Network Virtualization Unlocking the IT Transformation Alan S. Cohen Vice President, Marketing © 2011 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. Network Virtualization Network is the 3rd and Final Leg in the Virtualization/Cloud Trifecta • $100B IT Transformation • Time to bring the operational state of the network to the level of compute…unlocks compute and storage virtualization driving cloud Networking is Shifting from Hardware to Software • Intelligence, control and services moving to software • Hardware moving to Layer 3 Fabric (packet forwarding) Nicira’s Network Virtualization Decouples Network Hardware from Software • Changes the CAPEX equation • Reinvents the operational paradigm • Creates a platform for innovation (services) © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. The Biggest Transformation IT in 30 Years Any Application / Data Enterprise Data Centers Service Provider Multi-Tenant Cloud Any Location © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. Multi-Data Center The Network is the Barrier to Cloud Any Application / Data Decoupled Compute & Storage Virtualization Compute Storage • • • Applications Are Still Bound to Physical Hardware & Topology Barrier to Cloud Network Any Location © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. Inflexible Workload Placement & Mobility Limited Multi-Tenancy Poor Programmatic Control Network Virtualization Unlocks “The Trifecta” Any Application / Data Decoupled Compute & Storage Virtualization Compute Storage Network Virtualization Decoupled Network Any Location © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. What is Network Virtualization? Decouples Reproduces Secure Isolation Programmatic Control Completely decouples logical and physical network Faithfully reproduces existing network services in logical space Enables secure Isolation between logical networks and between logical networks and the underlying physical network Provides a RESTful API for control and automated provisioning Compute & Storage Virtualization Compute Storage Network Virtualization Network Gateway Platform On Any Hardware © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. Offers gateway to legacy systems to enable non-disruptive integration an migration Open network services API allows development of innovative & differentiated network services Operates on any physical network infrastructure requires only IP connectivity Key Capabilities for Enterprise and Government Multi-Tenant Clouds Elastic Scale Mobility WAN is LAN Security L2 Legacy Gateway Granular Usage-based Accounting CMS Integration A Platform for Innovation & Differentiated Services WAN WAN $/Service/Port/Hour © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL. RESTful API MGT Open Platform API About Nicira: Creators and Leaders Category Leadership Founders Founded 2007 : Martin Casado & Nick McKeown (Stanford), Scott Shenker (UC Berkeley). “Fathers” of Software-Defined Networking Vision Virtualize the Network Mission Business Velocity and Efficiency through Cloud Customers Production and Production Trials with Elite Cloud Computing Leaders in SP, Enterprise and Government Industry Creators of OpenFlow, Open vSwitch and Open Network Foundation Contributions Creator and Leader of Quantum Network Service in OpenStack Team, Investors Execs from Networking Leaders (Cisco, Juniper, etc.) Engineers from Distributed Systems (VMware, Google, Yahoo, PhDs) Raised $50M from leading Venture Capitalists and Industry Innovators: Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed, NEA, and Diane Greene © 2012 Nicira. All rights reserved. CONFIDENTIAL.