ADARA SDN: Virtual Computing and Virtual Networking

ADARA SDN is complete SDN and delivers Virtual Computing and Virtual Networking in a single 100% Open solution.

ADARA SDN uniquely engineers Profits with ADARA Profits Based Policy SDN.

Enhancing Capabilities of Virtual Computing

To address the growing need for virtualization in today's dynamic business environment, ADARA Networks provides solutions that enable:

  • Virtualization of sites, servers, services, data, processors, and other resources
  • Enterprise-wide dynamic instant provisioning and inter-domain system-wide awareness of all levels of virtualization simultaneously
  • Extension and elevation of conventional virtualization mechanisms
  • The most advanced capabilities to extend the financial and operational efficiencies of dynamic virtual computing

Hypervisors are Service Blind

Hypervisors do not configure based on the Service or Application.

Hypervisors configure only to the level of Virtual Machine; and are blind to the Application or Service.

Look at any Hypervisor Configuration screen and you will find it is limited to configuration based upon CPU and/or RAM (Memory). Configuring Computing based upon only 2 metrics is just as limiting as configuring Networking using only 2 variables. Without manual administrative weights, Hypervisors act without intelligence on a first basis.

SDN was created to enable visibility into Applications and Services; the Hypervisors’ inability to provide visibility into Applications and Services is as archaic as the inability of Legacy Networking to provide visibility into Applications and Services.

ADARA’s SDN provides a complete solution rather than piecemeal parts.

ADARA’s SDN is a complete SDN.

Common SDN stops at VM layer, yet the actual services run inside the Virtual Machines.

ADARA’s Software defined Networking extends all the way to the Application and Services; every Application, every Service, every Virtual and Physical Machine.

  • ADARA by default scales to 1012 (Trillions) of Services and Applications
  • ADARA by default scales to 1012 (Trillions) of Virtual and Physical Machines
  • ADARA by default scales to 1012 (Trillions of VLANs)
  • ADARA by default scales to 109 (Billions) of Network Paths within and in and between Data Centers

ADARA SDN has interfaces for monitoring and configuration at Application and Services layers through industry standard protocols.

It provides the granularity for the administrator to manage the single service based on situation instead of stopping the whole VM.

ADARA can manage any Hypervisor through its Hypervisor and Cloud Controllers, based on any real time condition or policy; enabling automated control of Virtual Machines, Physical Machines, even HVAC to dynamically manage power.

Enhancing Capabilities of Virtual Networking

Corporate data centers and the networks that join them are subject to many inefficiencies; both operating and financial. The traditional Data Center and Carrier architectures are not agile, or cost effective. Most Data Center architectures are built of the traditional Core-Distribution-Access model and as a result the Data Center Network has numerous inefficiencies including:

  • Is complex, built as a Hierarchy tailored to North/South Traffic patterns’; it is not Flat and simple
  • Does not make full use of bi-sectional bandwidth
  • Suffers from significant variable latencies between the hierarchies’
  • Is oversubscribed with single path forwarding (based upon Spanning Tree)
  • Uses large deployments of proprietary stackable switches
  • Requires significant Power and CPUs and is not Cost Efficient
  • Uses many fabric managers, long cables and other expensive element’s
  • Uses static configurations with limited VLAN scaling and other limitations
  • Has little to no visibility into Services
  • Suffers from vendor lock-in

Network Infrastructure has Ossified

Network Infrastructure has become petrified, and the industry paralyzed with little advancement in several decades; the result is network architecture’s that are as rigid and inflexible as the products from which they are created.

SDN was created to separate the Control & Data Planes, to give Applications and Services visibility into the infrastructure and empower the Applications’ and Services to use their own remotely implemented logic to “program” the infrastructure through Open Standards Based Interfaces (e.g. OpenFlow) in place of the vendor implemented logic on the network device. Application Services and Flow based re-programming enables the Virtualization a single Network Infrastructure into many Virtualized Networks, each with its own constraints and costs.

ADARA’s SDN provides a complete solution rather than piecemeal parts.

ADARA’s SDN is a complete SDN.

ADARA Data Center SDN Networking provides solutions that enable:

  • Virtualization of sites, servers, services, data, processors, and other resources
  • Service Choreography and Infrastructure Orchestration
  • Enterprise-wide dynamic instant provisioning and inter-domain system-wide awareness of all levels of virtualization simultaneously
  • SPAN, TAP (Active / Passive), Monitor, Lawful Intercept
  • Packet Slicing, ACLs, DPI, Content Filtering
  • Network Functions and Network Services Virtualization Layer 2-7 Services
    • Global / Local Load Balancing
    • WAN Optimization
    • WAN Acceleration
    • Firewall, IDS /IPS
    • File Transfer / Protocol Transformation / Caching, Content Routing / Distribution
    • Message Routing / Brokering
    • Encryption / Compression
    • TCP / HTTP/S Virtualization, Offload, Termination
    • OTT Multipath L1-L7 distributed Switching / Routing
    • Integrated Layer 2 / 3 Switching / Routing
  • Network Virtualization
    • Hardware Abstraction (HAL)
    • Forwarding Abstraction
    • Configuration Abstraction
    • State Abstraction
  • Network O/S
  • Network Hypervisor (Net-visor)
  • Path Computation Engine – Distributed / Logically Centralized
  • Network virtualization based upon continuously measured real time network state, including latency, link quality, bandwidth, utilization, packet loss, statistics, tunnel/physical link metrics, more.
  • Network and Interface Virtualization / Slicing
  • Dynamic Network Automation
  • Service Abstraction Layer (SAL) support for Multiple Southbound Interfaces; OpenFlow, CLI, SNMP, I2RS, RMON, TL1, Netconf, IPMI, MPLS, more.
  • Packet / Optical Integration
  • The most advanced capabilities to extend the financial and operational efficiencies of dynamic virtual networking
  • Application / Policy Based Traffic / Steering
  • Multi-Vector QoS
  • Novel Admission Control with Traffic Engineering
  • Multi Hardware Support, X86 /MIPS / Merchant Silicon computing

ADARA SDN enables de-coupling software from hardware, and disconnects hardware from services and applications delivering compute and network agility, lower power consumption and simplified architecture that is incrementally deployable. Disaster recovery is simple and automated,. Workloads are automated; services are created, delivered, scaled, and elastic.

ADARA SDN has zero touch configuration and learning and delivers economies of scale and scope.

ADARA SDN delivers all the power of virtualization for both computing and networking.

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