Network Virtualization

Report
Network Virtualization
Unlocking the IT Transformation
Alan S. Cohen
Vice President, Marketing
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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)
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The Biggest Transformation IT in 30 Years
Any Application / Data
Enterprise
Data Centers
Service Provider
Multi-Tenant Cloud
Any Location
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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