Ericsson Cloud SDN is a network virtualization solution that provides seamless intra & inter-datacenter connectivity for virtual, physical and container based workloads. It uniquely combines industrial grade design with advanced routing capabilities in a full open source, community-driven solution.
|Category||Network Virtualization Product|
|Leading Verticals||Cloud Service Providers and Telecom|
|Areas of Deployment||Inter-Datacenter and Intra-Datacenter|
Ericsson Cloud SDN helps service providers and cloud operators simplify and automate networking for their Data Centers and Cloud networks using community driven OpenDaylight platform.
|End-Points Supported||Bare Metal Machines, Containers and Virtual Machines|
The default vswitch is replaced with a tested build which is functionally the same as OVS.
|Orchestration Integration Details||
Cloud SDN is integrated with Openstack Neutron providing a comprehensive networking backend, including L2 / L3 networking, tenant network separation, VPN connectivity and security.
|Southbound Protocols||BGP, OpenFlow, OVSDB and Netconf|
Standard OpenDaylight based REST and RESTCONF interfaces are used to provision the overlay network, either directly or via OpenStack Neutron
|NV Encapsulation||GRE, MPLS and VXLAN|
|Layer 2+ Network Services (Built-in)||DHCP|
|Built-in Routing Protocols Supported||BGP|
Ericsson Cloud SDN is built on OpenDaylight and guarantees the dynamics of a truly open ecosystem. It leverages Open vSwitch innovation, delivering high performance industry standard, virtual and physical data plane integration. It provides seamless interworking with Enterprise and Service Provider BGP/VPN & IP/MPLS WAN infrastructure. It enables per tenant and per VM security policies. It also offers advanced policy-driven back-end for subscriber and application aware services capabilities.
|Layer 4-7 Service Support||
Advanced service chaining – no service awareness rules, chaining of virtual services, chaining of physical services, load balancing across service insertion chains, L4-L7 rule-based service chaining, per subscriber policy controlled service chaining.
A GUI is provided that shows alarms, logs and forwarding graphs allowing an operator to pinpoint networking issues.
Northbound APIs exist for automated setup of layer 2 and layer 3 networks and connection to L2/L3 VPNs. Automation APIs exist for physical connectivity via hardware VTEP to bare metal or SR-IOV based VMs.
The product scales with Openstack.
Subscription per deployed CPU socket.
|Key Customers||Telstra, Swisscom, Telefonica, LG Uplus, Vodafone Australia|
|Key Partners||Intel, Cisco, Mirantis and Red Hat|