Rackonomics and Network Virtualization with BLADE RackSwitch

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Published on November 19, 2008

Author: bladenet

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RackSwitch family of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches, the industry’s first Ethernet switches for rack-level network virtualization.

Rackonomics and Network Virtualization

BLADE : The leader in blade networking BLADE ’s contribution to “Rackonomics” is the answer to network overload BLADE offers true rack-level network virtualization Agenda Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Extends virtualization : Mirrors benefits of server virtualization within the network at the rack level Saves Energy : Optimized airflow for servers and storage racks Painless : Removes complexity through simplified management and fabric convergence Virtual Easier Cooler

BLADE : The leader in blade networking

BLADE ’s contribution to “Rackonomics” is the answer to network overload

BLADE offers true rack-level network virtualization

Extends virtualization : Mirrors benefits of server virtualization within the network at the rack level

Saves Energy : Optimized airflow for servers and storage racks

Painless : Removes complexity through simplified management and fabric convergence

Who is BLADE? A market-leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet networking infrastructure solutions that reside in: Blade servers “ Scale-out” server racks Storage racks 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

A market-leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet networking infrastructure solutions that reside in:

Blade servers

“ Scale-out” server racks

Storage racks

Growing Pressures on Data Centers Busier servers Virtualization Multicore CPUs Multiple fabrics More servers Consolidation Scale-out Web 2.0 Clustering Vanishing resources Shrinking IT budgets Power & cooling squeeze Management complexity Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies

Busier servers

Virtualization

Multicore CPUs

Multiple fabrics

More servers

Consolidation

Scale-out

Web 2.0

Clustering

Vanishing resources

Shrinking IT budgets

Power & cooling squeeze

Management complexity

Rackonomics Rack-level provisioning makes it easier to design for scale out With Rackonomics, IT can: Respond faster to business demands Increase energy efficiency Decrease TCO Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Rackonomics The Replicated Rack is the New Data Center! Virtual Easier Cooler

Rack-level provisioning makes it easier to design for scale out

With Rackonomics, IT can:

Respond faster to business demands

Increase energy efficiency

Decrease TCO

BLADE’s Rackonomics Switch Family Networking Virtualization switch-resident software SmartConnect™ and VMready™ First server and storage rack-optimized switch Airflow to match server and storage racks Makes networks easier to manage BLADEHarmony™ Manager 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

Networking Virtualization switch-resident software

SmartConnect™ and VMready™

First server and storage rack-optimized switch

Airflow to match server and storage racks

Makes networks easier to manage

BLADEHarmony™ Manager

BLADE RackSwitch Designed for IBM iDataPlex IBM enters the Rackonomics market Solution for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing RackSwitch & iDataPlex – A perfect fit Airflow matches server airflow Up to 8 RackSwitch supported Other vendors limited to 4 switches due to need for expensive air baffles Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies

IBM enters the Rackonomics market

Solution for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing

RackSwitch & iDataPlex – A perfect fit

Airflow matches server airflow

Up to 8 RackSwitch supported

Other vendors limited to 4 switches due to need for expensive air baffles

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

Virtual SmartConnect™ Virtualization Software Share I/O across a blade chassis or rack Improved fault-tolerance Decouple scaling of CPU, I/O and storage Server-centric products Networking optimized for server administrators Used today by: Large retailer Large Wall Street financial firm Leading Web 2.0 service Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Web traffic Video traffic Backup traffic

Share I/O across a blade chassis or rack

Improved fault-tolerance

Decouple scaling of CPU, I/O and storage

Server-centric products

Networking optimized for server administrators

Used today by:

Large retailer

Large Wall Street financial firm

Leading Web 2.0 service

Physical ports are the old switching unit Not aware of Virtual Machines (VMs) Configuration per physical port only No flexibility for unique VM needs No flexibility to handle VM migrations Virtual ports are the new switching unit Fully aware of Virtual Machines Configuration per virtual port Automated Network mobility Configuration follows Virtual Machines in real-time during migration 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

Physical ports are the old switching unit

Not aware of Virtual Machines (VMs)

Configuration per physical port only

No flexibility for unique VM needs

No flexibility to handle VM migrations

Virtual ports are the new switching unit

Fully aware of Virtual Machines

Configuration per virtual port

Automated Network mobility

Configuration follows Virtual Machines in real-time during migration

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 Most switches pull hot air from server exhaust creating “hot loops” Driving up cooling costs BLADE’s RackSwitches match the airflow of servers 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

Most switches pull hot air from server exhaust creating “hot loops”

Driving up cooling costs

BLADE’s RackSwitches match the airflow of servers

Easier BLADEHarmony™ Manager Software Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Data center view and management of I/O Single-click update to thousands of switches Integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager & IBM Director

Data center view and management of I/O

Single-click update to thousands of switches

Integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager & IBM Director

Easier Fabric Convergence with 10G Ethernet Lossless with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE) IP SAN (NAS, iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Low latency for high-performance clusters (HPC) Low power with fewer components Low cost Single attach (NIC/Adapter) for servers & storage Reduced cabling & management Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies SAN LAN Converged Server Fabric Fibre Channel InfiniBand HPC Cluster Ethernet NAS and iSCSI – Available today FCoE-ready lossless fabric – demo at SNW & Interop 2008 SAN, LAN, and Cluster traffic will converge on 10G Ethernet

Lossless with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE)

IP SAN (NAS, iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

Low latency for high-performance clusters (HPC)

Low power with fewer components

Low cost

Single attach (NIC/Adapter) for servers & storage

Reduced cabling & management

NAS and iSCSI – Available today

FCoE-ready lossless fabric – demo at SNW & Interop 2008

BLADE is First with Rack-level Network Virtualization Extends BLADE’s expertise into rack networking Field-proven, mature switch software Existing (IBM, HP, NEC) and new distribution partners Over 300 of Fortune 500 count on BLADE “ Rackonomics” through virtualized networking RackSwitch products for scale-out networks Jun 6, 2009 BLADE Network Technologies Virtual Easier Cooler

Extends BLADE’s expertise into rack networking

Field-proven, mature switch software

Existing (IBM, HP, NEC) and new distribution partners

Over 300 of Fortune 500 count on BLADE

“ Rackonomics” through virtualized networking

RackSwitch products for scale-out networks

Disclaimer 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. All statements regarding BLADE’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, at BLADE’s sole discretion. Prices, delivery dates and technical specifications are subject to change without notice.  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. BLADE Network Technologies Jun 6, 2009

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.

All statements regarding BLADE’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, at BLADE’s sole discretion.

Prices, delivery dates and technical specifications are subject to change without notice. 

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.

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