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軟體定義網路 (SDN) 用交換器技術、零件,和「白牌」的時代

Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 328712
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 21 Pages
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軟體定義網路 (SDN) 用交換器技術、零件,和「白牌」的時代 Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era
出版日期: 2015年04月23日 內容資訊: 英文 21 Pages
簡介

軟體定義網路 (SDN) ,帶給資料中心和其他網路結構很大的影響,還有促進交換器矽晶和嵌入式軟體系統等的普及。SDN和NFV (網路功能虛擬化) ,潛藏著可大幅度削減服務供應商的資本投資額和運用費的可能性。因此,服務供應商和系統開發業者,交換器廠商打算進行對SDN領域的大規模投資。SDN也促使伺服器的性能改善,同時交換器所需的條件也正逐漸變化。軟體開發企業進行對應在任何硬體設備上都能運作的SDN,強化型的網路、營運系統/堆疊的開發。接受這個流向,可自由組合通用晶片組與開放式軟體介面的「白牌」交換器的市場將要新成立。

本報告提供支援軟體定義網路 (以下SDN) 的交換器設備、技術的開發情形和普及趨勢、代表性的解決方案、主要供應商簡介和主要產品的資訊彙整,為您概述為以下內容。

第1章 簡介

第2章 SDN和交換器技術

  • 軟體定義網路 (SDN) 概要
  • 交換器技術

第3章 SDN支援的交換器、解決方案

  • 6Wind
  • 6Wind
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Compass Networks
  • IP Infusion
  • Packet Architects
  • Pica8

第4章 乙太網路、交換器設備

  • 100Gbit/s交換器設備
  • 40Gbit/s交換器設備
  • 10Gbit/s交換器設備

第5章 交換器晶片的供應商

  • Broadcom
  • Cavium
  • Centec Networks
  • Intel
  • Marvell
  • Mellanox

第6章 結論

目錄
Product Code: Vol. 11, No. 1

The deployment of software-defined networking (SDN) is having a major impact on the architecture of data center and other networks, and is driving a new ecosystem, including switch silicon, embedded software and systems. SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) have significant potential to reduce service provider capex and opex by replacing dedicated systems with virtual functions running on standard servers, standard switches and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms that integrate switching and server hardware. Service providers, system developers and switch manufacturers are all making significant investments in solutions for SDN.

Server performance continues to grow, and virtualized environments require significantly greater network bandwidth (East-West) between servers. Most high performance servers already have dual 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) connections and the latest Intel Xeon processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture can support more than 40Gbit/s packet processing. The recent development of 25Gbit/s and 50Gbit/s Ethernet provides a cost-effective upgrade with single or dual 25GE network interface cards (NIC) replacing 10GE NICs. To support this development switch vendors are introducing a new generation of switches with flexible ports that support 4x25 GE, 2x50 GE or 100 GE.

Software developers have introduced enhanced network operating systems and stacks with support for SDN that will run on a wide range of hardware platforms. This development enables a new market for "white box" switches using merchant switch chipsets and open software interfaces.

The major shift to virtualized networks using SDN and NFV requires a new class of switch with new features and capabilities. SDN will allows service providers to deploy a flexible network that is implemented on standard server and switch hardware significantly reducing capital and operating costs. Large networks and multiple data centers can be managed using common tools, no matter what the size, location or hardware used. These benefits can be delivered without compromising network performance and with full interoperability between different SDN-enabled systems and software.

The switch market is changing, with carriers sourcing white box switch solutions and investing in open solutions including SDN, NFV and the Open Compute Project (OCP). The challenge for the industry is not only to develop these next-generation switch devices, but also ensure they interoperate with the growing open network infrastructure. SDN solutions must support the complex mix of virtual and physical servers, switches and other systems. The winners will be those that can deliver on performance, flexibility and interoperability as the SDN architecture and ecosystem continues to develop.

‘Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era’ details and analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative SDN switch systems, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.

Report Highlights

  • New SDN switch solutions with support for OpenFlow 1.4, VxLAN, NVGREand GENEVE are entering the market
  • 3.2Tbit/s switch devices areavailable from two vendors
  • 25GE and 50GE support will enable progressive and cost effective bandwidth growth in the data center
  • New vendors are challengingBroadcom, Intel and Marvell with innovative switch solutions
  • The SDN ecosystem is growing, including software, silicon devices and hardware platforms
  • "White box" switches and open architectures are driving the market for Ethernet switch devices
  • SDN-enabled network operating systems are available from multiple vendors

Companies profiled in this report include: 6Wind S.A.; Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET); Big Switch Networks Inc.; Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM); Cavium Inc. (Nasdaq: CAVM); Centec Networks (Su Zhou) Co. Ltd.; Compass Networks Inc.; Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC); IP Infusion, a wholly-owned and independently-operated subsidiary of Access Co. Ltd. (TYO: 4813); Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL); Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: MLNX); Packet Architects AB; and Pica8 Inc.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. SDN & Switch Technology

  • SDN Overview
  • Switch Technology

III. SDN-Ready Switch Solutions

  • 6Wind
  • 6Wind
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Compass Networks
  • IP Infusion
  • Packet Architects
  • Pica8

IV. Ethernet Switch Devices

  • 100Gbit/s Switch Devices
  • 40Gbit/s Switch Devices
  • 10Gbit/s Switch Devices

V. Switch Chip Vendors

  • Broadcom
  • Cavium
  • Centec Networks
  • Intel
  • Marvell
  • Mellanox

VI. Conclusions

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