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Open and modular software is becoming more and more widely adopted by mainstream enterprise customers. Mainstream enterprises have begun using this new open approach to achieve the efficiency goals of data center designs without building the networking stack themselves. The early adopters of these systems have been able to abandon the expensive and inflexible systems of that past. In doing so, they’ve increased the speed at which they can expand and modify the networks — delivering more applications quickly and at a reduced cost.
Open networking works hand in hand with DevOps. Together, they provide the ability to configure and operate the network nimbly using automation and provisioning tools.
Web-scale IT creates more resilient architecture to support those applications, enabling IT operations teams to implement and support leaner, efficient and more agile processes.
Intelligence in software essentially means that businesses are able to standardize the stack with a smart operating system model that provides you with the leverage to choose any open application, hardware or optics. Intelligence in software allows a business to disaggregate the hardware and software providing unprecedented choice, flexibility and efficiency.
Similar to what is done with the PC industry today, where you choose the operating system (like Windows or Linux) and then choose the hardware to run it (from Dell or HP, for example), the same can now be done with data center network switches. If an enterprise prefers specific software, they are not limited to only one hardware vendor to run it on. If they prefer specific hardware, they are not limited to one software vendor. This provides the customer further choice, which can significantly reduce costs and opens the door to scale and efficiency.
Building modular networks in the leaf/spine (otherwise known as Clos) architecture is exceptionally scalable and efficient. The Clos architecture can build up to vast scale if needed as it acts like LEGO building blocks for the modern data center. Leaf/spine architecture provides predictable latency as all hosts are equally distant from each other, and it natively provides utilization of all links through Equal Cost Multipath Routing (ECMP) using standardized mature routing protocols. Using Layer 3 routing for redundancy and load sharing eliminates the constraints of Multichassis Link Aggregation (MLAG). Since MLAG is not standardized, it is proprietary per vendor, which means both paired switches need to be from the same vendor. Additionally, MLAG limits redundancy to 2 switches — if one switch fails, you are down 50% of the bandwidth. By deploying routing with ECMP, you are able to customize and define the bandwidth and redundancy.
Open, flexible architecture is not only efficient for the new, larger east-west data center traffic (server-to-server or server-to-storage traffic within the data center), but it is also an optimal design for very small networks up to the largest mega-data centers. This is because any organization of any size can benefit from cost-reduction and efficiency.
Web-scale networking principles can have a very lasting impact on an organization. With this new approach, businesses usually find themselves completely rethinking their network design, operations and practices in a way that brings freedom and scale to the data center.
Hyper-converged Infrastructure is a transformational approach that combines simplicity and scale-out by eliminating dedicated storage nodes while also providing data resiliency via distributed storage software. By coupling our network operating system, with hyper-converged systems, businesses can break free from the traditional siloed approach and can simplify and aggregate compute and storage resources.
With increased adoption of off-the-shelf hardware, open networking and hyper-converged have pulled intelligence into the software layer, making it easy for the operators to realizes their software-defined data center dreams. CILIX and our modern storage partners share the vision of presenting turnkey solutions to customers that are easy to deploy and scale.
With a scale-out approach, the entire networking stack follows the same design principles as compute to focus on scale-out, simplicity and automation readiness. The consumption model of an integrated stack through “Data Center in a Rack” can be easily driven through the hyper-converged solutions with open networking to help customers deploy web-scale architectures with ease.
The Enterprises struggling to balance expense reduction with greater WAN agility and performance increasingly turn to managed SD-WAN services. I&O leaders responsible for networking should Improve business agility. Increase application performance. And lower costs. SD-WAN is a rapidly growing use case for SDN in the WAN—offering a number of benefits for enterprises operating private WANs. Complement ongoing SDN and NFV initiatives and enhance your enterprise customer’s WAN with the secure delivery of business-critical cloud applications and improved user experience.
D-WAN is an overlay technology that creates virtual connections to securely route traffic between enterprise branch offices and cloud or corporate data centers. SD-WANs run ‘over the top’ of the public Internet, leveraging available broadband access links such as DSL, PON, and LTE that are provided by a physical or virtual CPE appliance. With a managed SD-WAN offering, the serviceprovider operates the overlay SD-WAN solution for their end-customer(s), which can include a mix of on-net and off-net connectivity.
Blue Planet provides a flexible, open orchestration framework that helps Enterprises overcome a number of key challenges related to operationalizing managed SD-WAN service deployments. By serving as a vendor-agnostic abstraction layer, Blue Planet:
1. Prevents lock-in to any specific SD-WAN vendor/solution, avoiding the creation of a service-specific operational silo;
2. Simplifies SD-WAN integration with the existing OSS;
3. Enables highly differentiated hybrid services that combine SD-WAN instances with cloud, NFV, and WAN resources to meet enterprise customers’ evolving requirements.
CILIX has the best service to attend their global customers through of a global IP and MPLS network has been completed. This project consolidates our company’s position as the Mozambique’s leading data network service provider.
With this solution, we can commit to delivering secure and transparent connectivity for time-critical traffic and services. Furthermore, we can provide end to end solutions, thanks to our investment in diverse terrestrial connectivity across Africa and Europe. We meet operators’ connectivity requirements with tailored, high-quality and SLA backed connectivity solutions. Choice of traditional SDH or modern Ethernet interfaces available, with IRU and lease options to ensure the right commercial fit for our customers.
With CILIX’s new backbone, CILIX internet service providers will be able to gain access to Gigabit, 10-Megabit and 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports at affordable prices, with the ability to dynamically enjoy more bandwidth on demand when they need it. In addition, the new network will extend the availability of native IPv6 services to all our customers, as well as provide translated IPv6to-IPv4 services.
1. Multiple subsea cable systems;
2. Bundled PoP-to-PoP backhaul;
3. Resilient backhaul between major PoPs;
4. Direct fiber pairs to Europe;
5. National & International Services;
6. SDH & Ethernet hand-offs;
7. IRU & Lease options (partnership with PCCW);
8. Industry leading PoP-to-PoP SLAs.
Deep packet tracing validates that you have true end-to-end connectivity you expected.
Recieve event notifications via Slack or Pager Duty so that any part of the IT team can be alerted and start troubleshooting.
Remove blind-spots by running a single Show, Trace or Check command to troubleshoot the entire network, from any location.