Virtual private network, Cloud storage, Cloud computing Public to Private-Cloud Network Deployment with Cumulus Networks
We were just getting everybody um on boards there and id like to welcome you to the next web episode in our open networking, webinar series and this time its public to private cloud network deployment, a step by step guide and were delighted to be joined by cumulus. For this webinar, my name is kira mccarthy and im the global marketing director at eps global. So, just to give you a bit of background um on eps, we are the open networking, distributor of choice globally for a whole host of industries and we sit at the center of the open networking ecosystem. So we bring together the hardware and the open network operating system software to create turnkey solutions for our customers. We offer technical advice, configuration of the software and the hardware bundles, so thats, everything from switches to objects and cables and more whatever you need um for your deployment. Weve been around for 20 years and we have 28 global locations so were never far away from you. So just a bit of housekeeping for today, if you have any questions, if you put them into the q a window um of zoom im, and then i will introduce you now to our guest speakers. Okay, so first of all, we have barry mcginley. Who is our systems engineer at um eps global for emea hes, our resident techie with a broad knowledge of open networking, so barry enjoys applying to guinness and he is an avid celtic supporter ill.
Let him speak for himself later on, but he writes a really excellent blog and that you can find on our website at epsglobal.com. The next person whos going to speak today is neil simonson from cumulus hes, a regional sales manager, and so he is a regional sales manager based in the uk for cumulus networks. He has been working in the it industry since the early 90s, with the last 10 years, focused on sales working with disruptive startup vendors in both storage and networking after neil were going to have pete crocker, who is a systems engineer for cumulus network and hes? Also based in the uk, and so he works for cumulus the company that pioneered the open networking movement hes been involved in large enterprise and service provider, networking solutions since the 90s, with customers across emea and the world. His passion is helping engineers move towards automated and intent, driven infrastructure and away from time and mind consuming artisanal network configuration and so again any questions you have today, if you pop them in the q a window and we will answer them at the end and anything We dont get to uh. Barry will respond to you personally afterwards, thanks and ill hand you over to barry thanks kiara and for the lovely introduction uh. So, as kara mentioned, my name is barry um im a network engineer with eps and ive been working with eps. Now, for about two years in the open networking space, and so my job basically is to be a bit of a conduit between um, our customers and the vendors, because open networking can from the outs from the outside looking in be a bit daunting.
You have a lot of software vendors, a lot of hardware vendors, so we kind of pull all that together and just make things a little bit easier, i suppose and open networking. So what were going to look at today, a little intro into eps and what we actually do in open networking im going to look at public cloud and the associated challenges, which leads us into an initial customer interaction. So a customer is going to come to us with a certain issue and kind of set a scene for a deployment uh neil is then going to take us through an intro to cumulus networks were going to look at some of the products netq cumulus linux itself And hes going to look at the virtual experience and like a poc and then were going to have pete, take us through from poc to day two looking at automation, monitoring and the actual deployment, so eps. So as kira mentioned, were 20 years old and since 2016. Now weve been involved in the open networking space, so this all came about. We started. We became global distributors for edge core networks. Edge core are an oem odm, switch manufacturer owned by the actin group um out of taiwan, and if youve used the switch thats, not cisco, youve more than likely used an edge core or actin group switch. But i think it became apparent pretty quickly with the relationship with edge core that the normal distributor role doesnt apply, because the hardware is only one part of this solution.
So what we did was we went out and talked to the software guys all the software guys because thats very an important distinction for us that we dont pigeonhole a piece of software in somewhere that it shouldnt be the specific use cases for these and theres a Best fit so what were talking about today and data center deployment? Cumulus is more than likely the best fit best support and a really good product. We also offer a couple of other things for our customers again to try and ease any kind of negative stuff in open networking. So we put the we can put the software on society. Take cumulus. For example, we can put the operating system the license on the switch. We can bundle in transceivers that we know will be interoperable cables. So basically, the switches are ready to slide into a rack which definitely takes some of the pain out of open networking um. Okay, so what im going to do is a quick, high level overview of cloud computing. I know you all. You guys are going to know what cloud computing is, but i just want to give some facts and figures as well before we go into some of the issues with cloud computing, so the biggest companies out there aws, i think everyone knows – is the largest microsoft azure Catching up slowly but surely google cloud vmware cloud oracle, ibm and alibaba with about four percent of the market up from two percent last year, so and just to bring it back to open networking and all these guys use bare metal on open source um.
It kind of started with facebook back in about 2012, but then all these guys got involved, so the hyperscalers all use it, and this is what were seeing since 2016 2017, that kind of bare metal, open source software like cumulus, filtering down into enterprises and even small To medium businesses now so the cloud computing market last year was worth 206 billion. I think its projected to be about 350 billion by 2023, so its going nowhere and software as a service um was about 100 billion of that figure, infrastructure platform, business process as a service all around the 30 million market, and we have database as a service and The largest growing area by a mile is container as a service, so thats your docker and kubernetes and im going to show some facts and figures actually as well. Actually because theres, a company right scale their software as a service provider and every year. For the last three years, they produced a fairly comprehensive survey and called the state of cloud computing where they, i think they sent out 150 000 m surveys, but they got 997 surveys back with a good kind of separation of big and small companies. So around half, where over a thousand employees and the other half under a thousand employees, so a good spread, but basically from that document the average enterprise is using for cloud so, whether that be aws azure google cloud in their own private cloud, the average cloud is Actually, 4.
2 clouds and taken all in but um in the 2019 document um. It actually talks about an increase in public cloud. So coming back from private cloud to public cloud – and i want to just look at a few of the reasons why this is actually the case, so there is problems with cloud computing uh. The first one is managing cloud spend um. So all these companies aws google cloud azure have great deals for starting off, but then the great upsell begins and you can start to see costs spiraling fairly rapidly, especially if your companys growing and as you move more of your workload to the correct to the cloud. Um costs increase significantly cloud. Governance is an issue so again when one company started small with maybe doing some software as a service, and then it started to grow rapidly. They never actually put in the company governance that they should have, and then they end up with most of their workload in the cloud and a lot more employees than they started with and all of a sudden governance is a huge issue. Uh security is an issue so when you think, if your datas been held by a third party security is always an issue, you dont know where your data has been where it is where its been processed. When we see we see all seen, hacks um hacked interfaces apis its always going to be an ongoing issue. If you cannot see – and you dont know where your your data is compliance, so weve got a lot of legal stuff in in every walk of life.
So you look at the health care industry theres huge regulation in that retail industry, huge regulation as well um to do with payments to do with data, and so compliance is a massive issue, lack of resources or expertise. Again. This goes back to the. I was saying four: clouds is the average, but that can be up to eight clouds. You need an expert for each one of those clouds. The tools are getting more and more complicated as the weeks go by these guys. Arent, cheap and managing multiple clouds is an issue when you think of um so say again with four clouds: aws has its own specific issues, but those issues with azure are completely different, so youre managing a set of issues from four different cloud providers: the cloud migration Um is an issue we have when youre moving a new application to the cloud um its quite easy, but an existing application is is particularly difficult. So i think in that right scale survey. They said that over 50 percent of people said it was way more difficult to move an existing application than they expected way. More costly and and the project ran way over time and then finally performance is an issue. So all of these companies have had outages over the last few years. If they have an outage, you have an outage. That is definitely a worry. So, as i said, weve seen, customers over the last couple of years, moving back to a hybrid cloud model, definitely taken.
Some other infrastructure back from public to private, for for a bunch of reasons which i just explained. So what way does that kind of take place? So the customer contacts us says he has one of these issues or multiple of the issues and then the first thing we look at is the software. So we ask them what do they actually want to do? What do they need so its a data center implementation? What are they looking to use evpn uh? Do they need any particular protocols? Do they want to use vxlan so well, take all this into account and then well select either one software or two softwares for them to trial, so in this case obviously were going to be looking at cumulus for the data center cumulus is the standout operating system? Uh best support going as well, so once weve selected our software, we then will look at the hardware side of things so on the hardware side, again, weve multiple options, so weve got edge. Core networks weve got melanox, we have quanta delta, celestica um and then as well on our website or on cumuluss website. We have hardware compatibility lists, so we can see which hardware we can actually use with this software and and as well certain software. So certain of the switching a6 will do certain things so say were going to say for this. We want 25 gig for the leaf and 100 gig for the spine, so a 73 26 from edge core with a trident 3 chip and a 77 2600 gig with another trident 3 chip.
So right, weve selected our hardware and we now have our software. So now we have to start initial testing so theres a couple of ways around this. What i always want like to do was to get hardware into peoples, hands thats. What i liked and so wed give maybe three boxes so youd get 225 gig and 100 gig. So you could simulate a spine, leaf, topology and then work away on that, but theres now a bunch of different options, some really good options, virtually that you can do before or you can do in parallel, and this is actually the point where i would bring cumulus Into the equation, i would bring cumuluss ses in and wed start talking to, the customer and thats a nice segue for me to bring neil in from cumulus whos going to um, give you an overview of cumulus and some of the product products thanks fantastic. Thank you.