Oracle Software Defined Networking

When deploying and developing Infrastructure as a Service or Database as a Service like solutions within your datacenter you are most likely will be hitting a number of issues. When deploying aaS like cloud services you do have a desire to build this as automated as possible and to ensure rapid deployment and extension of your cloud infrastructure when needed. What often is a issue when you deploy your aaS solution in an existing datacenter is that the existing network teams and the existing network infrastructure are unable to cope with the speed and flexibility needed in a cloud concept.
A solution to this is the deployment of Software Defined Networking or short SDN. This can be embedded in the existing datacenter network infrastructure as an extension and give a cloud solution the flexibility that is needed. 
Oracle SDN redefines server connectivity by employing the basic concepts of virtualization. Unlike legacy port- and switch-based networking, which defines connectivity via complex LAN configurations, Oracle SDN defines connectivity entirely in software, using a supremely elegant resource: the private virtual interconnect. A private virtual interconnect is a software-defined link between two resources. It enables you to connect any virtual machine or server to any other resource including virtual machines, virtual appliances, bare metal servers, networks, and storage devices anywhere in the data center. Connect in seconds without inflexible network configuration, and gain the flexibility and agility you need in order to take control of your cloud.
Oracle SDN enables you to start with a small deployment and grow over time. It works with your existing 1GE, 10GE, and Fibre Channel switching infrastructure and is interoperable with virtually every x86 server, Oracle SPARC T-Series and M5 servers, including rack-and blade-based systems. As you grow, simply add new Oracle Virtual Networking components and connect them to build a fabric. You can start with a small number of servers and grow to a thousand.
When you are serious about deploying a cloud solution, a private cloud within your datacenter which requires a high level of agility and will deploy multiple types of services then SDN is something you will need to evaluate. If you use your cloud solution as a static consolidation cloud which will not change much over the coming time SDN might be overkill. 

For more information about this topic, feel free to contact Johan Louwers directly

Related Posts

Digital Leadership

Architecture at Capgemini and The Power of One

David Rutter
May 15, 2018
An insight into architects and architecture at Capgemini and its relevance to our clients, combining innovation, technology, and business knowledge together with solution ownership and delivery.
Business Analytics

Oracle Procurement Cloud Blog Part III: Why build a skyscraper if your need is a small apartment building?

Jeroen Sprangers
January 30, 2017
The good news is that in Oracle Procurement Cloud you can also model the giant skyscraper. But even better –  you don’t have to! You can also live without it if you want to keep it simpler and  live in a small apartment building.

Getting the best Oracle API information with Swagger and a pinch of NodeJS

Léon Smiers
January 11, 2017
This blogpost is about adding the last step in order to get insight in the Oracle PaaS API definitions with the Swagger UI tool. With the help of NodeJS CORS is added to the PaaS API call, and delivers the insight we want! 

By continuing to navigate on this website, you accept the use of cookies.

For more information and to change the setting of cookies on your computer, please read our Privacy Policy.


Close cookie information