1 The Future of the Data Centre The Missing Link.. Adrian Hobbins, CTO Co-Founder, Exponential-e
2 The hottest topic in town today is... Cloud Computing As we all know.. Cloud Computing services live in Data Centres
3 Today s Data Centre based Cloud Services Include SaaS Centralised Corporate Servers Server Virtualisation Desktop Virtualisation PaaS Network Based Storage Hosted Voice Financial Trading Exchanges Disaster Recovery Services What do they all have in common?
4 The customer experience is totally dependant on the network connectivity that links Data Centres to end users....but there is a problem! Most Cloud-based services rely on the Internet for connectivity
5 The Quality of Experience Factor My connection is so slow Hosted Voice SaaS Desktop Virtualisation Public Internet My calls keep dropping the quality is terrible
6 You know what s going on in the Internet Social networks overtake Google in UK web hits BBC iplayer other IP TV (now in HD) Film downloads You Tube The World Cup live streaming Major world news events Skype Spam itunes Superfast Broadb from the home endless new uncontrolled traffic
7 Virtualised Storage / Block mode Transfer Remote storage solutions need to use block mode orientated protocols in order to achieve maximum performance. Block mode protocols rely on low latency even more importantly extremely low, preferably zero packet loss. Remote or virtualised corporate storage projects that rely on the Internet for connectivity are likely to fail!
8 There is another way....
9 A Business Grade NGN is the missing link between Cloud Computing Quality of Experience
10 Cloud Computing Across Carrier Class Networks Wow! I m getting subsecond responses Hosted Voice SaaS Desktop Virtualisation Business class private network I can hear you perfectly!
11 What is a Business Grade NGN? Well it sounds obvious but A Business Grade NGN has been designed built to deliver business grade network performance functionality to Enterprises. Business traffic is the dominant or exclusive load carried across the network.
12 What is a Business Grade NGN? The business world has moved to Ethernet, therefore a 21 st Century Business Grade NGN is going to be Carrier Ethernet based. Multiple cloud services are insulated, secured, prioritised assured which is in direct contrast to the public Internet. The lowest possible latency with zero packet loss is the dominant design objective of a business grade NGN.
13 Overview of Carrier Ethernet over VPLS Switched network to minimise latency Ultra low jitter Transparent Layer 2 services End-to-end QoS; intelligent dynamic distribution of bwidth No consumer traffic
14 Virtual Private LAN Services The terms it E-LAN E-LAN Service used to create Multipoint L2 VPNs Transparent LAN Service E-LAN Service type CE UNI Carrier Ethernet Network UNI Multipoint-to-Multipoint EVC CE
15 Branch Office Office WAN Branch Office Office Servers Firewalls, IP-PBXs centralised Internet Server & Data Virtualization Space Head Office LAN Broadcast Domain1 LAN Broadcast Domain2... extended
16 Conclusions The success of Cloud Computing for the Datacentre rests on the Network Infrastructure Datacentre Service Providers: To unlock the true potential of Cloud Computing maximise ROI you need business class Network Infrastructure to connect to your customers Customers: To get business-class performance for Cloud services, you need Business class network services
17 Who is Exponential-e? Innovative Next Generation carrier Deployed one of the first UK Ethernet networks in 2002 is seen as an Ethernet thought leader Rolled out next generation VPLS network in 2006 Presence in 21 UK Data Centres 100 s of enterprise customers using centralised firewalls servers, hosted voice services various forms of virtualisation Averaging 40% year-on-year growth
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22 What The Industry is Saying Exponential-e unveils new A 3 managed service for Businesses Exponential-e releases illegal content blocker as Antidote to the Digital Economy Bill Exponential-e brings application policy control to the mass market. Exponential-e is aiming to change the world with its revolutionary approach to application policy control Polled by Analysts as the most interesting technological innovation at Light Reading s Ethernet Europe event 2010
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