Networking Project Chairs: Omar Baldonado | Carlos Cardenas The Open Compute Networking Project is creating a set of technologies that are disaggregated and fully open, allowing for rapid innovation in the network space. We aim to facilitate the development of network hardware and software – together with trusted project validation and testing – in a truly open and collaborative community environment. We’re bringing to networking the guiding principles that OCP has brought to servers & storage, so that we can give end users the ability to forgo traditional closed and proprietary network switches - in favor of a fully open network technology stack.
Contrail Wants to Be an SDN 'Compiler' Software-defined networking (SDN) is often described as a way of programming the network. Wouldn't it make sense, then, for someone to offer a compiler for the network? That's what startup Contrail Systems wants to do, as executives explained to Light Reading this week. Contrail, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is notable because it's packed with veterans of the big networking vendors, particularly Juniper Networks Inc. The compiler approach, which Kompella noted in a talk at the recent MPLS World Congress in Washington, D.C., isn't the only way to do SDN. In computer programming, a compiler translates a high-level language -- one where the code uses familiar human words -- into executable instructions. Kompella describes it this way: You'd tell Contrail's software how the network should look, who can talk to whom, or which services (like load balancing) traffic should go through. — Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor, Light Reading
HAProxy - The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer 2009/08/23 - Quick test of version 1.4-dev2 : barrier of 100k HTTP req/s crossed Introduction It was my first test since I moved house. I wanted to quickly plug the machines together to see if my work on version 1.4 went into the right direction, and most importantly was not causing performance drops. Verdict below confirms it. The first test only accepts a new connection, reads the request, parses it, checks an ACL, sends a redirect and closes. The second test forwards the request to a real server instead, and fetches a 64-byte object : These improvements are due to the ability to tell the system to merge some carefully chosen TCP packets at critical phases of the session. 2009/04/18 - New benchmark of HAProxy at 10 Gbps using Myricom's 10GbE NICs (Myri-10G PCI-Express) Precisely one year ago I ran some tests on the high performance 10GbE NICs that were donated to me by Myricom. Lab setup The lab has almost not changed. Hardware / software setup : The tests are quite simple. Conclusion
Introducing “Wedge” and “FBOSS,” the next steps toward a disaggregated network | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code We’re big believers in the value of disaggregation – of breaking down traditional data center technologies into their core components so we can build new systems that are more flexible, more scalable, and more efficient. This approach has guided Facebook from the beginning, as we’ve grown and expanded our infrastructure to connect more than 1.28 billion people around the world. Over the last three years, we’ve been working within the Open Compute Project (OCP) to apply this principle to open designs for racks, servers, storage boxes, and motherboards. And last year, OCP kicked off a new networking project with a goal of developing designs for OS-agnostic top-of-rack (TOR) switches. Today we’re pleased to unveil the next step: a new top-of-rack network switch, code-named “Wedge,” and a new Linux-based operating system for that switch, code-named “FBOSS.” The hardware: more powerful and more modular Why does this matter? The software: greater accessibility and better control What’s next?
OpenFlow - Enabling Innovation in Your Network What is HA The upper part of this picture shows a cluster where the left node is currently active, i.e., the service's IP address that the client machines are talking to is currently on the left node. The service, including its IP address, can be migrated to the other node at any time, either due to a failure of the active node or as an administrative action. The lower part of the illustration shows a degraded cluster. → Continue with What DRBD does
Open Networks for Software-Defined Networking | Pica8 s One Platform Kit (onePK) [Networking Software (IOS & NX-OS) onePK is an element within Cisco's Open Network Environment software-defined networking (SDN) strategy. onePK is an easy-to-use toolkit for development, automation, rapid service creation, and more. With its rich set of APIs, you can easily access the valuable data inside your network. Build or extend applications from your routers and switches to servers and new business platforms. Automate current services or create new ones on demand, when and where you need them and faster than ever. onePK makes your network more powerful and flexible while giving you the control you need. Users also have access to an all-in-one development environment that includes simulated network elements. Designed for Flexibility onePK has the capability to: Unlimited Possibilities Use onePK for new application-enablement, service automation, and more.
QuantaMesh BMS T3048-LY2R QuantaMesh 3000 Series BMS T3048-LY2R A Powerful Top-of-Rack Switch for Datacenter and Cloud Computing Datacenter networks are facing a major paradigm shift toward the disaggregation of software and hardware. This move, combined with the benets of software-dened networking (SDN) allows network administrators respond quickly to changing business requirements at a lower capital cost as well as reducing the network operations complexity. QuantaMesh BMS products oer higher performance, increased availability, low latency and better serviceability. About Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) provides advanced hardware systems to cloud datacenters worldwide. QCT's parent is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 company with more than 100,000 employees located at engineering, manufacturing and services facilities worldwide. Supported Switch OS Resources Certification
Cumulus Networks | Cumulus Linux Hardware Compatibility List Cumulus Networks certifies Cumulus Linux operation for all products on the Hardware Compatibility List, HCL. Cumulus Networks supports all products on the HCL, which may include RMA support for hardware under warranty. All platforms on the HCL must come with ONIE, the open install environment for bare metal network switches. See support policy for more details. 40G Hardware Guide 10G Hardware Guide 1G Hardware Guide * Future software release, subject to hardware availability New generation of hardware platforms and hardware dependent capabilities will be introduced with a Cumulus Linux major release. Hardware revisions may change over a product's lifetime and Cumulus Networks is not guaranteed to receive product change notifications from hardware partners. Cumulus Networks may decide to remove systems from the HCL.
Open Switches Squeeze Networking Incumbents February 26, 2015 Timothy Prickett Morgan The so-called industry standard server, by which most people mean a machine based on an X86 processor and generally one made by Intel, has utterly transformed the datacenter. The ubiquity and compatibility of X86 machinery has in many ways radically simplified the infrastructure of computing and reduced the market to a few handfuls of server suppliers and Linux or Windows being the operating system of choice for the vast majority of workloads. If some major hyperscale datacenter operators and networking upstarts have their way, it will not be too long before we talk about industry-standard networking hardware, with common hardware and only a few network operating systems – very likely open source and therefore malleable by vendors and customers alike. Open For Business There is a lot of money at stake here as end user companies make the inevitable shift from closed, appliance-style switching to open networking.