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At Gartner DC Las Vegas 2012, David Yen , Cisco SVP & GTM Data Center Group presented the Cisco vision and solutions for data centers. The presentations covered topics such hybrid cloud (world of ...

At Gartner DC Las Vegas 2012, David Yen , Cisco SVP & GTM Data Center Group presented the Cisco vision and solutions for data centers. The presentations covered topics such hybrid cloud (world of many clouds) , convergence infrastructure (Unified Data Center including Unified Computing, Unified Fabric, Unified Management ) , network programmability (Cisco One, OpenStack, OpenFlow) Video presentation available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v__gTSrkerI

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The Evolving Data Center : Past, Present and Future The Evolving Data Center : Past, Present and Future Presentation Transcript

  • The Evolving Data Center Past, Present and Future David Yen, Ph.D. SVP & GM Data Center Group
  • Physical » Virtual » Cloud Journey in Compute VDC-1 VDC-2 • One App Per Server • Many Apps Per Server • Multiple Tenants Per • Static • Mobile Server • Manual Provisioning • Dynamic Provisioning • Automated Scaling • Elastic
  • Cisco’s Data Center VisionWorld of Many Clouds Connecting People and Businesses Healthcare Government HYBRIDINDIVIDUALS PUBLIC BUSINESS PRIVATE Media Others
  • Evolution of Data Center Network View Distributed
  • Evolution of Data Center Network View Distributed Holistic Spine Switches Fabric L2, Leaf Compute Compute Storage Storage Services Services Switches L3
  • Cisco’s Data Center Nexus Switching Nexus 7K MDS 9000 Nexus 5K Nexus 3K Nexus 2K Nexus 1K Blade Offerings NX-OS
  • Unified Fabric Traditional Scalable PODs Scalable Fabric L2 / L3 100s–1,000s 100s–10,000s 10,000s–100,000s servers per POD servers per POD servers per POD
  • Cisco Data Center Architecture Nexus Spine Switches L2, L3 UCS Compute UCS Compute Nexus Leaf Switches Storage Storage Services Services Routers & Service Appliances Any Service Scalable and Physical and Simplified management Any Where Multi-Tenant Fabric Virtual
  • Wire-Once Infrastructure: ―Wire-Once‖ Fabric Computing Infrastructure Unified Compute FC FCoE Virtual Workloads NAS/iSCSI FC, FCOE NASInfrastructure Standardization Flexibility of Running File and Unprecedented Results in Application Agility Block on Same Infrastructure Operational Simplicity
  • Cisco’s Vision for Hybrid Cloud Tenant B Virtual Private Cloud Private Cloud Secure Hybrid Cloud=Securely Connect Enterprise Private Cloud and Provide Public Cloud Use Cases Workloads Requirements• Bursting • Dev/QA • Network consistency• Disaster recovery/avoidance • Intern/Partner VDI • Security consistency• Upgrade/migration • Training Apps • Policy consistency • Initially low-value workloads
  • Evolution of Data Center Network View Distributed Holistic New Game in Town? Spine Switches Software Defined Fabric Network Leaf (SDN) L2, Compute Compute Storage Storage Services Services Switches L3
  • What is SDN? SDN
  • Customer Insights Research/ Massively Scalable Cloud Service Providers Enterprise Academia Data Center• Experimental • Customize with • Automated • Policy-based • Virtual workloads, OpenFlow/SDN Programmatic provisioning & control & analytics VDI, Orchestration components for APIs to provide programmable to optimize and of security profiles production deep insight into overlay, OpenStack monetize networks network traffic service delivery Diverse Programmability Requirements Across Segments Most Requirements are for Automation and Programmability
  • Sample Vendor Deployments in the Industry Vendor A Vendor B Vendor C Apps Apps Apps APIs Controller Virtual Overlays Other Agents Physical and Virtual OpenFlow Device w/ Device Network Device OpenFlow Network Cisco Approach: Flexibility to Choose—The Power of ―AND‖
  • Leading the Way: Cisco Open Network Environment Flexible. Programmable. Application-aware. www.cisco.com/go/one June 13th, 2012Presentation_ID © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 15
  • Cisco Open Network Environment 1. Platform APIs 2. Controller/ 3. Virtual Overlay Agents Networks • OpenStack and Comprehensive OpenFlow v1.x Agent REST API Developer Kit acrossIOS, IOS-XR and NX-OS • Multi-Hypervisors • VXLAN Gateway • Security, Services Chaining Industry’s broadest approach for Network Programmability
  • Open Network Environment – Flexibility to ChooseProtocols, APIs and Deployment Models Developer portal ABILITY TO SPAN LAYERS Training & Certification Element Utilities Discovery  Element Capabilities  Syslog Events and  Network Element ISVs  Configuration Queries Discovery Management  AAA Interface  Service Discovery  Interface/Ports Events  Netflow Events  Topology  Location Information  DHCP Events Discovery Developer Policy Routing  Debug Capabilities  Interface Policy  Protocol  Tracing Interfaces  Interface Feature Change  Management Policy Events  Packet classifiers Extensions  Forwarding Policy  RIB Table Quantum API  Marking  Flow Action Queries  Interface descriptions  L2 network provisioning  Copy/Punt Inject Policy  L3 and IP Addr. Mgmt. -  Statistics coming RICHNESS OF FEATURES
  • Cisco Cloud Technology Stacks Cloud Portal vCloud CIAC/ System Open Director/ OpenStack/and Orchestration DynamicOps Center Source Partners NSM NSM NSM NSM ASA 1KV ASA 1KV ASA 1KV ASA 1KV Virtual Network vWAAS vWAAS vWAAS vWAAS UCS Infrastructure CSR 1KV CSR 1KV CSR 1KV CSR 1KV Central vPath vPath vPath vPath Nexus 1KV Nexus 1KV Nexus 1KV Nexus 1KV ONE Open Source vSphere, Hyper-V, Hypervisor vSphere Hyper-V Controller (Xen, KVM) Xen, KVM Computing Platform UCS UCSMPhysical Network Nexus 2K-7K + ASR 9K (Edge) onePKStorage Platform Solutions: Vblock, FlexPOD, VMDC, VDI, HCS, Cross-DC Mobility
  • Cisco Open Network Environment Industry’s Most Comprehensive Portfolio Hardware + Software Physical + Virtual Network + Compute Apps Apps Apps Multi-layer API Controller Virtual Overlay Programmatic Virtual APIs Overlays Network Device Devicea Device Controllers and agents
  • Evolution of Data Center-Network View Distributed Holistic Application Perspective Software Network Spine Switches Application Application Fabric L2, Leaf Compute Compute Storage Storage Services Services Switches L3
  • Network Programmability Models Current Switch/Router Applications APIs Control Plane Data PlaneResilient, Scalable, Secure, Rich Features, Evolutionary, Investment Protection
  • Network Programmability Models Current Switch/Router “SDN” Approach Applications Traditional Applications DC Mgmt. SW APIs APIs Control Control Plane Plane Control Plane Data Plane Data Plane Data Plane …Resilient, Scalable, Secure, Rich Features, Simpler Provisioning, Evolutionary, Investment Protection Centralized Network Topology
  • Network Programmability Models Current Switch/Router “SDN” Approach Applications Traditional Applications DC Mgmt. SW APIs APIs Controller Control Plane Data Plane Data Plane Data Plane …Resilient, Scalable, Secure, Rich Features, Simpler Provisioning, Evolutionary, Investment Protection Centralized Network Topology
  • Network Programmability Models Current Switch/Router “SDN” Approach Hybrid Model Applications Traditional Applications DC Mgmt. SW Applications APIs APIs Traditional APIs DC Mgmt. SW Controller Controller Control Plane Control Plane Control Plane Control Plane Control Plane Data Plane Data Plane Data Plane … … Data Plane Data Plane Data Plane Data PlaneResilient, Scalable, Secure, Rich Features, Simpler Provisioning, Combined Benefits, Evolutionary Model, Evolutionary, Investment Protection Centralized Network Topology Investment Protection Openstack and Network Overlays Apply to All Models (Physical/Virtual) Custom Features Can Be Built
  • A Closed Loop SystemReference System Input System Output + Controller System - Measured Output Sensor
  • The Network as a Closed Loop SystemAdministrator + Controller Network - Measured Output Sensor
  • The Network as a Closed Loop System CLI System Output Administrator Network Sensor
  • The Network as a Closed Loop System Analytics Boundary Conditions Key Decision Triggers Governance …….. User onePK/Openflow System Output Controller NetworkApplications Measured Output Sensor
  • The Network as a Closed Loop System True scope of SDN Analytics Boundary Conditions Key Decision Triggers Governance …….. User onePK/Openflow System Output Controller SDN NetworkApplications Measured Output Sensor
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  • The Compute Model Influences the Network Model
  • Cisco UCS Architecture STANDARD Industry XML API API’S Standard APIs UCS Manager FABRIC INTERCONNECTSFabric Extenders Cisco UCS 6296 XP (I/O modules) COMPUTE Blade Form Factor Rack Form Factor
  • Traditional Element Configuration LAN SAN •Storage Server Network • SME SME SME • • •• Subject matter • experts consumed • by manual • • configuration chores • • • • •• Serial processes and • multiple touches • inhibit provisioning • • speed • • •• Configuration drift • and maintenance • challenges • • • Compute, LAN, SAN Seamlessly Through Software
  • UCS: Embedded Automation Storage Server Network Network interface card (NIC) SME SME SME configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth Uplink port configuration, VLAN, constraints; and firmware revisions VSAN, QoS, and Ether Channels Server port configuration including LAN and SAN settings Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA Network interface card (NIC) configuration: worldwide names configuration: MAC address, (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth VLAN, and QoS settings; constraints; and firmware revisions host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS Unique user ID (UUID), settings; host bus adapter HBA firmware revisions, configuration: worldwide names and RAID controller settings (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions Service profile assigned to server, chassis slot, or pool Network interface card (NIC) configuration: MAC address, VLAN, and QoS settings; host bus adapter HBA configuration: worldwide names (WWNs), VSANs, and bandwidth constraints; and firmware revisions1 Subject matter 2 Policies used to 3 Service profile 4 Associating service expert create service templates create profiles with define policies profile templates service profiles hardware configures servers automatically
  • Global Stateless Computing
  • UCS Central Data Center 1 Data Center 2
  • Cisco UCS Architecture STANDARD Industry XML API API’S Standard APIs UCS Manager FABRIC INTERCONNECTSFabric Extenders Cisco UCS 6296 XP (I/O modules) COMPUTE Blade Form Factor Rack Form Factor
  • Innovations with Industry Leaders Smart Vertical Financial Solutions Healthcare Services Manufacturing Retail Solution Focus Vblock Enterprise Apps Databases Business Analytics Virtual Desktop / Big Data Applications FLEXPOD VXI Management RISC MigrationOperating System & Hypervisor
  • Cisco Unified Computing SystemFastest Growing Product in the Market • 17,800 unique UCS Customers • #3 market share in x86 blades (#2 in the US) • 2,600 UCS channel partners • 44 ISVs writing to UCS API (and growing) • Ten of thousands of supported applications • 65 world record performance benchmarks to date • Numerous industry awards and certificationsSource:IDC Q4’11 Server Forecaster
  • The Unified Data Center Applications Application Optimized Platform Unified Data Center Infrastructure Compute Network Storage Resources Resources Resources
  • The Compute Model Influences the Network Model
  • Thank you.Presentation_ID © 2012 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. 43