Open Network Automation Is Critical To The Virtual Data Centre<br />October 2010<br />
Andreas Falkner<br />Technical Sales Director, EMEA<br />
The Challenge of the Web today is … <br />UBIQUITY<br />@ AzaRaskin<br />Mozilla Labs<br />
Explosive IP Traffic Growth Is Stressing the Current Network Infrastructure<br /> DATA CENTERS HAVE BECOME THE CORNERSTONE...
Evolution of the Data Center<br />5<br />Simplified, Virtualized and secured data center<br />Differentiated solutions for...
High Performance Networking Solutions<br />HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONSfor Companies Whose Network<br />ISTheir Business<br ...
Reliable Networking by Force10<br />Data Centre      SP / IX       HPCC<br />LAN  Core<br />Wiring  Closet<br />SIMPLICITY...
 FORCE10 PROVIDES A VALUABLE SOLUTION STACK - TODAY<br />Force10 Solution StackHigh Speed Networks to Services and High To...
Dynamic Data Center Use Cases<br />HPC and IPC<br />Server Virtualization<br />Cloud Computing<br />VM is the new Datacent...
Elasticity
Statelessness
Server Aggregation
VMotion N/W
Low Latency Applications</li></li></ul><li>Virtualization Technology Requires Network Automation<br />You Need More Applic...
Why Are We Talking Today?<br />Force10 is moving quickly to deliver Network Virtualization & Automation<br />We have a poi...
Evolution of the Data Center Network<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />Core &Aggregation<br />FTOS<br />Access<br />Sw...
Value of Density & ResiliencySimpler, Better Economics<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />E-Series<br />Core &Aggregati...
Value of Density & ResiliencySimpler, Better Economics<br />UBIQUITY<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />Applications<br...
Force10’s Open Automation &Virtualization Framework<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />SwitchLink<br />HyperLink<br />A...
Why Automate the Network?<br />To assist with real-time visibility and management of heavily virtualized environments<br /...
Business Case<br />Data center automation tools are in their infancy but are showing strong returns<br />HP NA presents ca...
Automation Hierarchy—Who Pushes & Who Pulls?<br />Network<br />Automation Middleware“Orchestration” or Implementation<br /...
Network AutomationBusiness Processes Orchestrating Assets <br />Policy Server Mediates<br />Provisioning or reallocation o...
What is a VLAN ?Why is it a Key Part of Automation?<br />VLAN:  A Virtual Local Area Network (LAN)<br />A VLAN identifies ...
Network AutomationBusiness Processes Orchestrating Assets <br />Policy Server Mediates<br />Provisioning or reallocation o...
Extensible & Modular Operating System<br />Common Interface Across Different Capacities<br />Network Automation <br />Orch...
SmartScripts – Dynamic FTOS Scripting<br />1. HOUSEKEEPING TASK<br />3. HOUSEKEEPING TASK<br />2. WORKING TASK<br />4. WOR...
Stage CLI command requests from customer. If a link flaps, the command completion status is held in the script so there is...
Communicate with CMDB (MySQL) to retrieve Port Info. Apply characteristic |to CLI
Listen for set of requests. Such as ‘can you find this MAC.’ Such as ‘generate a health check heartbeat’
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The data center is on the verge of another major transition – the shift to a fully virtualized data center. Data center manager will encounter new challenges in managing a data center built on pools of virtual resources instead of physical ones. This session will look at how open network automation can help meet many of these challenges.

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Open Network Automation is Critical to the Virtual Data Center

  1. 1. Open Network Automation Is Critical To The Virtual Data Centre<br />October 2010<br />
  2. 2. Andreas Falkner<br />Technical Sales Director, EMEA<br />
  3. 3. The Challenge of the Web today is … <br />UBIQUITY<br />@ AzaRaskin<br />Mozilla Labs<br />
  4. 4. Explosive IP Traffic Growth Is Stressing the Current Network Infrastructure<br /> DATA CENTERS HAVE BECOME THE CORNERSTONE OF BUSINESS…<br />MORE<br />APPLICATIONS<br />MORE<br />DEVICES<br />MORE<br />ON-DEMAND<br />ACCESS<br />MORE<br />CONTENT<br />…WHICH REQUIRES THE ULTIMATE IN HIGH PERFORMANCE NETWORKING<br />
  5. 5. Evolution of the Data Center<br />5<br />Simplified, Virtualized and secured data center<br />Differentiated solutions for BC/DR, Backup<br />Differentiated packaged solutions<br />Unified LAN and SAN aware OS<br />VSAN’s, NPV, EVB/VEPA<br />10GbE, FCOE Converged LAN, SAN, IPC Markets<br />Increasing Agility and Efficiency<br />Cloud Networking<br />Cloud Computing<br />Automation<br />Virtualization<br />Consolidation<br />5<br />
  6. 6. High Performance Networking Solutions<br />HIGH PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONSfor Companies Whose Network<br />ISTheir Business<br />+1,100 Customers<br />+600 Employees<br />
  7. 7. Reliable Networking by Force10<br />Data Centre SP / IX HPCC<br />LAN Core<br />Wiring Closet<br />SIMPLICITY<br />C-Series<br />S-Series<br />E-Series<br />7<br />
  8. 8. FORCE10 PROVIDES A VALUABLE SOLUTION STACK - TODAY<br />Force10 Solution StackHigh Speed Networks to Services and High Touch Support<br />TV<br />Storage<br />Global High-Touch Support<br />Professional Services<br />Open Automation / Virtualization Software<br />Operational Software<br />Infrastructure<br />
  9. 9. Dynamic Data Center Use Cases<br />HPC and IPC<br />Server Virtualization<br />Cloud Computing<br />VM is the new Datacenter building block<br />Access Layer getting closer to server<br />Consolidation<br />Better Resource Utilization<br /><ul><li>Scalability
  10. 10. Elasticity
  11. 11. Statelessness
  12. 12. Server Aggregation
  13. 13. VMotion N/W
  14. 14. Low Latency Applications</li></li></ul><li>Virtualization Technology Requires Network Automation<br />You Need More Applications?<br />So just allocate more servers to the Service, right?<br />But what if a network bottleneck now occurs?<br />Network devices respond to the bottleneck by <br />Moving domains to encompass more servers adding I/O<br />Creating virtual pipes on the fly<br />Changing policies to prioritize applications<br />Dynamic Allocation<br />“Automation is a key virtualization enabler”<br />Storage<br />TV<br />
  15. 15. Why Are We Talking Today?<br />Force10 is moving quickly to deliver Network Virtualization & Automation<br />We have a point of View that our products need to be orchestrated versus controlling<br />We see true value in being the “Open” alternative in the market<br />Starting with our new top of rack (S60/S55) we will deliver a robust portfolio of “Automatable Network Devices”<br />11<br />
  16. 16. Evolution of the Data Center Network<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />Core &Aggregation<br />FTOS<br />Access<br />Switches<br />Computing/Storage<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Storage/Compute/HPCC<br />12<br />
  17. 17. Value of Density & ResiliencySimpler, Better Economics<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />E-Series<br />Core &Aggregation<br />E-Series<br />C-Series<br />FTOS<br />Access<br />S-Series<br />Computing/Storage<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Storage/Compute/HPCC<br />13<br />
  18. 18. Value of Density & ResiliencySimpler, Better Economics<br />UBIQUITY<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />Applications<br />E-Series<br />Core &Aggregation<br />Automation<br />E-Series<br />C-Series<br />FTOS<br />Network Virtualization<br />Access<br />S-Series<br />Computing/Storage<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Storage/Compute/HPCC<br />
  19. 19. Force10’s Open Automation &Virtualization Framework<br />Internet<br />Firewall& SLB<br />SwitchLink<br />HyperLink<br />Applications<br />VirtualSwitch<br />E-Series<br />Hypervisor<br />Open Automation<br />Core &Aggregation<br />E-Series<br />C-Series<br />Network Virtualization<br />FTOS<br />VirtualView<br />VirtualControl<br />VirtualScale<br />Access<br />S-Series<br />Computing/Storage<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Storage/Compute/HPCC<br />
  20. 20. Why Automate the Network?<br />To assist with real-time visibility and management of heavily virtualized environments<br />Reduces your risk using a policy driven framework—how you do it will matter<br />Shortens your path to a tangible ROI<br />16<br />
  21. 21. Business Case<br />Data center automation tools are in their infancy but are showing strong returns<br />HP NA presents case studies with 6 to 12 month ROI / payback <br />Reduce fixed costs<br />Reduce unplanned downtime<br />Improve operational efficiency – workload per employee<br />“We need to change the way we are doing things to reduce costs further and improve our overall efficiency while increasing application availability and agility”<br />17<br />
  22. 22. Automation Hierarchy—Who Pushes & Who Pulls?<br />Network<br />Automation Middleware“Orchestration” or Implementation<br />Database<br />VM1<br />VM1<br />VM1<br />VM1<br />VM1<br />VM1<br />NA<br />VirtualSwitch<br />VirtualSwitch<br />VirtualSwitch<br />VirtualSwitch<br />VirtualSwitch<br />VirtualSwitch<br />Hypervisor<br />Hypervisor<br />Hypervisor<br />Hypervisor<br />Hypervisor<br />Hypervisor<br />Application Business Logic: <br />Hypervisor<br />Virtual Switching<br />18<br />
  23. 23. Network AutomationBusiness Processes Orchestrating Assets <br />Policy Server Mediates<br />Provisioning or reallocation of resources through ‘policies’<br />CLI <br />SNMP <br />Scripting languages<br />Business process or time of day<br />Reallocate resources by moving VLANs<br />Power savings by cycling underutilized devices off<br />Reallocate bandwidth<br />Change priorities through QoS policing <br />Implement Security policies<br />NA<br />PolicyServer & Security<br />19<br />
  24. 24. What is a VLAN ?Why is it a Key Part of Automation?<br />VLAN: A Virtual Local Area Network (LAN)<br />A VLAN identifies a group of devices that are seen as a group of assets<br />The VLAN id, and what is assigned to that id, defines a resource pool or domain<br />The resource pool can now be moved physically but logically no change has occurred<br />A VMs characteristics should be independent of location<br />VLAN 2 is assigned to these 3 servers<br />VLAN 1 is assigned to these 2 servers<br />20<br />
  25. 25. Network AutomationBusiness Processes Orchestrating Assets <br />Policy Server Mediates<br />Provisioning or reallocation of resources through ‘policies’<br />CLI <br />SNMP <br />Scripting languages<br />Business process or time of day<br />Reallocate resources by moving VLANs<br />Power savings by cycling underutilized devices off<br />Reallocate bandwidth<br />Change priorities through QoS policing <br />Implement Security policies<br />NA<br />PolicyServer & Security<br />21<br />
  26. 26. Extensible & Modular Operating System<br />Common Interface Across Different Capacities<br />Network Automation <br />Orchestration software drives Force10 switches to move VLANs based on policies<br />E-Series<br />S-Series<br />C-Series<br />
  27. 27. SmartScripts – Dynamic FTOS Scripting<br />1. HOUSEKEEPING TASK<br />3. HOUSEKEEPING TASK<br />2. WORKING TASK<br />4. WORKING TASK<br />6. HOUSEKEEPING TASK<br />5. SECURITY TASK<br /><ul><li>Apply additional ACL to limit after hours access. Time based.
  28. 28. Stage CLI command requests from customer. If a link flaps, the command completion status is held in the script so there is no doubt when the Mgmt plane reconnects
  29. 29. Communicate with CMDB (MySQL) to retrieve Port Info. Apply characteristic |to CLI
  30. 30. Listen for set of requests. Such as ‘can you find this MAC.’ Such as ‘generate a health check heartbeat’
  31. 31. Generate time based reports, communicate up on periodic basis
  32. 32. Monitor specific port configs to validate no change – raise alarm if change occurs</li></ul>23<br />
  33. 33. Scaling Out with EaseUse Case: Jump Starting TOR<br />Request<br />Operating System<br />Receive<br />Latest Configuration<br />Configuration Data Base Holds TOR Configuration File<br />
  34. 34. SwitchLink – System Management Orchestration<br />Management Tools<br />CA<br />IBM System Director / Java Plug-in<br />HP NA / Java Script<br />Oracle VM / Python SDK<br />MySQL<br />TBD Networks<br /><ul><li>CLI / CLI-script
  35. 35. SNMP (Get & Set)
  36. 36. XML (Get & Set)
  37. 37. Web based CMD</li></ul>Management Protocols<br />NETCONF<br />System Director / SOAP<br />REST<br />25<br />
  38. 38. HyperLink – Hypervisor to Switch Communication <br />Hypervisors<br />VMware<br />Citrix / Xen<br />KVM<br />HyperV<br />3. Apply vMAC Associated<br />Port VLAN<br />vMAC ACL<br />vMAC QOS<br />1. Monitor VM and vSwitch<br />Network Characteristics<br />2. Retrieve vMAC based<br />PORT PROFILE<br />Configuration Data Base Holds Port Profiles<br />26<br />
  39. 39. Eco Efficiency is in Force10’s DNAA Key Piece of a Green Strategy is the Network<br />Force10 has the lowest power consumption of any core switch/router<br />34W / 10 GbE port<br />Recently confirmed through 3rd party testing (Tolly Group)<br />Force10’s automation / virtualization technology can leverage local power / cooling “hooks” to reduce needs when services are in low demand<br />Force10 also built intelligence into both the infrastructure and operational software (FTOS) to power line cards or chassis on and off<br />Ecosystem partners lcan create an end-to-end solution delivering a dynamic service environment matching use with workload demands<br />
  40. 40. Handling the Same Amount of Network Trafficwith Less Equipment<br />$<br />Higher Port Densityper Rack Inch<br />Higher Port Densityper Rack Inch<br />More Traffic Processedper Card<br />More Traffic Processedper Card<br />Less Chassis Space Required<br />Less Chassis Space Required<br />LOWER<br />OPEX<br />Smaller PhysicalFootprint Needed<br />Smaller PhysicalFootprint Needed<br />LOWER<br />CAPEX<br />Decreased Power Consumption<br />Decreased Power Consumption<br />Less Heat Generated<br />Less Heat Generated<br />Less CoolingPower Required<br />Less CoolingPower Required<br />30-70% TCO Savings<br />$<br />
  41. 41. Summary<br />Why Force10?<br />Data center focused and depth of experience<br />Best Ethernet economics<br />Green Ethernet technology<br />Vision for the future <br />29<br />
  42. 42. DISCUSSION<br />
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