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PART II: IMPLEMENTING SDN AND NFV WITH INTEL® ARCHITECTURE
Trusted compute pool example
ACCELERATING SDN NETWORK DEVELOPMENT
Earlier, it was suggested that if OpenStack provided more
information about the special hardware capabilities of individual
nodes, network operators could more easily take advantage
of these capabilities. For instance, users of cloud services
requiring maximum protection for sensitive data may request
their applications run in a trusted compute pool; hence, the
aforementioned modification to OpenStack may be employed:
This paper proposes a set of hardware and software
components that could be used to develop an entire SDN and
NFV-based network. In addition, Intel is making two reference
designs available to reduce the development time and effort
required to design physical and virtual switches. This solution
was made possible by two fundamental innovations, the Intel
DPDK and the ONS API, which accelerate packet forwarding, and
create a common API between physical and virtual switches,
respectively. With the objective of advancing SDN further, Intel
is working with other companies and standards bodies to drive
greater intelligence, capability and standardization into SDN/NFV
APIs, thus enabling operators to more fully utilize their network
Step 1: Glance, which manages and administers VM images,
is requested to load an application in a trusted compute pool.
Glance broadcasts, "This VM image must be run in a trusted
Step 2: Nova, which creates VMs, identifies the platforms in the
node layer with trusted execution technology and broadcasts,
"Here is a node with that capability."
Step 3: Another Nova module then performs the necessary
matchmaking to ensure the VM image is loaded onto a platform
in the trusted compute pool.
For more information about Intel® solutions for networking and
communications, visit www.intel.com/go/commsinfrastructure.
For more details about the orchestration layer and newly
approved enhancements to OpenStack, see Part III of this series
titled, "SDN Orchestration Layer Implementation Considerations."
1Source: "Software-Defined Networking: The New Norm for Networks," ONF White Paper, April 13, 2012, pg. 7, 11, 8, https://www.opennetworking.org/images/stories/downloads/white-papers/wpsdn-newnorm.pdf.
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Source: OpenStack web site, http://docs.openstack.org/trunk/openstack-compute/admin/content/trusted-compute-pools.html.
Source: "OpenStack Folsom Architecture," by Ken Pepple, http://ken.pepple.info/openstack/2012/09/25/openstack-folsom-architecture.
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