[GTER] Fwd: [nznog] NZ scores first OpenFlow controlled connection to an IX

Christian Esteve Rothenberg esteve at cpqd.com.br
Tue Dec 11 12:49:45 -02 2012


na linha do que foi apresentado no ultimo GTER sobre OpenFlow/SDN para
roteamento (ftp://ftp.registro.br/pub/gter/gter34/05-RouteFlow.pdf),
segue uma recente noticia da primeira utilização no mundo num PTT da
Nova Zelanda:

Adorei o FAQ que o Dean colocou no post!


On 11/12/2012, at 12:05 AM, Dean Pemberton <nznog at d...> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just wanted to share with you all what we think is a world first,
> right here in New Zealand.
> Today New Zealand can boast the first SDN controlled OpenFlow switch
> BGP peering with a public Internet Exchange.
> Because you're all geeks, I've decided to write the rest of the email as a FAQ:
> Q:  What is SDN and/or OpenFlow?
> A:   It's a new way of thinking about and building network devices.
> It stands for Software Defined Networking.  It's basically a way to
> separate the control plane from the data plane in order to allow you
> unprecedented control over what your network can do, while still
> keeping it blindingly fast.
> You let the Software do what it's good for (running routing protocols,
> making policy decisions) and you let the Hardware do what it's good at
> (forwarding stuff at wire speed, zoooooom!).  A match made in heaven
> Have a look at the wikipedia page
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software-defined_networking
> Or this presentation from OpenFlow
> http://www.openflow.org/documents/OpenFlow_2011.pps
> Q:  Why do I care?
> A:  SDN and OpenFlow allow you much more control and flexibility over
> your network.  It's a new technology however, and people are yet to
> begin playing with it.
> Q:  Sounds like one of those scary technologies like IPv6 and DNSSEC.
> A:  Well if you mean that other people are doing it while you're
> ignoring it and hoping that it will go away...  Then you're right.  =)
> Just like IPv6, before we saw people willing to deploy it on their
> networks they needed to get some experience with how it worked.  We're
> at that stage with SDNs at the moment.  It is because of this need for
> more experience and public awareness that we've gone ahead with this
> little project.
> Q:  So what exactly have you done.
> A:  We've deployed an OpenFlow controlled switch on the WIX and along
> with an OpenFlow controller built a BGP capable router.
> Q:  Details?
> A:  From the WIX looking glass
> Neighbor        V    AS MsgRcvd MsgSent   TblVer  InQ OutQ Up/Down  State/PfxRcd
>     4  9483   24345   27397        0    0    0 07:21:59        1
> Q:  So what?  Is that it?
> A:  Hardly.  We've got some more phases that we want to develop, so I
> guess this is a watch this space.  Over the next few months, we'll be
> working on extending past this single box with a view to demonstrating
> to the NZ Internet community, and beyond, whats really possible with
> an SDN.  Basically we don't want New Zealand falling behind whats
> happening in the rest of the world.
> Q:  We're not ready for this.  It's scary, poke it with a stick!!!
> A:  Thats fine.  We've chosen to use New Zealand as the initial
> production deployment here.  But if it looks like thats not going to
> get the traction needed, then there are other places which this would
> work in.  Lets make this a good Kiwi development moment though.
> Remember how we're so proud of telling people we had EFTPOS so long
> before anyone else.
> Q:  Pfffft I've heard of this.  It doesn't work!  It's not production ready
> A:  Hi, Welcome to the conversation.  You're just the sort of person
> we need paying attention.  We're doing this so that people arn't
> LISTENING about SDN, but are actually seeing it WORK.  In a real world
> production setting.  We hope you can stay for the rest of the show.
> Q:  So who else does SDNs.  This sounds a little too much like witchcraft to me.
> A:  Well from back in the days of the Juniper M-Series people have
> been separating Routing Engines from Packet Forwarding Engines.  We
> then started to see multi chassis versions.  This is just an extension
> of the same sort of concept.  There are some organisations which run
> huge-scale SDN style networks.  Maybe you've used a search engine or
> mail platform from one...
> Q:  This sounds like a pretty heavy sales pitch.  What are you pushing?
> A:  CYNIC!  Nothing.  Just like the reason I'm pushing people to think
> about IPv6 and DNSSEC, I want to see the New Zealand Internet
> community as a technology innovator, not just someone who swallows
> down the latest vendor slide-ware.  And hey if SDN doesn't work then
> at least New Zealand still gets to write the book on it.
> Q:  Sounds cool, can I help?
> A:  Sure, anyone's welcome to come and learn along with the rest of
> us.  Drop me a line if you think you can help and we'll see where we
> can fit you in.   As a starter I'm looking for between 1 and 3U of
> space in Auckland with access to the APE.
> Q:  Where can I hear more.
> A:  If you're lucky I might do a lightning talk on where we've got to
> and where we're going at the NZNOG conference.
> Thanks to Prophecy Networks, REANNZ, VUW, Waikato University,
> Citylink, FX Networks and others, for their contributions and support
> in getting the project to where it is today and for not wanting it to
> stop there!
> Regards,
> Dean
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Christian Esteve Rothenberg, Ph.D.
Converged Networks Business Unit
CPqD - Center for Research and Development in Telecommunications
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