cisco OTV and Cisco DMM to 1 Cisco virtual port channels simplify workload and storage migration Cisco® FEX top-of-rack (vPCs) and Cisco FabricPath solution for high-density for high-bandwidth and User connectivity scalable Layer 2 domains Internet Adapter FEX, VM-FEX for virtualization DC2 Virtual/ DC3 Private Cisco® Cloud Unified Fabric Storage Physical NAS SAN HFT/HPC 2 4 High-bandwidth aggregation VDC for consolidation and to core uplinks 40/100 Gigabit segmentation of networks Ethernet (GE)—Up to 96/32 ports OPTIMIZES RESOURCES and REDUCES COSTC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 20
  • The CISCO OPTIMIZES RESOURCES UNIFIED FABRIC AND REDUCES COSTS CISCO DATA CENTER CONSOLIDATION Single data center with resource pooling and optimization—allocate resources as needed Highly scalable and agile consolidated data center network Ethernet Storage Network Network Simplified migration with reduced overall operations and maintenance (TCO) Secure network segmentation for multitenancyC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 21
  • User Internet Port DC2Group Virtual/ DC3 Cisco® Private Unified Fabric Cloud Server Admin Physical NAS Storage SANSecurity Network Admin Admin HFT/HPC SERVER VIRTUALIZATION CHALLENGES • Lack of network visibility and control • Must view or apply network/security policy • vMotion moves VMs across physical to locally switched traffic ports—the network policy must • Need to maintain segregation of duties follow vMotion without disrupting operations • Single point of failure for apps/VMs C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 22
  • Cisco Solutions Cisco® VM-FEX Cisco Nexus® 1000V Series Bringing VM awareness to Soft Switch physical network Bringing network edge to Hypervisor 1 2 Cisco Nexus 1000V ―DirectPath Glue‖ Hypervisor Hypervisor VM-FEX* Cisco UCS® Server Cisco UCS Server Adapter Virtual Interface Card (VIC) Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect, Cisco Nexus 5500 Series * IEEE 802.1BR IEEE 802.1QC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 23
  • Fabric Extender Technology (FEX) Distributed modular system for top of rack Cisco Nexus® 2000 Series ONE NETWORK or B22 Fabric Blade Parent switch to top of rack Extender Nexus 2000/B22 FEX • Consolidates network management • FEX managed as remote line card Single point of Adapter FEX • Extends cisco unified fabric into OEM management partner blade chassis IEEE 802.1BR* VM-FEX*IEEE 802.1BR emerging standardC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 24
  • Fabric Extender Technology (FEX)Distributed modular system for physical server—logical adapter partitioning Cisco Nexus® 2000 Series or B22 Fabric Blade ONE NETWORK Extender Parent switch to adapter Many applications require multiple Nexus 2000/B22 FEX interfaces • Consolidates network management • FEX managed as remote line card Single point of Adapter FEX • Extends cisco unified fabric into OEM management partner blade chassis IEEE 802.1BR* IEEE 802.1BR* Adapter FEX • Consolidates multiple 1GbE interface into a single 10GbE interface VM-FEX • Extends network into server VM-FEX • Consolidates virtual and physical network • Each VM gets a dedicated port on switch*IEEE 802.1BR emerging standardC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 25
  • Fabric Extender Technology–VM Awareness to Physical Network Distributed modular system for virtual machine Cisco Nexus® 2000 Series or B22 Fabric Blade ONE NETWORK Extender Virtual same as physical Nexus 2000/B22 FEX • Single point of policy • Consolidates network management • Single point of management • FEX managed as remote line card Single point of • Reduction in cables • Extends cisco unified fabric into OEM Adapter FEX management partner blade chassis • Consistency across rack and IEEE 802.1BR* IEEE 802.1BR* bade servers Adapter FEX • Interoperable—standardsinterface • Consolidates multiple 1GbE based into a single 10GbE interface VM-FEX • Extends network into server IEEE 802.1BR* VM-FEX Virtual • Consolidates virtual and physical network network manager • Each VM gets a dedicated port on switch Virtual machines*IEEE 802.1BR emerging standard managedC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. independently Cisco Confidential 26
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V—Bringing Network Edge to Hypervisor Faster VM deployment—policy based VM connectivity VM Connection Policy Cisco Nexus® • Defined in the network 1000V Virtual Cisco Nexus Ethernet Module 1000V VEM • Applied in vCenter (VEM) • Linked t VM UUID Port Profile Defined Policies WEB Apps DB vCenter Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM HR DMZC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 27
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V—Bringing Network Edge to Hypervisor Secure workload mobility with rich services VMs Need to Move Cisco Nexus® • VMotion 1000V Virtual Cisco Nexus Ethernet Module 1000V VEM • DRS (VEM) • SW upgrade/path • Hardware failure Port Profile Defined Policies WEB Apps DB vCenter Cisco Nexus 1000V VSM HR DMZ RESULTING IN • VM policy mobility • Maintains connection state • VMotion for the network • Operational efficiency for VI and network admin • Ensures VM securityC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 28
  • Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall and Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) Securing tenant edge of multitenant cloud data center vCenter Apply Cisco ® Virtual Network Management Center (VNMC) Hypervisor-based Tenant A Tenant B Virtual Network Services VDC VDC vAPP Web App Database Server Server Server VSG VSG VSG vAPP Hypervisor VSG Cisco ASA 1000V Cisco ASA 1000V Virtual network Service VSN datapath (vPath) vPath VSN • Service Binding • Fast-Path Offload Cisco Nexus ® 1000V Virtual Service Nodes • VXLAN-aware vSphere RESULTING IN • Embedded security model— • Seamless integration with Cisco Nexus Cisco VSG for intra-tenant secure 1000V and vPath zones • Scales with cloud demand—multiple-instance Cisco ASA 1000V for tenant edge deployment for horizontal scale-out deployment controlsC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 29
  • vMotion, Cisco Nexus 1000V, Cisco VXLAN, Cisco OTV, and Cisco VSG Cisco ® VSG VSM WAN network DC-1 DC DC DC-2 network network Cisco Nexus ® VXLAN-A 7000 OTV vMotion VEM-1 VEM-2 VEM-3 VEM-4 vPath vPath vPath vPath RESULTING IN • Security—isolation for every application • Live migration • Migrate virtual workloads seamlessly • Maintain network and security across data centers policies transparentlyC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 30
  • OTV—Extending Layer 2 Over Any Network Internet L2 domain elasticity with Cisco Nexus® 7000 OTV Cisco® Application Control Engine (ACE) Cisco Cisco Nexus Nexus 7000 7000 Storage elasticity V Center VLAN 1 VLAN 1C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 31
  • ACE & OTV—Bursting Traffic to Standby DCand Virtual Private Cloud Internet Cloud bursting Normal traffic L2 domain elasticity with Cisco Nexus® 7000 OTV resumes Cisco® Application Control Engine (ACE) Cisco Burst to VMs in Cisco Nexus remote DC/ Nexus 7000 virtual cloud 7000 Monitor Storage elasticity Traffic threshold exceeded V Center VLAN 1 VLAN 1C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 32
  • The CISCO READY UNIFIED FABRIC FOR CLOUD CISCO VIRTUALIZATION/CLOUD End to end network visibility Network policy migration with VM mobility Ethernet Storage Network Network Reduced risk with VM-aware security services Separation of duties between server and network teams Dynamic Resource ElasticityC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 33
  • Internet DC2 DC3 CHALLENGES • Survive loss of entire data center site • Accommodate backup windows • Protect data at remote locations • Extending VLANs across WAN • Enable long-distance Virtual • Complex traditional solutions Machine mobilityC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 34
  • Enabling Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery 4 1 3 Cisco LISP for global IP Cisco® OTV to extend L2 address portabilityCisco Nexus® 1000V Series across data centers for and Cisco VSG seamless workload mobility Internet for migrating virtual workloads seamlessly across data centers DC2 Virtual/ DC3 Private Cisco Cloud Unified Fabric Storage Physical NAS SAN 2 5 HFT/HPC Cisco ACE for dynamic Cisco IOA for SAN extension resource elasticity DELIVERING BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITYC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 35
  • The CISCO REDUCES Your UNIFIED FABRIC BUSINESS RISK CISCO® BUSINESS CONTINUITY, DISASTER RECOVERY Simplified data center interconnect, configuration and operation Scalability across multiple data centers, Ethernet Storage capacity expansion Network Network Seamless global workload mobility Secure Multitenancy; Logical networks in the cloudC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 36
  • User Internet / Intranet DC2 Virtual/ DC3 Private Cisco® Cloud Unified Fabric Storage Physical NAS SAN HFT/HPC CHALLENGES • Secure access to resources— • Poor user experience for rich media authentication, administration, policy collaboration applications • Increased network bandwidth demand • Lack of scalable computing and virtual infrastructure—quality of service • Inadequate virtual infrastructure security (QoS), availability, manageabilityC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 37
  • 3 OPTIMIZED WAN Enabling Desktop Virtualization WAAS-based optimization Monitor behavior; detect 1 network anomalies— Cisco Flexible NetFlow ACCESS User Endpoints to deliver Internet / rich-media experience Intranet Cisco® Unified Power over Ethernet (UPOE), plug-and- play Cisco Auto Smartports DC2 Virtual/ DC3 Private Cisco Cloud Unified Fabric Storage Physical NAS SAN HFT/HPC 2 4ISE END-TO-END SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE Cisco UCS®ASA Scalable virtualized compute Single point of policyCisco AnyConnect™ Comprehensive network Cloud scale virtual switch t Cisco Nexus®VSG security services Simplified networking 1000VASA 1000V Mobile endpoint security High availability, QoS Cisco Nexus Virtualization-aware security Unified Ports C97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 38
  • The CISCO DELIVERS UNCOMPROMISED UNIFIED FABRIC USER EXPERIENCE CISCO DESKTOP VIRTUALIZATION Simplified Networking Comprehensive End-to-End Security— from end point device to VM Ethernet Storage Network Network Optimized WAN Scalable Virtualized Compute and NetworkC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 39
  • Internet DC2 DC3 Cisco® Unified Fabric Storage NAS SAN HFT/HPC CHALLENGES • Sub-millisecond latency • Every network retransmission can result in • Network microbursts are increasing lost trading revenue due to microbursts and going undetected • Enormous amount of data being generated • Multicast at scaleC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 40
  • THE CISCO MAXIMIZES UNIFIED FABRIC REVENUE Cisco Nexus® 3000 Series Robust Cisco® NX-OS with differentiated feature setWired-network rate vPC, Precision Time Power-on User programmable:L2/L3 feature set, Protocol, Configurable auto-provisioning, python scripting, IPv4/v6 Control Plane Policing Encapsulated Remote EEM, NETCONF Switched Port Analyzer ULTRA-LOW LATENCY RESULTING IN • Speed of trading execution • User programmability • Ability to sustain peaks of activity • Supports regulatory compliance • Precise time stamp synchronizationC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 41
  • Key Takeaways Ethernet Storage Network Network Cisco offers the Cisco® Unified Fabric The Cisco approach broadest, services-rich provides consistent delivers business agility,portfolio embracing mega networking across financial efficiency, trends: data deluge, physical, virtual and IT simplificationvirtualization, and cloud and cloudC97-706599-00 © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 42
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