1. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.1 Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc. DATA CENTER NETWORK TRANSFORMATION ASSESSMENT Rev 1.4
2. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.2 DATA CENTER ASSESSMENT What is it? A review of a customers existing networking environment in light of their business and technical goals. It enables customers to evaluate technology options and plan their networking/security journey whilst providing insight as to how a Juniper solution can potentially help meet their business goals. The need for an assessment is usually determined during a technical workshop near the start of the sales cycle. Juniper assessments are available for all product categories (DC, security, core, etc.) and are based on a common delivery methodology
3. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.3 DATA CENTER ASSESSMENT - BENEFITS What are the Customer Benefits? Written documentation of business goals and technical goals Detailed recommendations for changes, and expected business outcomes of those recommendations based on an understanding of business goals and technical goals
4. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.4 THE NETWORKING LIFECYCLE Plan Build Assessment Design Deployment Migration Operate Maintenance Optimization What you do here Has a huge impact here And here
5. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.5 JUNIPER ASSESSMENTS: A STANDARDIZED, GLOBAL METHODOLOGY An assessment is a consulting engagement very early in the project cycle. It provides: A detailed look at your business and technical goals An in-depth review of your existing network and/or security environment An analysis of that environment in light of your business and technical goals, identifying gaps Detailed recommendations for change, and expected business outcomes of those recommendations, based on the latest technology options and industry best practices Technology-specific adaptations Juniper Assessment Methodology standardized globally Common Methodology Core & Edge Multi-layer Convergence High Availability Data Center Campus Assessment Security Data Center Security Evaluation Security Migration Readiness DC Transformation
6. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.6 DATA CENTER TRANSFORMATION ASSESSMENT: KEY TECHNOLOGY AREAS EXAMINED AREAS EXAMINED AREA-SPECIFIC FOCUS LAN Infrastructure DC LAN deployment, capabilities, and characteristics. WAN Infrastructure DC WAN topology and capabilities for both single and multi-site DC deployments (as applicable). LAN and WAN Security Functions LAN and WAN security services and associated traffic-flows. Service Appliances Understand customer's DC-services and service appliances in use. Compute Understand customer's compute and storage environments, as they relate to the network infrastructure.Storage Management and Orchestration Understand customer's Management Infrastructure and Platforms, as they relate to network operation. Physical Layout and Cabling Plant Understand customer's physical DC environment in order to better align our recommendations with the underlying physical topology.
7. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.7 4. Recommendations Consolidated Assessment Report: Recommendations and Next Steps Recommendations and Impact Analysis Qualitative Analysis Quantitative Analysis Gap Analysis Report 3. Analysis JUNIPER DATA CENTER ASSESSMENT: PHASES, ACTIVITIES AND DELIVERABLES Assessment Phases Phase Activities and Outcome 2. Baseline Documentation review Workshops / Interviews Baseline Report 1. Requirements Workshops / Interviews Supporting Questionnaire Requirements Analysis Report
8. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.8 PHASE 1: REQUIREMENTS DC Transformation Industry Business Drivers Increased Demand Need for Differentiation Technology Advancement Increased Regulation SOA Business Continuity Consolidation Virtualization Operations TCO Person- alization DC Transformation Customer Business Drivers Build Customer Business Drivers list with customer specifics, including: Personalization: Which drivers are meaningful to the customer, and why? Addition of customer-specific drivers Removal of non-relevant business drivers Weighting of the drivers Architectural & Operations Requirements PERFORMANCE SCALE VIRTUALIZATION CONVERGANCE RELIABILITY SECURITY AGILITY SIMPLICITY OPENNESS FUTURE-PROOFING Requires Details of the Requirements: Throughput 10G PODs Services WAN Oversubscription In HA Latency CoS
9. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.9 Architectural & Operational Requirements DC TRANSFORMATION ASSESSMENT PHASE 2: BASELINE Goal: Develop a complete picture of the starting point Examine existing environment in detail Investigate those areas applicable to the requirements from Phase 1 Identify and gather appropriate metrics Information Baseline PERFORMANCE SCALE VIRTUALIZATION CONVERGANCE RELIABILITY SECURITY AGILITY SIMPLICITY OPENNESS FUTURE-PROOFING Baseline Throughput 1G Access 1:10 Oversubscription Access 1:4 Oversubscription Distribution Proliferation of low-end Services WAN links and platforms capabilities Latency value and variance CoS model
10. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.10 DC TRANSFORMATION ASSESSMENT PHASE 3: ANALYSIS Information Baseline Goal: Compare Current State with Requirements and identify gaps Analysis of the architecture and operational requirements plus associated baseline allows the identification of capabilities gaps Gap Analysis PERFORMANCE SCALE VIRTUALIZATION CONVERGANCE RELIABILITY SECURITY AGILITY SIMPLICITY OPENNESS FUTURE-PROOFING Throughput Increase Access Rate Lower oversubscription Flatten architecture Consolidate Services in HE appliances Increase WAN capabilities Latency variance not acceptable Update CoS model Analysis Architectural & Operational Requirements
11. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.11 Recommendations: List of changes And / or need for new Architecture And / or operational updates: NMS Automation Etc. DC TRANSFORMATION ASSESSMENT PHASE 4: RECOMMENDATIONS Gap Analysis Recom- mend Architectural and Operational Impact PERFORMANCE SCALE VIRTUALIZATION CONVERGANCE RELIABILITY SECURITY AGILITY SIMPLICITY OPENNESS FUTURE-PROOFING Throughput Ubiquitous 10G Flat architecture 3:1 oversubscription DC wide No latency variance Virtualized Consolidated HE Services Technical Impact Business Impact DC Transformation Customer Business Drivers Increased Demand Need for Differentiation Technology Advancement Increased Regulation SOA Business Continuity Consolidation Virtualization Operations TCO Goal: provide more than just recommendations. Explain the technical and the business impact of implementing the recommendations
12. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.12 DATA CENTER ASSESSMENT DELIVERABLES: THE FINAL REPORT 1. An executive overview presentation that summarizes the engagement, and provides an outline of inputs, findings, and recommendations. 2. A comprehensive document that captures all activities, interim output content, and final recommendation details. Sample TOC Extract: 1. Introduction 1.1 DC Transformation Key Objectives 1.2 DC Current Situation Overview 1.3 DC Transformation Main Drivers 1.4 DC Transformation Requirements 2. DC Transformation project details 2.1 Current Situation 2.1.1 DC Network Generics 2.1.2 Deployed Architecture 2.1.3 Services 2.1.4 Virtualization 2.1.5 Reliability 2.2 Identified needs and pain points 2.2.1 Performance 2.2.2 Scalability 2.2.3 Virtualization 2.2.4 ... 5. Provisioning workflows 5.1 Adding an access (ToR) switch 5.2 Server provisioning workflow 5.3 Adding a new VLAN scenario 5.4 Generic parameter change scenario 6. Recommendation Impact and Benefits 6.1 High Performance 6.2 Scalability 6.3 Virtualisation 6.4 Reliability 6.5 Agility 6.6 Simplicity 6.7 Openness 6.8 Future-proofing 7. Roadmap and Next Steps 7.1 Transformation Roadmap 7.2 Recommended Next Steps 2.3 Industry View 2.2.1 Performance 2.2.2 Scalability 2.2.3 Virtualization 2.2.4 ... 3. Identified Gaps and Proposed Best-Practice Recommendations 3.1 Physical Network Topology 3.1.1 DC blocks description 3.1.2 Devices connectivity 3.2 Logical Network Topology 3.3 Switching 3.4 Routing 3.5 WAN Functions 3.5.1 WAN Routing 3.5.2 WAN DCI 3.6 Traffic Flows 3.7 Management and Provisioning 4. Functional solution elements 4.1 ...
13. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.13 EXAMPLE: A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL BANK Challenges to scale, host new services, or add resources because existing DCs were reaching limits of Power, Cooling and Space. Legacy Multi-tier design was complex to manage, causing outages, human errors, and bugs. Complexity/Heterogeneity of legacy infrastructures with too many DC sites, contributed to High Capex and Opex. Challenge Solution Results Redesign and overhaul of legacy switching infrastructure, in favor of a high-performance flat DC-Fabric deployment option. Homogeneous redesign of traffic-flows across sites / business-units / and functional segments. Leverage existing WAN MPLS network to provide DC Interconnect capabilities, in order to promote flexibility, scale, and business continuity capabilities. The solution proposed delivers 50+ differentiations and improvements in the previously defined network characteristics, enabling the Business Drivers. This includes: Increase 10G-enabled access rate from 1% to 100% 93% reduction in maximum East-West oversubscription Simplification of the main workflows by 70% 100% multi-homed and converged server connectivity Global, multi- site, large scale deployment with stringent availability and performance constraints
14. Copyright 2014 Juniper Networks, Inc.14 DATA CENTER ASSESSMENT: YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE Junipers Investment 2-4 week engagement by a senior consultant Use of tools