Rackonomics and Network Virtualization with BLADE RackSwitch


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  • Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Confidential
  • Rackonomics and Network Virtualization with BLADE RackSwitch

    1. 1. Rackonomics and Network Virtualization
    2. 2. <ul><li>BLADE : The leader in blade networking </li></ul><ul><li>BLADE ’s contribution to “Rackonomics” is the answer to network overload </li></ul><ul><li>BLADE offers true rack-level network virtualization </li></ul>Agenda Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies <ul><ul><li>Extends virtualization : Mirrors benefits of server virtualization within the network at the rack level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves Energy : Optimized airflow for servers and storage racks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Painless : Removes complexity through simplified management and fabric convergence </li></ul></ul>Virtual Easier Cooler
    3. 3. Who is BLADE? <ul><li>A market-leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet networking infrastructure solutions that reside in: </li></ul><ul><li>Blade servers </li></ul><ul><li>“ Scale-out” server racks </li></ul><ul><li>Storage racks </li></ul>Jun 6, 2009 www.bladenetwork.net #1 server vendor in Japan #1 server vendor worldwide #1 blade server vendor worldwide Leading datacenter-in-a-box provider 48% blade networking market share
    4. 4. Growing Pressures on Data Centers <ul><li>Busier servers </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>Multicore CPUs </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>More servers </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>Scale-out </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Clustering </li></ul><ul><li>Vanishing resources </li></ul><ul><li>Shrinking IT budgets </li></ul><ul><li>Power & cooling squeeze </li></ul><ul><li>Management complexity </li></ul>Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies
    5. 5. Rackonomics <ul><li>Rack-level provisioning makes it easier to design for scale out </li></ul><ul><li>With Rackonomics, IT can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond faster to business demands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase energy efficiency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease TCO </li></ul></ul>Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Rackonomics The Replicated Rack is the New Data Center! Virtual Easier Cooler
    6. 6. BLADE’s Rackonomics Switch Family <ul><li>Networking Virtualization switch-resident software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SmartConnect™ and VMready™ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First server and storage rack-optimized switch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airflow to match server and storage racks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Makes networks easier to manage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BLADEHarmony™ Manager </li></ul></ul>Jun 6, 2009 www.bladenetwork.net RackSwitch G8000 1/10G Ethernet Switch RackSwitch G8124 10G Low Latency SFP+ Switch RackSwitch G8100 10G Low Latency CX4 Switch Virtual Cooler Easier Under $500/port for 10G Ethernet Less power than 2 light bulbs
    7. 7. BLADE RackSwitch Designed for IBM iDataPlex <ul><li>IBM enters the Rackonomics market </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RackSwitch & iDataPlex – A perfect fit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airflow matches server airflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 8 RackSwitch supported </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other vendors limited to 4 switches due to need for expensive air baffles </li></ul></ul></ul>Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies
    8. 8. Rack Virtualization = Virtual, Cooler, Easier Networking Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Rack with Virtualized Network BLADE RackSwitches BLADE Embedded Switches Virtualization Software (SmartConnect™ & VMready™) BLADEHarmony ™ Manager
    9. 9. Virtual SmartConnect™ Virtualization Software <ul><li>Share I/O across a blade chassis or rack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved fault-tolerance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decouple scaling of CPU, I/O and storage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Server-centric products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking optimized for server administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Used today by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large retailer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large Wall Street financial firm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leading Web 2.0 service </li></ul></ul>Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Web traffic Video traffic Backup traffic
    10. 10. <ul><li>Physical ports are the old switching unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not aware of Virtual Machines (VMs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration per physical port only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No flexibility for unique VM needs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No flexibility to handle VM migrations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual ports are the new switching unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully aware of Virtual Machines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration per virtual port </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Network mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration follows Virtual Machines in real-time during migration </li></ul></ul></ul>VMready™ Virtual Machine aware networking Server 10’s of Physical ports Server Server 10G 10G 10G physical ports Server Server Server v-ports CNA 10G CNA Old Switches VMready Switches 1000’s of Virtual ports
    11. 11. Designed for Data Centers Airflow that matches servers and storage Side View Hot/Cold Aisle 70° 70° 71° 72° 74° 73° 70° 70° 72° 83° 85° 95° 90° Cold Aisle Hot Aisle Cold Aisle Hot Loops Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Confidential <ul><li>Most switches pull hot air from server exhaust creating “hot loops” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving up cooling costs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BLADE’s RackSwitches match the airflow of servers </li></ul>Using BLADE RackSwitch Using general-purpose switch Traditional Switch Server Side Cooled Switch Storage Device Storage Device Server Storage Device Server Storage Device Storage Device Server BLADE RackSwitch Server BLADE RackSwitch Storage Device Storage Device Server Storage Device Server Storage Device Storage Device Server
    12. 12. Easier BLADEHarmony™ Manager Software Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies <ul><li>Data center view and management of I/O </li></ul><ul><li>Single-click update to thousands of switches </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager & IBM Director </li></ul>
    13. 13. Easier Fabric Convergence with 10G Ethernet <ul><li>Lossless with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IP SAN (NAS, iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low latency for high-performance clusters (HPC) </li></ul><ul><li>Low power with fewer components </li></ul><ul><li>Low cost </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single attach (NIC/Adapter) for servers & storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced cabling & management </li></ul></ul>Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies SAN LAN Converged Server Fabric Fibre Channel InfiniBand HPC Cluster Ethernet <ul><li>NAS and iSCSI – Available today </li></ul><ul><li>FCoE-ready lossless fabric – demo at SNW & Interop 2008 </li></ul>SAN, LAN, and Cluster traffic will converge on 10G Ethernet
    14. 14. BLADE is First with Rack-level Network Virtualization <ul><li>Extends BLADE’s expertise into rack networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Field-proven, mature switch software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing (IBM, HP, NEC) and new distribution partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 300 of Fortune 500 count on BLADE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Rackonomics” through virtualized networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RackSwitch products for scale-out networks </li></ul></ul>Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Virtual Easier Cooler
    15. 15. Disclaimer <ul><li>BLADE makes no warranties regarding the accuracy of this information. BLADE does not warrant or represent that it will introduce any product to which the information relates. It is presented for discussion purposes only. </li></ul><ul><li>All statements regarding BLADE’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, at BLADE’s sole discretion. </li></ul><ul><li>Prices, delivery dates and technical specifications are subject to change without notice.  </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright 2009 BLADE Network Technologies. BLADE Network Technologies, the BLADE logo, BLADEHarmony, RackSwitch, SmartConnect and VMready are trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies.  All other names or marks are property of their respective owners. </li></ul>BLADE Network Technologies Jun 6, 2009