IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments
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This presentation by Rakesh Saha describes the IBM SDN solution.

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    IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments Presentation Transcript

    • System NetworkingRakesh SahaDirector Product ManagementIBM SDN VEData Center Network Virtualization © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingNetworks are a bottleneck for the data centerTo align with business needs, IT needs to decrease network provisioning time Days Minutes VM provisioning Network time provisioning time 2 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingData centers need network virtualization 93% 48% ? Percent of servers Use storage Use network virtualized virtualization virtualizationServer and storage virtualization numbers for strategic data centers. Source: 2012 IBM Data Center Study: 3 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingIBM SDN ProductsVMready OpenFlow Edge Distributed OpenFlow IBM SDN Additional SDN Switches Virtual Virtual Controller VE OpenFlow Platform Bridging Switch Switches and features IBM or Partner Apps and Services 802.1Qbg Global Virtual & Physical State Management Overlay (SDN VE) OpenFlow Jan 2009 Jan 2009 Oct 2011 Oct 2011 Jan 2012 Jan 2012 Feb 2012 Feb 2012 Nov 2012 Nov 2012 Mid 2013 Mid 2013 Investment Investment Investment Investment IBM SDN: Shipping products and technology investments Delivering the future of networking now 4 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingIBM SDN technology overview Applications Cloud/Data Center Provisioning Network Services Platforms Unified Northbound API IBM SDN Platform •Global Virtual & Physical State Management •Connectivity service •Network Optimization •Northbound API IBM SDN VE Virtual Network OpenFlow Virtual Network OpenFlow Network Existing IP Network OpenFlow NetworkThe IBM SDN Platform SDN Controller — Automates connectivity service, optimizes network IBM Software Defined Environment for Virtual Environments — A network hypervisor Optimized Fabric — Converged Ethernet and OpenFlow 5 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingA hypervisor for the network  Based on IBM’s Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet (SDN VE) technology  Uses existing IP infrastructure — No change to existing physical network  Provides server-based connectivity for virtual workloads IBM SDN VE IBM SDN VE Connectivity Management APIs Server Console OpenStack RESTful, Applications Virtual Appliance Virtual Appliance Quantum Cloud/DC Provisioning VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM IBM SDN VE IBM SDN VE IBM SDN VE VM Virtual Network 1 vSwitch vSwitch vSwitch VM Virtual Network 2 Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor VM Virtual Network 3 IBM SDN VE Virtual Network 1Virtualized Network Virtual Network 2 Virtual Network 3 IBM SDN VE Non virtualized Gateway IP Network Virtual Network 3 IP Network End End Station Station 6 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • Virtual Networking : IBM SDN VE Traffic V V V V V V M M M M M M SDN VE SDN VE vSwitch vSwitch Hypervisor Hypervisor DMAC SMAC SIP DIP Payload SDN VE Virtualized Network (VM) (VM) (SDN VE IP) (SDN VE IP)DMAC SMAC SIP DIP SDN VE Header DMAC SMAC SIP DIP Payload(Physical) (Physical) (Physical IP) (Physical IP) (VxLAN) (VM) (VM) (SDN VE IP) (SDN VE IP) Switching/Routing in physical network SDN VE Routing SDN VE Routing Existing IP Network Existing IP Network • SDN VE does not require the user to enable IP multicast in the physical network 7
    • System NetworkingIBM SDN VE Built for large scale to serve large, dynamic, automated data centers • First release will support 16000 virtual networks, Architected to support 16 million virtual networks • First release will support 128000 end stations (VMs), Architected to support millions of end stations • Highly distributed and federated addresses learning and dissemination • Does not require multi cast support for control plane Network connectivity service with templates for using network as a service Built to support automated provisioning of network • RESTful and Quantum APIs Built in basic IP gateway feature for ease of network set up and performance • Does not need an external IP gateway for communication between virtual networks Cluster based highly available solution • User configurable clustering solution for desired level of High Availability • Highly available gateways Native Multi-Platform solution • Native switching component in the hypervisor for high performance 8 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingIBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments Enabling the era of virtual networking Provision multiple virtual networks on a common physical infrastructure using IBM’s virtual overlay technology Benefits Key Features  Faster time to value  Deploy applications and network connectivity services faster  Create networks as quickly as virtual servers through automation  Reduce OPEX  Centralized network creation  No change needed to physical infrastructure  Automate VM movement along with policies and configurations  Multiple hypervisor support for consistent virtual networking  Scale up or down  Support up to 16 million virtual LANs  Create and de-allocate networks as needed  Enhance security  Eliminate error prone manual configuration when moving VMs  Logically separate virtual networks for multi-tenancy IBM SDN VE is a multi-hypervisor solution 9 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingSpeeds application provisioning  Cut network provisioning from days to minutes  Secure VM mobility across Layer 2, Layer 3 networks and data centers Existing Network Network with IBM SDN VE-Enabled Servers Manual physical network configuration change  No physical network configuration change Time consuming network provisioning  Automated network provisioning Server virtualization gated by network provisioning  Server virtualization not gated by physical network Existing Existing Network Network Physical network change for virtual workload connectivity Yellow Virtual Network RED Virtual Network IBM SDN VE Network VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM 10 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingImproves server ROI  Increases VM density  Removes VM networking bottleneck  Future-proofs server virtualization  Works on any server, including PureSystems, BladeCenter, etc. Existing IP Network Enterprise Workloads VDI Workload VMs exposed to the network VMs exposed to the network Traditional Network : 11,200 Traditional Network : 56,000 With IBM SDN VE: 1,120 With IBM SDN VE: 1,120 11 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingEnables secure and scalable multi-tenancy Secure networking resources required for multi-tenancy 16 Million Virtual Cloud level scalability from 4096 traditional VLAN networks to Networks 16 million virtual networks IP address and MAC address reuse across different virtual networks 12 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingSimplifies data center consolidation IP Address 10.10.10.x l network physica Existing IP Address 10.10.10.x Overlapping network addresses create challenges for consolidation • Application licensing tied to IP addresses • Physical networks cannot to share IP addresses IBM SDN VE simplifies data center consolidation • Maintain current IP addressing scheme 13 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingSpeeds deployment of network services VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM VM IBM SDN VE vSwitch IBM SDN VE vSwitch IBM SDN VE vSwitch Hypervisor Hypervisor Hypervisor Network services IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments Virtualized Network Deploy network services based on patterns of expertise  Firewall  Load balancing  Intrusion detection  and others  Planned for Q4 2013 14 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingIBM System Networking Software Defined Network forVirtual Environments  Faster time to application value  Reduce OPEX  Scale up or down  Enhance security  Speed network services deployment A network hypervisor for the business aligned data center 15 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System Networking Rakesh Saha Twitter: @r_saha 16 © 2013 IBM Corporation
    • System NetworkingTrademarks and disclaimers The information contained in this publication is provided for informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this publication, it is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this publication or any other materials. Nothing contained in this publication is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in this presentation may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, stating or implying that any activities undertaken by you will result in any specific sales, revenue growth or other results. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the users job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. All customer examples described are presented as illustrations of how those customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics may vary by customer. IBM, the IBM logo,, BladeCenter, RackSwitch, System x, IBM Flex System, PureFlex, Power Systems, VMready, are trademarks of IBM. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Intel, Intel Centrino, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. © IBM Corporation 2013. All Rights Reserved. Trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both can be found on the World Wide Web at 17 © 2013 IBM Corporation