H3C Application Driven Data Centre Solution

H3C announced the launch of Application Driven Data Centre, with a flexible structure deployed with SDN controller is called Virtual Converged Framework Controller (VCFC), which provides customers with an automated and programmable data centre, to achieve a virtualized and software-defined data centre network, and meet the business need of fast delivery in the era of cloud computing.

Flexibility

• Adhere to the concept of openness,Fabric network enables integration of any heterogeneous resource management platform or cloud platform and provides extensive support to protocols, including EVPN, VxLAN, OVSDB, OpenFlow and Netconf etc., which effectively prevents customers from being locked by single product, lowering the risk to unsuccessful migration to new technology.

Open to Code

The SDN based data center can facilitate administrators to self define the data center with more flexibility H3C SDN controller VCFC (Virtual Converged Framework Controller) is the core of the programmable data center. VCFC is changing the network’s deployment and operational model with its high reliability, performance, fully open interface and programmable extensibility. With a richer and more flexible capabilities, H3C helps companies adapting to the changing network development trends, and provides enterprises with intelligent, secure, reliable information network architecture.

VCF Controller adopts open standard Restful API or Java API embedded interface at NorthBound, for a self-controllable SDN APP application development. At SouthBound, VCFC uses the southbound interface that standardized by OpenDayLight organization, in which the standard follows the southbound protocol from OpenFlow, NETCONF, OVSDB etc.

Conclusion

Data Centre development is shifting to application-driven approach. H3C insists to be open-minded and standardized, aiming to provide customers a flexible, agile, and visualized automatic data centre network, in order to deliver greater availability to meet business expectations in the New IT era.

H3C Application Driven Campus Solution

Based on the next-generation Overlay flexible campus infrastructure network, along with the software defined concept, H3C ADCampus Solution innovatively introduced the Overlay+SDN technology, which subverts the traditional “Users Adapt to Network” to “Network Adapt to Users”. Without modifying network configuration or hampering operation & maintenance, users and devices could move anywhere among campus while enabling users and devices remained in the established isolated network and continuing the established network strategy.

ADCampus Solution significantly simplifies campus operation and maintenance and meets the new demand of campus network under the trend of mobility and IoT with:

Role-Based IP Distribution

• Benefit from flexible network, ADCampus changes the traditional rule of location-based IP distribution to role-based IP distribution and ultimately achieves “IP is User, Network is Application” in user network.

• The value of “IP is User” is achieving one-to-one correspondence between user and IP. Not only focus on IP control, also users, which help with people auditing. Meanwhile, the bundle between terminal and IP indirectly realizes safe connection of terminals.

• The value of “Network is Application” lies in coupling IP network segment and user group or application. Upon control of IP network segment, we also get control

of user group and application. Therefore, an ACL can help achieve isolation of application.

“Network Adapt To Users” Campus Network

• In traditional campus network, to ensure consistency of user permission or isolate user group, network configuration must be modified constantly upon change of user’s location which brings massive investment on equipment deployment and, increase operation and maintenance workload. On the other hand, frequent modification on configuration will also lead to breakdown due to manual operation.

• ADCampus Solution realized “Network Adapt to Users” by allowing network resources (e.g. IP address, security resources, isolated channels) and network policy (e.g. access and security policy) to follow movement of users and devices directly and has nothing to do with devices location, intermediate network nor access method. The network will detect the attribute of user device and isolate auto connect via automatic identification, marking and policy allocation.

• As network operation and maintenance are greatly simplified upon users location change, network utilization can be improved as well as lower the chance of breakdown due to change done by manual operation.

Operation and maintenance for separated application & network

• On application level, ADCampus Solution can achieve user based resources allocation and define matrix group policy. In network level, devices can be connected as well as user and network policy can be deployed automatically. Meanwhile, users can access anywhere at terminal level. Each level is independent which help achieve independent operation and maintenance.

Conclusion

•ADCampus Solution integrates the latest overlay+SDN technology and suggest the flexible network concept which successfully solves operation and maintenance issue due to location binding during campus construction, separation between wired and wireless network and network isolation. Enable network to detect, identify and update automatically and achieve “Network Adapt to User” among campus network, ultimately, fulfilling the emerging need of network mobilization, effective management, simplifying operation and maintenance under the hot rising mobilizing and IoT.