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Analytics and Orchestration Over Multiple 100 Gbps Links Using the Blue Planet Platform

Time 10/18/17 10:40AM-11:10AM

Room Grand Ballroom A

Session Abstract

Networks are required to be flexible enough to orchestrate small data flows along with high capacity flows to satisfy the QoS demands of newer, present day applications. This poses a challenge to existing network management systems that do not have the required inclusive insight into their entire network to automate resource allocation and orchestration decisions. The introduction of SDN and NFV enabled networks provides an excellent opportunity for significant advances in the field of data acquisition, monitoring and analysis. Ciena’s Blue Planet provides a vendor agnostic SDN solution that enables infrastructure analytics collection from all layers of the network from applications to the photonics level.
This demo will present a scenario where we use Blue Planet Analytics’ insight of the network working in conjunction with provisioning and orchestration mechanisms to improve service velocity and network operational efficiency.
Demo Scenario
Production operations continuously require monitoring, measuring and analyzing network traffic. However, the majority of existing tools are oriented to only monitoring many small data flows, not high capacity flows. This demonstration will showcase the capabilities of the Ciena Blue Planet SDN control framework tools for comprehensive multi domain monitoring, measuring and analyzing in real time large scale, continuous, high performance, large capacity single stream data flows over 100 Gbps WANs. The service scenario extends from Ciena facilities in Ottawa to Hanover, passing through Starlight Interconnect in Chicago. Blue Planet servers in Ottawa monitor the network elements and perform extensive analysis of the service state, which is then used to modify service parameters instantaneously on a live network.
HPC and Science Relevance
High quality production operation services are critical requirements for supporting real time large scale, continuous, high performance, large capacity single stream data flows over 100 Gbps WANs, which are essential to data intensive science applications. This demo presents an excellent use case to manage high capacity elephant flows with the Blue Planet Software suite.

Speakers

Speaker Gauravdeep Singh Shami Ciena Corporation

Primary track Advanced Networking

Secondary tracks Applications for Research

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