SDN is a New Way to Design, Build and OperateNetworksCopyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.8SDN Definition1. Separates the network’s control (brains)and forwarding (muscle) planes2. Provides a centralized view of the overallnetwork3. Utilizes programmatic applicationinterfaces (APIs)4. Enables efficient orchestration andautomation of network servicesSDN Controller/ Network Operating SystemApp App App AppOpenFlowPacket-ForwardingHardwareOpenFlowcompliant OSPacket-ForwardingHardwareOpenFlowcompliant OSPacket-ForwardingHardwareOpenFlowcompliant OSWell-definedOpen API
SDN PromisesAgility: enabling organizations to rapidly deployapplications, services, and infrastructure to meet needsScale: automate and optimize new and existingapplications and servicesInnovation: allowing organizations to create and delivernew types of applications, services and business modelsSDN Opens the Network Up for InnovationCopyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.9It replaces static, inflexible and complex networks, with networks thatare agile, scalable and innovative.
CustomSolutionsTailoredSolutionsPackagedSoftwareSDN is Still in Its Early Stages…11Similar to other early-stages in enterprise software market evolutions, you will need todedicate time and resources to customize solutions to meet your needs.Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.Early Market Mature MarketSDN TodayAnalysts recommend that companies prepare for industry adoption ofSDN by starting training IT staff in 2013 (Forrester)
Learn as Much as You CanResearch &DevelopmentOrganizationsOpen SourceProjects225+ OrganizationsCopyright 2013. All RightsReserved.13A Vibrant SDN OpenSource community isactively working on OpenSource ProjectsMany in Research andAcademia arecollaborating to creatinglots of new technologiesor adapt old technologiesHundreds of New andEstablished Companieshave announcedSDN strategiesFamiliarize Yourself with the Robust SDN Ecosystem; Understand What Technologies areAvailable and What People Are Doing With It…
If You are an Enterprise,15Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.Some Common Deployments Include Using SDN to… Slice Up the Network to Achieve More FlexibleConfigurations Stretch the Network Across Racks Within a Data Centeror Across Data Centers in Private and Hybrid Clouds Automate and Orchestrate Delivery Across AllResources (Networks, Compute and Storage) Gain Visibility and Simply Troubleshooting Through TapAggregation*Note: For More Details on Use Cases, Check Out SDN Central’s Enterprise Use Case Presentation or Go to SDNCentral
If You are a Service Provider16Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.Some Common Deployments Include Using SDN for… Service Chaining to Configure L4-7 FunctionsDynamically Dynamic Rerouting to Allow Large Data Flows to BypassBottlenecks and Create Instant Exchanges B/W PeeringNetworks Bandwidth-on-Demand to Meet End-User Requests forInstant Bandwidth End-to-End Service Provisioning from the Data Center toMobile Handsets, While Adhering to SLAs and QoSRequirements*Note: For More Details on Use Cases, Check Out SDN Central’s Service Provider Use Case Presentation or Go to SDNCentral
There Are a Lot of Options225+ Organizations Customers – LiveDeploymentsCopyright 2013. All RightsReserved.18Many companies haveannouncedSDN Productsand several areShipping SolutionsCheck out realsolutions being usedby real customers atDemoFriday™Make sure you understand what you need and pick the partner(s) that are best for yourorganization…
Attempting to Run BeforeCrawlingLack of clear business objective /problem statementFailure to manage expectationsFailure to understand limitations ofcurrent software & hardwarePutting Your Trust in aSingle VendorTheir focus is on selling products, notworking with you to solve yourproblemsMany products were designed 2–3years back, before problems and usecases were well understoodDon’t be forced down a path with asolution that was never designed foryour use case in mindPitfalls to Avoid19Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.
• How many production / paiddeployments do they have?• How many current trials?• How many reference-ablecustomers?• Where does your company sit ontheir priority list?• Who are their typical customers?• Are they Telecom or Data Centerfocused?• What use-cases / solutions do theysupport?• Do they provide products orservices?Questions to Qualify Prospective Partners20How to separate SDN reality from SDN hype in an early market…Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.