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1 Open Ethernet April

2 The Evolution of SDN Switches are a build of closed software being sold as a package from switch vendors Stanford guys wanted to change the networking world using OpenFlow SDN became a popular term everything is SDN Switch vendors made OpenFlow an important protocol The networking industry finally delivers on the promise of SDN

3 What is Open Ethernet? The freedom to choose the Ethernet switch ingredients Switch Silicon Hardware Operating System Protocol Stack 3

4 Decoupling the Hardware from the Software Open SDK + ONIE (Open Network Install Environment) Open SDK on Github: https://github.com/open-ethernet/oes/tree/master/oes Protocol Stack ONIE OS Open SDK System Silicon 4

5 Will Smaller Organizations Follow These Trends? Large organizations are adopting Open Ethernet today But still most customers are using the Cisco Nexus approach, running Layer 2 with switch pairs concept Will they adopt It as well? Probably yes It becomes easy to adopt It scales It costs less (CapEx & OpEx) It performs better It enables multi-vendor strategy 5

6 Data Center Trends Layer 2 Layer 3 Chassis VMS (Virtual Modular Switch) Switch is the Brain Host is the Brain, Overlay networks Stacking, ISSU Full automation ( Puppets ) Single vendor switch Decoupling the software from the hardware (ONIE) Closed Open 6

7 Layer 2 Layer 3 L3 L2 L3 L2 Source: Facebook, October 2013 NANOG 7

8 Stacking, ISSU Automation 8

9 Puppet Integration and Contribution Mellanox is working with a few companies (Juniper, Cumulus Networks) on: Standardizing L3 Puppet entities - L3 interface (Cumulus Networks) - OSPF area (Mellanox) - OSPF interface (Mellanox) - OSPF router (Mellanox) The community has decided that OS-related functionality such as software upgrade/fetch will be implemented independently to allow software innovation 9

10 Open Ethernet Implementation Scalable, Affordable, Faster 10

11 Best ROI Switch Silicon Example What matters in a switch silicon? Highest switching capacity Lowest latency Lowest power Switching Capacity (Bpps) Latency (µsec) Power (Watt/Gb)

12 Mellanox Open Ethernet Switch Portfolio SX ports of 40/56Gb/s SX ports of 10Gb/s + 12 ports of 40/56Gb/s SX ports of 10Gb/s SX ports of 40/56Gb/s 12

13 Once Software Does the Job, It s All About Scale, Choice & Cost Topology 36 x 40/56GbE 16 x 40/56GbE 20 x 40GbE Faster, Scalable Network 13

14 Mellanox ToR/Spine OCP Switch Platforms 1.92/4 Tbps throughput 220/330ns L2/L3 latency x86 dual core Low power (<100W per switch) Unified management interfaces and FRUs Non-blocking 10GbE ToR / Ideal Spine switch ONIE memory compliant SwitchX-2 based 14

15 Open Ethernet Milestones OCP NIC ONIE Switch Open SDK API 10/40/56G Open Ethernet Switch 100Gb Open Switch Q

16 So What is Exactly Mellanox? A Silicon provider? NIC provider? Switch provider? The answer is Yes, Mellanox provides Open Ethernet, Mellanox provides choice Together with our partners we are creating an Open Ethernet ecosystem, a world of choice 16

17 Summary 1. Choose Your Software/Hardware Components (we are working to ease the pain) 2. Choose The Most Cost-Effective Hardware 17

18 Thank You

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