Cloud SDN Controller – Commercial-grade SDN Controller for Automated Setup and Recovery of Edge/Private Cloud Networking
♦ Truly Control on Physical Network Switches for Resource Optimization
Higher quality and higher performance
With dynamic path planning, EstiNet Cloud SDN Solution can plan the best paths for each virtual hosts, distributing the traffic over all available paths in the physical network, so as to increase the network utilization to several times, compared legacy STP.
Support efficient cross-regional virtual network (Cloud SDN Controller 2.0 or later)
Cloud SDN solution supports both VLAN and VxLAN virtual tunnel architecture.
♦Traffic Management and Network Slicing (Cloud SDN Controller 2.0 or later)
Controllable traffic management
Network access rules be applied based on MAC address or IP address to ensure that the all network accesses are legal.
Support network slicing
Network bandwidth can be sliced based on IP address pairs or Layer-4 port pair rules, ensuring the varied bandwidth needs of different applications can be clearly well served.
♦Inter-Operable with OpenStack (Cloud SDN Controller 2.0 or later)
Current EstiNet Cloud SDN Solution is a stand-alone controller that optimizes networked devices without the need of installing any plug-ins into Cloud Systems. Future enhancement would include OpenStack plug-in and OVS integration for detailed tenant management.
♦Automatic Fast Failover Mechanism
Unlike in traditional network, where administrator needs to setup port trunk protocols (e.g., static trunk or LACP) and virtual chassis aggregation protocol (e.g., MC-LAG) to maintain logic backup mechanism, in EstiNet Cloud SDN solution, the backup mechanism of spine switches and spine-leaf links can be automatically detected and set up by the Cloud SDN Controller, greatly reduce the network deployment complexity for a private/edge cloud and greatly saving the setup and maintenance time.
Automatic recovery mechanism
The Cloud SDN Solution pre-prepares alternative paths for breakage of the network lines; so, when a physical link fails, the Cloud SDN controller and the Cloud Switch quickly replaces the failed path with a next healthy alternative path in less than 1 second, compared with STP, which would take 30 seconds to repair the network.
Support controller high-availability (HA) deployment (Cloud SDN controller 2.0 or later)
EstiNet SDN Controller support pairwise HA architecture (two-node HA) to achieve high reliability operation.
♦Data Cloud Network Visibility and Visual Diagnosis for Network Problems
EstiNet Cloud SDN Solution visualizes the topology and all network paths in a private/edge cloud to help managers quickly understand the status and usage of network paths.
The Cloud SDN Solution has a graphical interface that allows managers to see the flow of physical switches, ports, links, virtual networks, and virtual machines (VMs) or two communications hosts in layer-displayed mode, which help to quickly find out network issues in a cloud environment