Data Transitions: Management, Storage, Cloud and Convergence

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Data Transitions: Management, Storage,

Cloud and Convergence

Beth Kohler, Director | Global Data Product Management

June 26, 2012

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Is your
network a
little like this?

Acquisition

Voice

Mobility

Data Center

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Networks must be able to readily adapt to today’s applications…

As Your Business Changes, So Does Your Network

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Short
-

and Long
-
Term Trends Impact the Network

IT
Implications

BIG DATA

Interoperability
Tech Refresh

Application Growth

Anywhere Access

Efficiencies

CRM

Security Audit

Performance Portals

Cloud &
Virtualization

Analytics & Reporting

Projects &
Outcomes

Network
Req’s

Secure

Agile


Low Latency

GROWTH


Efficiency

Reliable

Connected

Control

Key
Trends

C
ollaboration

Mobile Applications

SIP Video

BYOD

Cloud Methods

SIP Voice

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Evolving Needs of WAN


Video

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You Can’t Solve New Problems with Old Tricks


Our world is changing


From the Information Age to the Information Anywhere Age


Application performance is key


More of the same won’t work


Won’t scale


Not flexible


Efficiency demands that you maximize what you have


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Service
Providers
Offer A Full Spectrum

of Private Networking Alternatives

… But Which WAN is Best for Which Situations?

Efficient Growth
and Scalability

Solution
Cost

Bandwidth
Characteristics

Technology
Preferences


CUSTOMER
BUYING
FACTORS


CUSTOMER
BUYING
FACTORS

OSI

Layer

Description

Products Associated

Layer 3

Routed/Network Layer

MPLS IP VPN

Layer 2

Switched Layer

EPL, EVPL, VPLS

Layer 1

Transport Layer

Private Line

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Networking Capabilities

Defining

Connectivity

Dedicated Transport

(Private

Line)

Carrier

Ethernet

(VPLS/EVPL)

MPLS


VPN

Internet


Services

Infrastructure

SONET / Dedicated

Private MPLS /

Shared

Private MPLS /

Shared

Public /

Shared

Interface Choices

DS1


OC48, FastE,
GigE

FastE, GigE

DS1


OC12,
FastE, GigE

DS1


OC12,
FastE, GigE

Interface Flexibility

End Points Must
Match

Mix / Match

Mix / Match

Mix / Match

Quality

of Service
(QoS)

Transparent

6 Classes of
Services

6 Classes

of
Services

Best Effort

Billing

Fixed

Fixed or Usage
w/ Bursting

Fixed or Usage
w/ Bursting

Fixed or Usage
w/ Bursting

Routing

Customer Controlled

Customer
Controlled

Carrier

M
anaged

Carrier


Managed

Bandwidth Usage

Most Optimal

for:

Sustained Usage

Most Optimal

for:
Bursty or
Sustained

Most Optimal

for: Bursty

Most Optimal

for:
Bursty

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Product Flexibility & Scalability

Product

Point
-
to
-
Point
Topology

Full or Partial Mesh

(Low Node Count)

Full Mesh

(High Node Count)

EPL, PL




EVPL



VPLS



MPLS VPN



Ideally Suited

Poorly Suited

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Technology Preferences, Desired Level of Control

Most

Traffic Mgmt &
Routing Control

Least

MPLS
VPN

EVPL

Private Line

VPLS

Dedicated vs.
Shared

Dedicated

Shared

MPLS VPN

VPLS / EVPL

Private Line

Perceived
Maturity of
Technology

Mature

Cutting Edge

VPLS

MPLS VPN/
EVPL

Private Line

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Summary of Technology



Consider Layer 2 vs. Layer

3


Layer 2
services = Routing Control


Legacy
protocol
requirements


Simple sub
-
network management (i.e
.,
Systems Integrators)


Desire to leverage less costly CPE

Other Factors

Perceived Maturity

Customer Control

Security/Privacy

Multi
-
Service Capabilities

Deterministic SLAs

Flexibility

Private Line

EVPL & VPLS

MPLS V
PN

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Connectivity Options & Applications

Dedicated
Transport

MPLS

VPN

Carrier

Ethernet

Internet

Services

Research &
Education

State Record

Sharing




Healthcare PACS
Diagnostics

eGov




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Unique Agency Systems Need Unique Networks

University System(s)

Law Enforcement

Executive & Legislative
State Offices


Metro, Regional, National


Intercommunication needs


De/Centralized IT Staff


Applications Used


Metro or Rural


Specialties


Affiliations


Security


Size of Staff


Outsource IT


Applications


Hub/spoke


IT Needs


Affiliations


Disaster recovery


Security
-

Access Req’s

Administration

& Agencies

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Network Topology in Practice: Issue & Objective

Department of Protective Services:
State wide system,

3 large facilities

Legacy Solutions:
TDM private lines. Previous network
solution was not scalable nor did it meet replication and
latency needs



Scalability, replication
and latency concerns

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Each site stores

and replicates data

Data replication

requires sub 70ms

Network Topology in Practice: Waves

Why It’s A Good Fit:
Highly secure and scalable solution, met low

latency requirements, cost effective for the
3

locations, can effectively

meet data replication requirements

Network Solution:
Diverse Waves connecting three sites with Jumbo frames

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Network Topology in Practice: Issues and Objectives

Workforce Solution Provider:
Training system, metro area,
10 sites

Legacy Solution:
T1 point to point connections between all
regional workforce site, hard to scale and prioritize
applications as they acquired to locations/applications


Slow to Scale,

Application QoS
Issues

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Network Topology in Practice: VPLS

VPLS

Network

DR site has
point to point
connection

Achieved lower
latency with VPLS

Department of Labor

& Training Centers

have 1 Gig connection

Why It’s A Good Fit:
Cost
-
effective, highly scalable solution, Ethernet
enabled lower latency given the market, highly reliable


Network Solution:
Full mesh VPLS network, point to point for data center

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Network Topology in Practice: Issue & Objective

University System:
20 Sites, across state, rural & metro

Legacy Solution:
Legacy ATM/Frame difficult to scale from a
bandwidth

and location standpoint.





Non
-
Redundant,
Slow, Over
Capacity Network

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Network Topology in Practice: MPLS

Main University linked

to Data Centers

with Dark Fiber

MPLS

Network

2 Metro campuses
linked with point

to point

Ave Max 35ms
latency

Why It’s A Good Fit:
Cost
-
effective solution, achieved 35ms latency,
connects all locations with scalability, can layer on additional services
easily (i.e., Voice, Internet)

Network Solution:
MPLS, some point to point for major metro locations,

dark fiber for data center connectivity, Internet at all locations

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Creative Destruction is Key


Change is here, now...


Big Data


Video


Cloud

...and more of same isn’t going work.



Apply Creative Destruction


Rethink your options


Look for solutions that will work with your existing network



Find a service provider that is
willing

to help you innovate


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Key Takeaways

1.
There is no one size fits all network solution


architect

a network tailored to your unique needs

2.
Plan for the future


flexibility, redundancy, and scalability are
critical

3.
When choosing a service provider, consider network assets in
your locations, breadth of solution offerings and partner
affiliations

4.
Develop a partnership with your service provider
-

reliability,
customer service, innovation are key

traits

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