Plexxi and Calient Feature SDN-Driven, Dynamic Packet-Optical Data Center Architecture

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Plexxi and Calient together created a hybrid packet-optical data center infrastructure tying together multiple vendor technologies and utilizing external inputs, including events and monitoring information.

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Plexxi and Calient Feature SDN-Driven, Dynamic Packet-Optical Data Center Architecture

  1. 1. Big Data At Light Speed TM The Software Defined Packet/Optical-Circuit Datacenter Network CALIENT Technologies Inc. Santa Barbara, CA WWW.CALIENT.NET
  2. 2. Data Center Network Trends Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   2 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  3. 3. Data Center Network Trends Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   75  %  Traffic     Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   3 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  4. 4. Data Center Network Trends Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   75  %  Traffic     Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   4 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. Research Has Predicted a Solution: 3D MEMS Optical Circuit Switching in Datacenters IBM   Google   Intel   NEC   UC  San  Diego   University  of  Essex   Los  Alamos  Na)onal  Laboratory   University  of  PiKsburgh   Rice  University   Carnegie  Mellon  University   University  of  Illinois   5 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  6. 6. Solution: Hybrid Datacenter Networks The New Hybrid Data Center Solution Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Management  Plane   Topology     Database   Control  Plane   Rou)ng  Switching     Control  Plane   OCS 1 OCS 2 OCS  Control  Plane   OCS 3 OCS N Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   6 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  7. 7. Solution: Hybrid Datacenter Networks Macro Level Economics Sources:   (1)  “The  Emerging  Op)cal  Datacenter”,  OFC  2011,  Los  Angeles,  CA.   (2)  “Helios  -­‐    A  Hybrid  Electrical/Op)cal  Switch  Architecture  for  Modular  Data  Centers”,  Sigcomm  2010,  New  Delhi,  India.   7 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  8. 8. What is 3D MEMS Technology? 8 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  9. 9. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS Technology §  Completely passive pure photonic layer switching §  3D MEMS structure •  Bulk MEMS •  Electrostatic actuation §  <2 dB median loss §  Polarization, Bit rate, and Wavelength independent §  25 ms switching time §  Highest Industry Port Density (320x320) 9 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  10. 10. The Hybrid Data Center Solution Example “Real Time” Scenario Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Management  Plane   Topology     Database   Control  Plane   Rou)ng  Switching     Control  Plane   OCS 1 OCS 2 OCS  Control  Plane   OCS 3 OCS N Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   10 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  11. 11. The Hybrid Data Center Solution Example “Real Time” Scenario Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Management  Plane   Topology     Database   Control  Plane   Rou)ng  Switching     Control  Plane   OCS 1 OCS 2 OCS  Control  Plane   OCS 3 OCS N Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   11 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  12. 12. The Hybrid Data Center Solution Example “Real Time” Scenario Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Management  Plane   Topology     Database   Control  Plane   Rou)ng  Switching     Control  Plane   OCS 1 OCS 2 OCS  Control  Plane   OCS 3 OCS N Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   12 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  13. 13. The Hybrid Data Center Solution Example “Real Time” Scenario Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Management  Plane   Topology     Database   Control  Plane   Rou)ng  Switching     Control  Plane   OCS 1 OCS 2 OCS  Control  Plane   OCS 3 OCS N Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   13 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  14. 14. The Hybrid Data Center Solution Example “Real Time” Scenario Data  Center     Aggrega)on   Management  Plane   Topology     Database   Control  Plane   Rou)ng  Switching     Control  Plane   OCS 1 OCS 2 OCS  Control  Plane   OCS 3 OCS N Cluster     Aggrega)on   (CA)   Server     Aggrega)on   (TOR)   14 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  15. 15. A Hybrid Packet-Circuit Network Needs Control SDN Enables The Solution §  Hybrid Packet-Circuit Networks •  §  Packet-Circuit Convergence in the Data Center Network Enabled by SDN •  •  15 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies Optical and Packet devices coexist in infrastructure layer Unified control through Control and Application layers – All Rights Reserved
  16. 16. Example Use Cases §  Scheduled  Events   •  Virtual  Machine  migra1on  (Server  Virtualiza1on)   •  MapReduce  /  Hadoop   •  Storage  applica1on  reques1ng  data  migra1on   (Network  Storage)   §  Real  Time  Events   •  Network  monitoring  request  for  addi1onal  bandwidth     ― Based  on  Analy1cs  (traffic  threshold,  packet  conges1on,  etc)       16 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved 16
  17. 17. The Next Generation S320 Photonic Switch §  320  x  320  User  Ports  -­‐  640  Single   Mode  Fiber  Termina)ons   §  Up  to  100  Gbit/s  per  port  and   beyond  (>  32  Tbit/s)   §  25ms  setup  )me,  <  60ns  latency   §  Ultra  low  power  (45  WaKs)  &   small  size  (7  RU,  45  lb)   §  TL1,  SNMP,  OpenFlow  APIs   Optimized for Data Centers and Cloud Computing networks 17 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  18. 18. Plexxi / CALIENT §  The  Plexxi  CALIENT  partnership  is  based  on  a  specific   implementa)on  of  the  generic  Hybrid  DC  concept.   •  •  18 Plexxi  Control  provides  the  SDN  management  and  control  plane   func1ons   CALIENT’s  S320  OCS  provides  high  capacity  op1cal  “flyways”  for   funneling  large  traffic  flows.   © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved 18
  19. 19. Big Data At Light Speed Thank You! CALIENT Technologies Inc. Santa Barbara, CA WWW.CALIENT.NET TM
  20. 20. Affinity Defined Networking Visit us at: www.plexxi.com 20 June  14,  2013   © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  21. 21. What is Affinity? §  Everything can talk to everything §  But… only certain devices actually have an affinity Affin it y 21 21 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved Affinit y
  22. 22. Plexxi Comprehensive SDN Solution Affinity  Driven  –  Federated  Controller  -­‐  Reconfigurable  Packet  and  Circuit  Network   Cloud Management Virtual Servers/ Compute Virtual Network Overlays Network Analytics Network Services Security Policy Affini1es   Network  Orchestra1on   Plexxi  Ring   22 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  23. 23. Plexxi Switch 1/1x §  480 Gbps access §  Innovative LightRail™ 23 23 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  24. 24. Fat Tree Data Center 8,000  Node  Fat  Tree  Design   •  10  tons  of  cable   •  55,296  cat-­‐6  cables   •  1,128  separate  cable  bundles   24 24 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  25. 25. Plexxi Switch 1/1x with LightRail™ Optical Interconnect §  Op1cal  networking  simplifies   connec1vity   Now  possible  to  eliminate  costly  Core/Agg  Layers!   25 25 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  26. 26. Plexxi Ring – Simple Connectivity 26 26 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  27. 27. Direct Capacity Plexxi11   Default Connections: •  40G to adjacent •  20G to next four switches Plexxi10   Plexxi1   Plexxi9   Plexxi2   Plexxi8   Plexxi3   Plexxi7   Plexxi4   Plexxi6   27 27 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies Plexxi5   – All Rights Reserved
  28. 28. Direct Capacity Plexxi11   Default Connections: •  40G to adjacent •  20G to next four switches Plexxi10   Plexxi1   Plexxi9   Plexxi2   Plexxi8   Plexxi3   Plexxi7   Plexxi4   Plexxi6   28 28 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies Plexxi5   – All Rights Reserved
  29. 29. Direct Capacity Plexxi11   Default Connections: •  40G to adjacent •  20G to next four switches Plexxi10   Plexxi1   Plexxi9   Plexxi2   Plexxi8   Plexxi3   Plexxi7   Plexxi4   Plexxi6   29 29 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies Plexxi5   – All Rights Reserved
  30. 30. What does 30 30 do to the network? © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  31. 31. What does 31 31 do to the network? © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  32. 32. There’s a Better Solution… Simple 32 32 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  33. 33. Plexxi Control a Federated Architecture Scalable  Compute  for   Algorithmic  Op)miza)on   •  Pre-­‐computed  topologies   •  Workload-­‐based  inputs   •  External  orchestra1on  connectors   Co-­‐Controller   Co-­‐Controller   Plexxi  Control   Central  Controller   Co-­‐Controller   Distributed  Edge  Processing   for  Real-­‐)me  Performance   Co-­‐Controller   Co-­‐Controller   33 33 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies •  No  central  controller     •  Real-­‐1me  line-­‐rate  forwarding   •  Real-­‐1me  response  to  link  failures   – All Rights Reserved
  34. 34. A Solution for Scaling Out Datacenters Affinity  Driven  -­‐  Controller-­‐  Reconfigurable  Packet  and  Circuit  Network   Cloud Management Virtual Servers/ Compute Virtual Network Overlays Network Analytics Network Services Security Policy CALIENT S320 Optical Circuit Switch Fabric Affini1es   Network  Orchestra1on   Plexxi  Ring   34 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved
  35. 35. Thank You Visit us at plexxi.com 35 © 1999-2013 CALIENT Technologies – All Rights Reserved

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