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1 ETHERNET FABRICS REVOLUTIONIZES VIRTUALIZED DATA CENTERS Phillip Coates - Systems Engineer Manager ANZ

2 Devices Server Virtualization 22B INTERNET-CONNECTED DEVICES BY 2020 Source: IMS Research, 2010 IT Innovation 10.0M 7.5M 5.0M 2.5M Source: IDC The Tipping Point Newly deployed virtual machines Newly deployed physical hosts Distance Data Growth Capacity Cost per Bit 35ZB DIGITAL DATA WORLDWIDE BY 2020 Time Source: IDC & EMC, May Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information 3 3

3 Enterprise Data Centers KEY IT IMPERATIVES REDUCE CT AND CONSOLIDATE ELIMINATE COMPLEXITY SPEED TIME TO DEPLOY NEW LICATIONS TRANSITION TO SERVICE-ORIENTATION 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

4 What s Changing in the Data Center Network? VM Density and Mobility East-West Traffic Patterns Software Defined Networking DATA CENTER NETWORK 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

5 Ethernet Conventional Fabrics Data vs. Legacy Centre Networks CLASSIC, HIERARCHICAL ARCHITECTURE COMPLEX Aggregation Access Core INEFFICIENT EXPENSIVE 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

6 Data Centre Traffic Flow Access Edge Aggregation Core Client/Server Flows (North-South) 80% Server/Server Flows (East-West) 20% Scalability Classic Ethernet Hierarchical Fabric IP/Ethernet Architecture Architecture Servers with 1 or 10 Gbps Connections 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

7 VCS Fabric Technology Networks That Just Work Core Edge Core Servers with 1/10 Gbps Connections Ethernet Fabric Architecture Scalability Non-stop networking Flatter, more link availability More resilient, scalable Simple and Automated Distributed Intelligence Zero-Touch Virtualization Evolutionary Graceful transition to cloud 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

8 Ethernet Fabrics IDEALLY SUITED FOR MODERN DATA CENTERS ETHERNET FABRIC ARCHITECTURE AUTOMATED Edge Core Scalability EFFICIENT EVOLUTIONARY 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

9 Automation Zero-touch VM discovery, configuration, and mobility Self-forming trunks Minimal configuration to add links or switches 5x faster to deploy additional network capacity 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

10 Efficient All links fully active, none on standby Multipathing at all layers of the network : L1/L2/L3 2x greater network utilization 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

11 Evolutionary Seamless interoperability with existing LAN and SAN infrastructure Low entry cost makes it easy to start 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

12 Application Capacity ADX VM Mobility Over Distance with and VMware MLX ADX Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) controller Data Center 1 Data Center 2 Application switching L4-7 Internet Layer 2 extension MLX ADX Application Capacity Servers Application migration control = AMPP Metro Servers Fibre Channel SAN SAN Extension SAN Extension Dynamic Application Capacity - ARB Fibre Channel SAN Storage Application Resource Broker VMware vcenter Storage 9/2/ Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information

13 Gartner Data Center Networking Magic Quadrant Publication Date: February 11, 2013 has depth of expertise across all data center networking technologies The vendor should be considered for the shortlists of all data center network infrastructures and large cloud providers. Strengths The VCS solution is a well-thought-out Ethernet fabric offering for virtualized data centers. 1/10/40 GbE capabilities with future 100 GbE support Automation features such as self-configuring links and switches Fabric support for virtual machine (VM) mobility Scale-out architecture with entry-level pricing Customer ability to right size data center solutions for a wide range of use cases Pay as You Grow model (port-based licensing or monthly subscription) adds unique differentiation that enhances data center vision. Cautions Channel coverage, especially in Asia; ensure support capabilities in your geography Initially limited in VDX portfolio breadth, but recent extension includes both chassis and fixed-format switches Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information 14

14 THANK YOU 2013 Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information 15

15 Product Portfolio Campus LAN Layer 2 3 (Wired + Wireless) ICX 6650 ICX 6430 and 6450 Mobility Series 6910 NetIron Ethernet Access Switch CES/CER Series MLXe Series VDX Series ADX Series Service Provider Network Advisor Simplified Management (SAN, LAN, VCS Fabrics, Wireless) FCX Series ICX 6610 FastIron SX Series 1860 Fabric Adapter Data Center LAN Layer 2 3 Layer 4 7 Chassis Fixed ADX 1000 ADX 4000 ADX Traditional Ethernet ICX 6650 FCX Series TurboIron 24X MLXe Series VDX 6710/6720/6730 Ethernet Fabric VDX 8770 Virtual ADX 1010/1020 CNA 815/825 HBA 415/425 HBA Adapters Vyatta vrouter DCX 8510 Backbones 6520 Switch FC8 64 Blade DCX and DCX-4S Backbones FS8 18 FX8 24 Encryption Extension Blade Blade Blade Server Switches FC16 32, 48 Switch Blade 6505 Switch 6510 Switch Blade Server Switches 300 Switch 7800 Extension Switch Encryption Switch Data Center SAN Plug-ins and Integration Ethernet/IP Software Networking Fibre Channel 2013 Communications Systems, Inc. Proprietary Information 9/2/

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