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IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments (IBM SDN VE)


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IBM Software Defined Networking for Virtual Environments (IBM SDN VE)

  1. 1. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingIBM SDN VEData Center Network VirtualizationRakesh SahaDirector Product Management
  2. 2. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingNetworks are a bottleneck for the data centerTo align with business needs, IT needs to decrease network provisioning timeVM provisioningtimeMinutesDaysNetworkprovisioning time2
  3. 3. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingPercent of serversvirtualizedUse storagevirtualizationUse networkvirtualization48%93%?3Data centers need network virtualizationServer and storage virtualization numbers for strategic data centers. Source: 2012 IBM Data Center Study:
  4. 4. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingIBM SDN ProductsJan 2009Jan 2009802.1QbgOct 2011Oct 2011IBM SDN: Shipping products and technology investmentsVMready OpenFlowSwitchesEdgeVirtualBridgingDistributedVirtualSwitchIBM SDNVEDelivering the future of networking now4OpenFlowControllerAdditionalOpenFlowSwitches andfeaturesJan 2012Jan 2012 Feb 2012Feb 2012 Nov 2012Nov 2012 InvestmentInvestment InvestmentInvestmentSDNPlatformMid 2013Mid 2013IBM or Partner Apps and ServicesGlobal Virtual & Physical StateManagementOverlay (SDNVE) OpenFlow
  5. 5. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingIBM SDN technology overviewApplications Network ServicesCloud/Data Center ProvisioningPlatformsExisting IP NetworkVirtual NetworkOpenFlow NetworkOpenFlow NetworkIBM SDN Platform•Global Virtual & Physical State Management•Connectivity service•Network Optimization•Northbound APIOpenFlowIBM SDN VEUnified Northbound APIVirtual NetworkThe IBM SDN Platform SDN Controller — Automates connectivity service, optimizes network IBM Software Defined Environment for Virtual Environments — A network hypervisor Optimized Fabric — Converged Ethernet and OpenFlow5
  6. 6. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingA hypervisor for the network6VM Virtual Network 1VM Virtual Network 2VM Virtual Network 3Virtual Network 1Virtual Network 2Virtual Network 3IBM SDN VEVirtualized NetworkIBM SDN VEGatewayNon virtualizedIP NetworkRESTful,QuantumAPIsOpenStackCloud/DCProvisioningApplicationsIP NetworkHypervisorVM VM VMIBM SDN VEvSwitchVirtual ApplianceIBM SDN VEManagementConsoleVirtual ApplianceIBM SDN VEConnectivityServerEndStationEndStationVirtual Network 3HypervisorVM VM VMIBM SDN VEvSwitchHypervisorVM VM VMIBM SDN VEvSwitch Based on IBM’s Distributed Overlay Virtual Ethernet (SDN VE) technology Uses existing IP infrastructure — No change to existing physical network Provides server-based connectivity for virtual workloads
  7. 7. Switching/Routing in physical networkExisting IP NetworkHypervisorVMVMVMSDN VEvSwitchHypervisorVMVMVMSDN VEvSwitchSDN VE Virtualized Network7Virtual Networking : IBM SDN VE TrafficExisting IP NetworkDMAC(VM)SIP(SDN VE IP)PayloadSMAC(VM)DIP(SDN VE IP)DMAC(VM)SIP(SDN VE IP)PayloadSMAC(VM)DIP(SDN VE IP)DMAC(Physical)SIP(Physical IP)SDN VE Header(VxLAN)DIP(Physical IP)SMAC(Physical)SDN VE Routing SDN VE Routing• SDN VE does not require the user to enable IP multicast in the physical network
  8. 8. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingIBM SDN VE Built for large scale to serve large, dynamic, automated data centers• First release will support 16000 virtual networks, Architected to support 16 million virtual networks• First release will support 128000 end stations (VMs), Architected to support millions of end stations• Highly distributed and federated addresses learning and dissemination• Does not require multi cast support for control plane Network connectivity service with templates for using network as a service Built to support automated provisioning of network• RESTful and Quantum APIs Built in basic IP gateway feature for ease of network set up and performance• Does not need an external IP gateway for communication between virtual networks Cluster based highly available solution• User configurable clustering solution for desired level of High Availability• Highly available gateways Native Multi-Platform solution• Native switching component in the hypervisor for high performance8
  9. 9. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingIBM Software Defined Network for Virtual Environments9Benefits Key Features Faster time to value  Deploy applications and network connectivity services faster Create networks as quickly as virtual servers throughautomation Reduce OPEX  Centralized network creation No change needed to physical infrastructure Automate VM movement along with policies and configurations Multiple hypervisor support for consistent virtual networking Scale up or down  Support up to 16 million virtual LANs Create and de-allocate networks as needed Enhance security  Eliminate error prone manual configuration when moving VMs Logically separate virtual networks for multi-tenancyEnabling the era of virtual networkingProvision multiple virtual networks on a common physical infrastructure usingIBM’s virtual overlay technologyIBM SDN VE is a multi-hypervisor solution
  10. 10. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem Networking Cut network provisioning from days to minutes Secure VM mobility across Layer 2, Layer 3 networks and data centersIBM SDN VE NetworkExistingNetworkExistingNetworkRED Virtual NetworkYellow Virtual Network Manual physical network configuration change Time consuming network provisioning Server virtualization gated by network provisioningExisting Network No physical network configuration change Automated network provisioning Server virtualization not gated by physical networkNetwork with IBM SDN VE-Enabled ServersPhysical network change for virtual workload connectivitySpeeds application provisioningVMVM VMVM VMVM VMVM10
  11. 11. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingImproves server ROI Increases VM density Removes VM networking bottleneck Future-proofs server virtualization Works on any server, including PureSystems, BladeCenter, etc.VMs exposed to the networkTraditional Network : 11,200With IBM SDN VE: 1,120Enterprise WorkloadsVMs exposed to the networkTraditional Network : 56,000With IBM SDN VE: 1,120VDI WorkloadExisting IP Network11
  12. 12. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingEnables secure and scalable multi-tenancy Secure networking resources required for multi-tenancy Cloud level scalability from 4096 traditional VLAN networks to16 million virtual networks IP address and MAC address reuse across different virtual networks1216 MillionVirtualNetworks
  13. 13. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingSimplifies data center consolidation Overlapping network addresses create challenges for consolidation• Application licensing tied to IP addresses• Physical networks cannot to share IP addresses IBM SDN VE simplifies data center consolidation• Maintain current IP addressing schemeIP Address 10.10.10.xIP Address 10.10.10.x13Existing physical network
  14. 14. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingSpeeds deployment of network services14IBM Software Defined Network for Virtual EnvironmentsVirtualized NetworkNetwork servicesDeploy network services based on patterns of expertise Firewall Load balancing Intrusion detection and others Planned for Q4 2013HypervisorVM VM VMIBM SDN VE vSwitchHypervisorVM VM VMIBM SDN VE vSwitchHypervisorVM VM VMIBM SDN VE vSwitch
  15. 15. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingIBM System Networking Software Defined Network forVirtual Environments Faster time to application value Reduce OPEX Scale up or down Enhance security Speed network services deploymentA network hypervisor for the business aligned data center15
  16. 16. © 2013 IBM CorporationSystem NetworkingRakesh @r_saha16
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