The Path to NFV Nirvana
Mallik Tatipamula
Vice President, Service Provider and Cloud Solutions
December 2013
m.tatipamula@...
Keynote Speaker’s Bio
As F5's Vice President of Service Provider and Cloud solutions,
Mallik Tatipamula is responsible for...
Agenda
• Charting the course
• Keys to success
• 4 pillars of NFV
• Deployment phases

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Charting the Course

Transitioning from a network model to application delivery model
We are here
TV

TV

Telco Cloud

TV
...
Keys to NFV Success

Lessons learned from large datacenter migrations to virtualized infrastructure

HOW TO ADDRESS YOUR P...
The 4 pillars of NFV

NFV

Virtualization
• Virtual network functions
(VNFs/VMs)
• Significant multi-tenancy
• High perfor...
NFV Deployment Phases – F5 perspective

Building an application delivery network that is zero-touch and fully programmable...
Current state of affairs
DNS Services

Local DNS

Visited PLMN

Authoritative Infrastructure
DNS
DNS

P-PCRF

HSS

Diamete...
Unify SGi functions and virtualize VAS platform(s)

Simplifies transition to software-based delivery of network services a...
Virtualize SGi functions and VAS platforms

Incorporate intelligent orchestration and application awareness

PGW/
GGSN

RT...
Virtualize control plane functions

Make discrete control functions more elastic, dynamic, and highly utilized
Control Pla...
Virtualize Access and Core Network Elements
Mobile Core
GERAN

UTRAN
SEC GW

Virtualized Network
Svcs Platform

EUTRAN

In...
Benefits of NFV migration
Future-proof your
investments…

Meet explosive
growth …

Gain L7 visibility
and control…

Implem...
Path to NFV Nirvana
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Path to NFV Nirvana

  1. 1. The Path to NFV Nirvana Mallik Tatipamula Vice President, Service Provider and Cloud Solutions December 2013 m.tatipamula@f5.com
  2. 2. Keynote Speaker’s Bio As F5's Vice President of Service Provider and Cloud solutions, Mallik Tatipamula is responsible for the innovation and implementation of new and disruptive technologies across the company. With more than 23 years of experience working with telecommunication and networking technologies, Tatipamula has held leadership roles at Ericsson, Juniper, Cisco, and Motorola among others. Tatipamula coauthored over 100 patents/publications, 2 books in networking. He has Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in Japan, graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He taught networking courses at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Tsing Hua, BUPT in China, IIT Mumbai and currently visiting professor King’s College London (UK). © F5 Networks, Inc 2
  3. 3. Agenda • Charting the course • Keys to success • 4 pillars of NFV • Deployment phases © F5 Networks, Inc 3
  4. 4. Charting the Course Transitioning from a network model to application delivery model We are here TV TV Telco Cloud TV Large Capacity Data Centers Hosting IT, Services Platforms, and Control Functions Internet Services (Mail, IM, Portals) Fiber ADSL PSTN Mobile Fiber ADSL PSTN Mobile CONTROL Converged Application Services Functions IMS Control Application Control Functions WAN Common IP Transport Cloudified WAN ACCESS Wireless Overlay Networks © F5 Networks, Inc Converged Transport Wireline Converged Application Delivery 4
  5. 5. Keys to NFV Success Lessons learned from large datacenter migrations to virtualized infrastructure HOW TO ADDRESS YOUR PRESSING STRATEGIC EFFORTS? • Start with architecture planning • Prioritize phasing order • Transform operational support • Streamline vendor portfolio © F5 Networks, Inc 5
  6. 6. The 4 pillars of NFV NFV Virtualization • Virtual network functions (VNFs/VMs) • Significant multi-tenancy • High performance • Comprehensive hypervisor support © F5 Networks, Inc Abstraction • Service and network abstraction • Configuration templates • On demand resourcing Programmability Orchestration • Data, control & management planes • Open and productiondeployed APIs • Developer-friendly RESTful APIs • Large existing developer community & ecosystem • Unified multi-vendor, multi-service ecosystem • Open and standards based multivendor integration • Policy-driven flows and steering 6
  7. 7. NFV Deployment Phases – F5 perspective Building an application delivery network that is zero-touch and fully programmable SGi Simplification • • • SGi network service consolidation VAS steering Intelligent service chaining Control Plane NFV SGi NFV • • • Virtualized SGi service functions (1 hypervisor) Dynamic VAS Steering Intelligent service orchestration • • • Virtualized control functions (1 hypervisor) Dynamic Control Plane Steering (e.g. DRA) Intelligent service orchestration RAN & Core Network NFV • • Virtualized EPC, BNG Virtualized RAN functions • Smooth introduction of new services with scale and flexibility • Intelligent orchestration and management for increased service velocity • Programmable and application-aware cloud and network convergence © F5 Networks, Inc 7
  8. 8. Current state of affairs DNS Services Local DNS Visited PLMN Authoritative Infrastructure DNS DNS P-PCRF HSS Diameter Svcs MME Policy and Subscriber Management OCS DRA/DEA PCRF AAA/HSS IMS and Non-IMS Control SBC/SPG X CSCF S/Gi Network Mobile Devices GGSN/PGW/ ASNGW L2 Switch Policy Enforcement URL Filtering Firewall CGN LDNS PE IGR Internet Services Complex Key Segments to consider • • • • Data Plane elements on S/Gi Media Plane elements in Services complex Control/Signaling elements Mobile Core Network (Access/EPC) © F5 Networks, Inc VAS Svcs Applications IT 8
  9. 9. Unify SGi functions and virtualize VAS platform(s) Simplifies transition to software-based delivery of network services and offers dynamic delivery of virtualized and elastic VAS services PGW/ GGSN Internet RTR Unified Platform VM Management and Orchestration Key Considerations • • • Determine SGi functions to unify Determine NFV readiness of vendors Select trusted vendor to partner on POC © F5 Networks, Inc Data Center Transparent Caching URL Filtering Parental Controls Video Optimization 9
  10. 10. Virtualize SGi functions and VAS platforms Incorporate intelligent orchestration and application awareness PGW/ GGSN RTR Internet Virtualized SGi Svcs Platform VM Management and Orchestration Key Considerations • • • Determine implementation approach Define cross-platform requirements Minimize customer service impact © F5 Networks, Inc Data Center Transparent Caching URL Filtering Parental Controls Video Optimization 10
  11. 11. Virtualize control plane functions Make discrete control functions more elastic, dynamic, and highly utilized Control Plane DNS PCRF Diameter Signaling IMS (SBC/CSCF) AAA/HSS VM Management and Orchestration PGW/ GGSN RTR Virtualized SGi Svcs Platform Internet Key Considerations • • • Determine implementation approach Define cross-platform requirements Minimize customer service impact © F5 Networks, Inc 11
  12. 12. Virtualize Access and Core Network Elements Mobile Core GERAN UTRAN SEC GW Virtualized Network Svcs Platform EUTRAN Internet Fixed Core FIXED Key Considerations • • • Determine implementation approach Define cross-platform requirements Minimize customer service impact © F5 Networks, Inc 12
  13. 13. Benefits of NFV migration Future-proof your investments… Meet explosive growth … Gain L7 visibility and control… Implement dynamic, multi-layered security… Significantly lower your cost structure… … with flexible and adaptive platforms … with extensible performance and scalability … for intelligent traffic steering and policy enforcement … for the highest availability and reliability … with a simplified & dynamic network architecture © F5 Networks, Inc 13

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