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Realising the Immediate Benefits of SDN and NFV

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Realising the Immediate Benefits of SDN and NFV

  1. 1. Realising the Immediate Benefits of SDN and NFV Stephen Hampton CTO Hutchinson Networks
  2. 2. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally Traditional Backplane Communications Proprietary Comms Protocol OpenFlow, OpFlex Netconf, BGP Traditional Versus SDN Architectures
  3. 3. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally Traditional Control and Data Plane Architectures Cost • 16 x Controller • 8 x Chassis • 64 x I/O Modules • 8 x Licenses Duplication Unused Ports Unused Features Agility • 8 Points of Configuration • Traditional CLI • No Extensibility • Proprietary Protocols
  4. 4. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally Traditional Versus SDN Architectures
  5. 5. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally SDN Architectures Cost • Fewer Controllers • Reduced Hardware and Licensing • White Box Switching Agility • Single Point of Configuration • Open and Extensible • Object Orientated • Ideal for Automation and Orchestration
  6. 6. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally Traditional DC Network Stack Physical Logical WAN/ Internet WAN/ Internet
  7. 7. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally Cost • 2 x Firewall Appliance • 2 x IPS Appliance • 2 x Web App Firewall • 2 x Load Balancer • Servers • Storage Agility • Difficult to Scale • Difficult to Migrate • Inefficient Use of Resource • Difficult to Automate Traditional DC Network Stack WAN/ Internet WAN/ Internet
  8. 8. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally DC Stack with NFV WAN/ Internet WAN/ Internet
  9. 9. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally DC Stack with NFV Cost • Three Hardware Types o Servers; Storage; Network • All Others Run On VM • License Costs Only • Pay Per Bandwidth • Take Advantage of Server and Network Hardware • Virtualised Connection to Devices Agility • Virtualised Network Links • Pooled VLANs Provide Abst. • Easy to Scale Up Bandwidth • Easy to Add New VMs WAN/ Internet WAN/ Internet
  10. 10. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally What is Available Now SDN • SDX Central Controller o 21 Commercial Controllers o 9 Open Source Controllers • Combine Range of Architectures o White Box Switches o Proprietary Asics o Overlays • All Major Vendors NFV • Virtual Appliances are Everywhere • All Major Vendors • All Significant Device Types o Routers o Firewall o IPS o WAF o SLB o GSLB o Authentication o UTM
  11. 11. Worldwide Solutions Delivered Locally SDN and NFV on HN Fabrix • SDN was a No Brainer o Immediately Ahead of Market o Facilitates Orchestration o Cost Effective • Fabrix Would Not be Possible Without NFV o Three Hardware Types Server Storage Network • Everything Else NFV • Reduces Costs • Scales Easily • Makes Orchestration Easy
  12. 12. Realising the Immediate Benefits of SDN and NFV Stephen Hampton CTO Hutchinson Networks

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