Transport “Elephant Flows” without Compromising Datacenter Connectivity QoS and SLAs
What It Does
- On demand, increases capacity between datacenter connection points to mobilize large amounts of data in a short period of time
- Manages the necessary expensive IP and optical resources to enable high-speed bandwidth on demand (HS-BoD) without requiring expensive dedicated capacity for a single customer
- Upon manual or automated trigger, identifies the bottleneck for an HS-BoD request and provisions both IP and Optical layers to create the necessary capacity extension on a temporary basis
- Enabling an HS-BoD service to support cloud bursts and create a new revenue source
- Low-cost implementation based on a high degree of resource sharing, to enable the business case for HS-BoD
- Automated process, allowing the required capacity extension within seconds
Datacenters sometime require moving many terabytes of data across a network. These “cloud bursts” often challenge networks. Since datacenters require much lower capacities under regular operation, a real, cost-effective solution to this requirement must provide high capacity on demand, but on demand only.
Supporting cloud bursts in the IP/MPLS layer alone is not economical because it entails vast over-provisioning. Supporting cloud bursts in the Optical layer is likewise uneconomical since it implies connecting the datacenters directly to the Optical layer and dedicating optical resources just for this purpose.
The only economical solution for cloud bursts involves temporary addition of IP links using shared optical resources and requires multilayer provisioning, which is an inherent capability of Sedona's NetFusion Discovery platform.