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Demand: Moving Up and to the Edges

            Bart Stuck
         2 November 2004
Demand Landscape

Applications
6-7


Switching
3-4-5


Physical
0-1-2

               Enterprise    Local       End-Office...
Demand Drivers: Historical
        Voice (wired/mobile)




Video                          Data




                      ...
Key NGN Equipment: Historical
                Call Centers
Applications
6-7              Logistics                        ...
Demand Driver Shift
        mid 1990s                      2004 onward



          Voice                         Computin...
Key NGN Equipment: Future

Applications    NGN NICs

6-7
                                                                 ...
NGN Enterprise Switching
                Requirements
                  Past                            Future

Up to 1 Gb...
Issue: Supporting The Underlying
            Demand

           Switches                       Line Cards
●   Need enterpr...
Background Articles

●   Demands Shift for Next Gen Switches/
    Routers, Stuck and Weingarten, BCR,
    September 2004
●...
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  1. 1. ® Demand: Moving Up and to the Edges Bart Stuck 2 November 2004
  2. 2. Demand Landscape Applications 6-7 Switching 3-4-5 Physical 0-1-2 Enterprise Local End-Office Transport Servers/ Switching Access Storage ® 2
  3. 3. Demand Drivers: Historical Voice (wired/mobile) Video Data ® 3
  4. 4. Key NGN Equipment: Historical Call Centers Applications 6-7 Logistics SAN Volume Mgmt Switching Core Fibre Channel/ PBXs; Routers; Infiniband/ 3-4-5 Edge ATM ESCON Routers Cable Fiber Disk Drives Modem/ Intercity Fiber/ Ring/ Tapes Physical DSLAM/ WDM WDM Switches RF cells 0-1-2 Enterprise Local End-Office Transport Servers/ Switching Access Storage ® 4
  5. 5. Demand Driver Shift mid 1990s 2004 onward Voice Computing Video Data Networking Storage ® 5
  6. 6. Key NGN Equipment: Future Applications NGN NICs 6-7 NAS NGN Edge SAN Switching Routers NGN Core 3-4-5 Routers iSCSI Disk Drives Wi-Fi/ Physical Wi-Max/ FTTH 3G/4G xDSL 0-1-2 Enterprise Local End-Office Transport Servers/ Switching Access Storage ® 6
  7. 7. NGN Enterprise Switching Requirements Past Future Up to 1 Gbps 10 Gbps 100% L2 / 20% L3 100% L2 and L3 Limited L4-7 awareness Full L4-7 awareness Single protocol Multi-protocol in native form; Protocol conversion/encapsulation @ wire speed Separate LAN/SAN switches Unified LAN/SAN switches Blocking enterprise switches Non-blocking enterprise switches IP-sized memory buffers XML-sized memory buffers Limited programmability Substantial programmability @ wirespeed Pre-installed programming On-the-fly programmability ® 7
  8. 8. Issue: Supporting The Underlying Demand Switches Line Cards ● Need enterprise ● Need to adopt PCI switches with capacities Express @ 10G once associated with ● Need RDMA to offload the core microprocessors ● But with much more ● Need flexibility and flexibility and programmability programmability ● Price under $100! ● And at low prices: sub $500 per port ® 8
  9. 9. Background Articles ● Demands Shift for Next Gen Switches/ Routers, Stuck and Weingarten, BCR, September 2004 ● Next Gen Switch/Router Design Issues, Stuck and Weingarten, BCR, October 2004 (copies at NGN) ● See http://signallake.com/publications/ ® 9
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