Today, there are two deployment trends that change the way you build and manage your computing environment. One is the white-box switch, which reduces the cost of network components while increasing the availability of network administrators; the other is super-integration, through the entire computing environment as a whole to simplify management.
The white-box switch is a normal or bare metal switch with a network operating system installed. The bare metal switch provides an open, standard interface. Now have to meet the interface of the various network operating system is designed.
Whiteboard switches offer the following benefits: lower prices and increased flexibility while open, Intel-based servers reduce server costs compared to earlier proprietary products. The system administrator can select the processing speed and memory capacity of the server to meet the application requirements, or you can choose to install Windows or any other Linux version to run.
At the same time, the network administrator can choose from any one of the manufacturers to provide bare metal switches to meet the capacity requirements of the switch, and then select a switch to meet the interface of the network operating system can be. For white-box switches, the network operating system can either download a free version or an operating system supported by some vendors such as Big Switch, Cumulus, or Pica8.
There is also an option for Open Network Linux (ONL) software, which is an initiative to open computing projects. Although ONL does not include all the components required for a complete operating system, it provides a base version that developers can use to develop systems that meet their specific needs.
Each chip vendor offers a range of chips with different capacities, with different ports and different per-port bandwidth. Switch manufacturers combine these chips with components such as processors, memory, and network interfaces to create a complete system. The vast majority of manufacturers to provide a range of products to meet the network edge to the core of the different needs.
Network managers can purchase hardware directly from the bare metal switch vendor and add software to it, or purchase hardware, software, full-featured and support systems. Compared to traditional proprietary switches, the diversity of hardware and software for white-box switches allows companies to reduce their costs and benefit from the more resilient networks they build.
For IT operation and maintenance management, the purchase of computing, networking and storage devices, and its integration management has become very complex. The hypermedia system provides everything needed for computing, storage, and network resources as a whole. All components are already configured and integrated, so the installation is very simple.
The system can be managed by a single operator as a single console. In addition, virtual machines can be quickly generated, given that they do not need to send compatible commands for individual components. When demand increases, the administrator can add additional resources by purchasing additional devices.
After installation, they can be combined with existing devices to generate a single environment, and still by the previous single console to manage. Today, the IT team needs to respond quickly to changing requirements. The hypermedia system enables IT resources to be fully utilized, more productive, and synchronized with rapidly changing business needs.
The combination of hyperfusion and white-box switches is a new life for modern data center networks.