Showing posts with label SDNOpenFlowWorldCongress. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SDNOpenFlowWorldCongress. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Huawei Develops its OpenStack-based FusionSphere Cloud Operating System

Huawei cited progress in developing its FusionSphere platform for NFV and SDN based on OpenStack.

Huawei is creating a distributed cloud data center solution (SD-DC2) based on FusionSphere.  The idea is to enable centralized resources scheduling and unified cloud services provisioning by integrating multiple data centers of various vendors' and service providers' into a single resource pool through the standard Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). This would create large-scale resource pools, flexible management, and openness.

Huawei also confirmed that its FusionSphere will be capable of supporting third-party devices and products across hardware and applications.

Huawei will work with major carriers, telecom vendors, IT vendors, and Over the Top (OTT) companies to encourage NFV innovation and best practice identification.

In a keynote address at the Layer123 SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Düsseldorf, Germany, Justin Dustzadeh, Huawei's CTO & VP Technology Strategy, said SDN requires a new way of thinking from carriers as well as from the network vendors and that Huawei is striving to implement openness across all its platforms. He noted that that do date Huawei has carried out more than 60 joint NFV and Software Defined Network (SDN) innovation projects with over 20 telecom carriers, including Telefonica, Vodafone and China Telecom. Huawei also accomplished several successful commercial deployments in 2014, including the SDN-based Wo cloud project in cooperation with China Unicom, and a NFV-based vIMS joint project with a leading European operator.

This week Huawei is hosting a Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Open Cloud Forum at its European Innovation and Experience Center in Düsseldorf.

Juniper and Akamai Demo Elastic CDN based on NFV

At the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress  in Dusseldorf, Juniper Networks and Akamai Technologies are showing an Elastic Content Delivery Network (CDN) that could prove to be a more flexible solution for scaling video delivery.

The proof-of-concept demonstration uses Akamai’s virtualized Aura Licensed CDN (LCDN) software and Juniper's Contrail Controller for SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) to dynamically scale up and down network resources to support content spikes resulting from the broadcast of large events. The technology is also designed to accelerate service creation for service providers utilizing CDNs to launch innovative multiscreen video services that help drive subscriber acquisition and loyalty.

“Content delivery networks are evolving to meet the needs of increasingly real-time, distributed applications and users. Overlay networks have proven to simplify and automate the delivery of application and user-centric services without the administrative overhead of traditional infrastructure approaches. By combining Akamai’s virtualized caching components with Contrail’s scale-out network service automation, the companies have created a truly elastic CDN solution to meet the emerging needs of telco clouds,” stated Jennifer Lin, senior director product management, Juniper Networks.

Procera's NFV Software Solution Hits 40 Gbps on COTS

Procera Networks' PacketLogic/V Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) software solution has been benchmarked by the European Advanced Network Test Center (EANTC) at 40Gbps with fully active Internet Intelligence functionality, running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment.

Specifically, the EANTC testing measured the performance of the PacketLogic/V solutions running on a dual socket Intel Xeon E5-2699v3 CPUs clocked at 2.30 Ghz and 18 cores with 64 Gigabytes of memory (RAM). The software environment for the test was Debian 7.6 and Qemu 1.6.2, as well as version of PacketLogic software. The tests measured the performance and latency of PacketLogic/V running in a NFV configuration with full Internet Intelligence capabilities being exercised. In the tests where PacketLogic/V was achieving 40Gbps of performance, the CPU usage never exceeded 45%, demonstrating that the performance could go higher if the platform supported more interfaces.

“A lack of proven NFV performance capabilities in the industry has been blocking many NFV deployment scenarios by operators over the past year,” said Peter Alm, chief product architect at Procera. “Achieving the same performance with COTS NFV as we do on our PacketLogic™ hardware platforms is a significant technical accomplishment that delivers economic and technological value to network operators.”

The test results can be viewed at

NEC Offers Pay as you Go Pricing for SDN Controller

NEC will offer pay-as-you-go pricing for its SDN ProgrammableFlow Controller.  Pricing increases in step with network capacity.

NEC introduces a ProgrammableFlow SDN Starter Pack, which is priced starting at $3,000 and provides the features of the ProgrammableFlow Controller software, but is designed for smaller SDN deployments, including departmental or lab deployments. The network easily scales up as capacity requirements grow.

"The new pricing enables customers to deploy networks of any size to seize the operational and performance benefits of Open Networking," said Don Clark, director, business development, NEC Corporation of America. "We are confident that once our customers experience the benefits of SDN, they will make it a part of their IT infrastructure."

NEC is also adding new capabilities to Version 6 that lets wide-area Ethernet fabrics stretch across the campus or metro area. Combined with network virtualization, these new capabilities enable network operators to deploy converged network fabrics across remote sites, reducing the need for the costly network hardware required by most traditional networks. SDN for campus networks improves service agility through simplified operations and greater traffic visibility, as compared to traditional networks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HP Intros Distributed Cloud Networking for Multi Data Centers

HP introduced a new Distributed Cloud Networking (DCN) solution based on SDN and aimed at clouds spanning multiple data centers.

DCN is especially aimed at accelerating communication service providers' (CSP) journey to Network 
Function Virtualization (NFV) by optimizing network resources, increasing agility and 
speeding time-to-market through dynamic, service-driven configuration.  The idea is to enable network administrators to control the distributed networking environment from one central location, whether the 
organization incorporates private, public or hybrid data centers. 

Key elements include:

  • HP Virtualized Service Directory, refines service design and integrates with customer service policies. This allows for seamless management of users, compute and network resources.
  • HP Distributed Services Controller, serves as the control plane of the data center network. Through controller federation, network administrators have a centralized control of their network, regardless of how many data centers are being managed, allowing scalability, resiliency and consistency of network implementation.
  • HP Distributed Virtual Routing and Switching, based on Open vSwitch, serves as a virtual endpoint for network services allowing for changes in the compute environment to be immediately detected, thereby triggering the right network connectivity to ensure the needs of applications are met. 
“Customers are looking for ways to upgrade their networks to better focus on building business and incorporating new technologies that adapt to rapidly changing demands,” said Antonio Neri, senior vice president and general manager, Servers and Networking, HP. “Distributed Cloud Networking allows customers to seamlessly work across their distributed environment, removing the need to manually reconfigure the network and offering a more efficient infrastructure at reduced costs.” 

HP Technology Services offers solution level support with its Datacenter Care program. To help customers manage risk, HP Trusted Network Transformation spans strategy, assessment, design, deployment, customized support, management of change, and complete lifecycle program management across all transformational elements.

The DCN solution is immediately available worldwide with a starting price of $65,585 for a single instance and will also be offered for enhanced virtual networking as part of the previously announced HP OpenNFV program.

The announcement was made at SDN and OpenFlow World Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany.