Dell 2020 Networking & Solutions Technology Trends

first_imgCo-authorsJoseph White, Senior Distinguished EngineerJoe Ghalam, Distinguished EngineerMark Sanders, Distinguished EngineerSince joining Dell as CTO for Networking & Solutions in June 2019, I have been energized by the opportunities and the extent of technology development at Dell Technologies, as well as the deep partner engagement in R&D.  Heading into 2020, our customers require distributed and automated infrastructure platforms that support a wide range of use cases from data center automation to edge and 5G enterprise verticals. Let’s take a closer, more technical look at what’s behind these trends.Cloud-native software drives intelligent automation and fabrics in data centers Advances in infrastructure automation are leading to full automation stacks incorporating OS configuration management, DevOps tools, and platform stack installers and managers. These bundles enable a new operational model based on fully-automated, zero-touch provisioning and deployment using remote tools for networking, compute and storage infrastructure. This has become a critical requirement for large deployments, delivering the ability to rapidly deploy and manage equipment with the least amount of operational cost at scale. This is a key enabler for edge use cases.Network configuration and fault mitigation is rapidly becoming automated. Telemetry data availability and integration with orchestration applications allows the network to be more than one static domain. Using data analysis and fault detection, automatic network configuration and self-healing can become a great differentiating factor in selecting one solution over another.The tools for infrastructure lifecycle management, including firmware upgrades, OS updates, capacity management and application support, are becoming an integral part of any infrastructure solution. These trends will accelerate with the help of AI software tools this year and continue to expand to every part of the infrastructure.Micro-services based NOS design fuels the next wave in Open NetworkingNetwork operating systems (NOS) are evolving into flexible cloud-native microservices designs that address many of the limitations of traditional networking platforms. One of the biggest benefits is the ability to support different hardware platforms and customize the services and protocols for specific deployments. Gone are the days when the only option network operators had was to accept a monolithic, generic OS stack with many features that would never be used. This new architecture is critical for supporting edge platforms with constrained CPU and power with targeted networking missions.Community-based NOS platforms such as SONiC (Software for Open Networking in the Cloud) have the added benefit of accelerating development through a community.  SONiC is gaining momentum as a NOS for both enterprises and service providers due to its disaggregated and modular design.  By selecting desired containers and services, SONiC can be deployed in many use cases and fit in platforms of many sizes.The recent increased industry involvement and community creation has placed SONiC on an accelerated path to support more use cases and features. The increased development activity will continue through 2020 and beyond. SONiC has also grabbed the attention of other projects and organizations such as ONF and TIP/Disaggregated cell site gateways. These projects are looking into ways to integrate with SONiC in their existing and new solutions and driving a new set of open networking use cases.Merchant silicon extends to cover more complex networking requirementsProgrammable packet forwarding pipelines, deep buffers, high radix, high line speeds, and high forwarding capacity merchant silicon switches coupled to a new generation of open network operating systems are enabling effective large scale-out fabric-based architectures for data centers.  These capabilities will enhance both data center and edge infrastructure, replacing the need for a chassis design or edge routers with custom ASICs. In 2020, for the first time, we expect to see merchant silicon-based network solutions achieve parity with most of the traditional edge and core networking platforms, providing a scale out design that is better aligned to converged infrastructure and cloud requirements.Programmable silicon/data plane enabling streaming analyticsProgrammable data planes are maturing with P4 compilers (as the community approach) and many other available languages for creating customized data pipelines. There is also a growing number of NOSs that support programmable data plane functionality. These new software tools enable the creation of unique profiles to support specific services and use cases, including edge functionality, network slicing, real time telemetry and packet visibility.  These powerful new capabilities provide control and AI-based mitigation, as well as customized observability at large scale in real time. Developers have access to the data pipeline and will be able to create new services that are not possible in traditional networking. This is going to be one of the key new trends in 2020.Storage fabrics using distributed NVMe-oF over TCP/IP solutionsNVMe has emerged as the most efficient and low-latency technology for storage access. NVME-over-Fabric (NVMe-oF) extends the protocol to work across networks using fabric-based networks (Fibre Channel, RoCE, TCP/IP). TCP/IP and RoCE have a clear cost effectiveness advantage with 100GbE being four times as fast as 32GbE FC at about 1/8th of the cost. Between those two protocols TCP/IP emerges as the solid choice due to similar performance, better interoperability and routing, and utilization of lossless networks only where needed. NVMe-oF/TCP transport provides the connectivity backbone to build efficient, flexible, and massive-scale distributed storage systems. The key to unlocking this potential is service-based automation and discovery controlling the storage access connectivity within the proven SAN operational approach and orchestration frameworks extended across multiple local storage networks through both storage services and fabric services federation.Distributed edge emerging as a requirement for Industry vertical solutionsEmerging use cases at the far edge for analytics, surveillance, distributed applications and AI are driving the need for new infrastructure designs. Key constraints are the operating environment, physical location, and physical distribution giving rise to the need for a comprehensive remote automated operational model. New workload requirements are also driving the design. For example, Gartner predicts that “by 2022, as a result of digital business projects, 75% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the traditional, centralized data center or cloud*.” New innovations at the edge include converged compute and networking, programmable data plane processors, converged rack-level design, micro/mini data centers, edge storage and data streaming, distributed APIs and data processing.  We are at the start of new phase of development of custom solutions for specific enterprise verticals that will drive new innovations in infrastructure and automation stacks.Wireless first designs are driving new infrastructure platforms for enterprises and service providersThere is tremendous growth in wireless spectrum and technologies including 5G, 4G, shared spectrum (CBRS), private LTE, and WiFi, coupled with a new desire to transition to wireless as the preferred technology for LAN, campus, eetail, etc. This is driving the need for wireless platform disaggregation into cloud native applications for core, radio access network (RAN) and WiFi that support multiple wireless technologies on shared infrastructure. Disaggregation is starting at the core and moving to the edge levering edge compute with automation in a distributed model, which is bringing all the benefits of cloud economics, automation and developer access to wireless infrastructure and creating massive new efficiencies and new services.Smart NICs are evolving to address massively distributed edge requirementsThe new generation of powerful Smart NICs extend the model of simple NIC offload and acceleration by adding heavy data plane processing capacity, programmable hardware elements, and integrated switching capabilities. These elements allow many data flow and packet processing functions to live on the smart NIC, including networking, NVMe offload, security, advanced telemetry generation, advanced analytics, custom application assistance, and infrastructure automation. Smart NICs will be a key element in several valuable use cases: distributed network mesh, standalone intelligent infrastructure elements (e.g. radio controllers), autonomous infrastructure, distributed software defined storage, and distributed data processing.  Smart NICs will serve as micro-converged infrastructure extending the range of edge compute to new locations and services beyond edge compute.The age of 400G – higher speeds driving new fundamental network switch architectureNative 400G switches coupled with 400G 0ptical modules are now available and breaking the 100G speed limit for data center interconnects.  This is creating challenges with power and thermal, as well as space and layout, and moving the industry to co-packed optics.In addition, new silicon photonics (ZR400 and others) enable long reach Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transport given the availability of merchant optics DSPs. This is going to fundamentally transform networking, data center interconnect and edge aggregation by collapsing the need for a stand-alone DWDM optical networks, therefore bringing great efficiencies, automation and software-defined capabilities to the entire networking stack.Stay tuned—2020 is set to be a year packed with innovation as we strive to deliver customers the technology that will drive their businesses into the future.Additional ResourcesTechnical Disruptions Emerging in 2020 – Direct2DellEMC blog by John Roese, CTO, Products & Operations, Dell TechnologiesFour Mega-trends Disrupting Data Protection – Direct2DellEMC blog by Yossi Saad, Lead Technologist for Data Protection Strategy, Office of the CTO, Dell TechnologiesDell EMC’s 2020 Server Trends & Observations – Direct2DellEMC blog by Robert Hormuth, Vice President & Fellow, Chief Technology Officer, Server & Infrastructure Systems, Dell EMC*Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020, 21 October 2019, David Cearley, Nick Jones, David Smith, Brian Burke, Arun Chandrasekaran, CK Lulast_img read more

Hatem Ben Arfa mocks former boss Unai Emery after Rennes stun Arsenal in Europa League

first_imgAdvertisement Hatem Ben Arfa fell out with Unai Emery at PSG (Picture: Getty)Rennes star Hatem Ben Arfa couldn’t resist a dig at former manager Unai Emery after his side’s 3-1 win against Arsenal.The French side take a two-goal lead to the Emirates next Thursday after they saw off 10-man Arsenal in north-west France.Emery managed Ben Arfa during his time at PSG and fell out with the hot-tempered Frenchman, consigning him to the club’s reserves for around 15 months.Ben Arfa is now suing his former club for a loss of earnings and he took a dig at Emery after Rennes’ win, claiming the Spaniard ‘hasn’t changed’.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Mar 2019 10:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link359Shares Hatem Ben Arfa mocks former boss Unai Emery after Rennes stun Arsenal in Europa League Advertisement Ben Arfa was the catalyst for his side’s win (Picture: Getty)‘My motivation was to play a solid match, to win and get ourselves into a good position to go through,’ said Ben Arfa.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘That’s what was in my head.‘But I did see the same Emery, as agitated as ever. I looked over at him a few times and that made me laugh a little. He hasn’t changed.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalRennes scored immediately after Sokratis’ red card and the French side capitalised on their man advantage.Nevertheless, Emery is confident that his side will progress to the last-8.‘The result for the first 90 minutes is hard for us but we are going to start the next match next week with 11 vs 11 and with the same respect we have had the first half,’ said Emery.‘We are going to do that at home. ‘I have confidence with our players, our supporters helping us’.MORE: Paul Merson and Phil Thompson explain why Alexis Sanchez has flopped at Manchester United Commentlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

first_img January 18, 2016 Governor Wolf Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Equality,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf will be attending a day of service event at Girard College and a bell ringing service at the Liberty Bell in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Governor Wolf released the following statement:“The vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of peace, opportunity, and harmony. His message of nonviolence, optimism, and service continues to resonate today as we strive to reflect our highest ideals of fairness and equality in opportunity;“Dr. King’s famous words, poignant in truth and eloquence, continue to speak for the silent voices of the world that seek to understand and exercise their full potential. Dr. King’s legacy remains a message of enduring truth, reminding us that life’s most urgent and persistent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’“We must continue to pursue freedom, opportunity, and peace and embrace the history, culture, religion, and ability of all people as an essential part of our American identity. As we gather on this day to commemorate the life and legacy of this extraordinary man, let us remember his words that call us to action in the fight against injustice and inequality. Let us pledge to use our lives, as he did, to make a difference in the world.”Governor Wolf Proclamation — Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2016 by Governor Tom Wolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Michael Francis Senefeld

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Tony Stidham will direct the Celebration of Life at 7p.m. On Friday, a Mass of Christian burial will be officiated by Father Dustin Boehm at St. Michael Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Patty Lakes Senefeld; his daughter, Shannon Senefeld, son-in-law Daniel Stewart, four grandchildren, Alana, Aidan, Declan, and Dylan of Odenton, MD; step-daughters Brandy Johnson,  Jennifer (Lee) Pearson, Kristin Johnson, and grandchildren, Kaiden, Landon, and Stevie, all of Connersville; mother, Frances Senefeld of Brookville; mother-in-law, Sue Lakes of Liberty; brother, John Senefeld of Laurel; three sisters Linda Buchta, Jody (Donald) Webb, Phyllis (Rodney) Richardson, and step-sister, Rhonda Peters (Tom) Novak, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Mary Senefeld and Jerry and Phyllis Schreiber, father Robert L. Senefeld, step-father Robert L. Peters, brothers-in-law Frederick Buchta and Michael Waskewich, and niece Crystal Senefeld. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alpine Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home and its staff are honored to care for the family of Michael Senefeld.center_img Michael Francis Senefeld was born February 24, 1958 in Connersville to Frances (Schreiber) and Robert Senefeld. He was a 1976 graduate of Brookville High School. Michael married Patty Lakes and she survives. He retired from the Ford Motor Company in Indianapolis. Michael was a member of St. Michael Church in Brookville, then St. Gabriel Church in Connersville and also Alpine Trinity Pentecostal Holiness Church.  A competitive sharpshooter, he won 4th place in Indiana State IDPA, State Championship Match in 2013. He was a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), and was very active in Coonhunters IDPA in Batesville, and Oxford Isaac Walton League Ohio IDPA. Michael also loved to spend time with his grandchildren. On March 3, 2016 at the age of 58, he passed away at Reid Hospital in Richmond.last_img read more

Leafs get top marks halfway through KIJHL regular season

first_imgThe Nelson Daily: Is this team back on track after its recent three-game slide?Frank Maida: I don’t think we were really in a slide. We really only lost in those three games, once in regulation. I don’t really call  that a slide.TND: Your last game you had only 14 skaters against Grand Forks. Are you concerned about injuries playing with a short bench?F.M. We are getting our numbers back to where we need to be (defenceman J.J. Beitel and forward Bryce Nielsen are day to day while sniper Travis Wellman is scheduled to be back in the lineup after missing both games against Spokane and Grand Forks). We’ve been playing short staffed for the last 15 games and now were getting healthier and that’s helping.TND: Are you at all worried about players playing too much and getting hurt?F.M: I’m always worried about injuries and when rest is needed the boys get some time off. After the weekend, we take Sunday and Monday off, and Tuesday we’re right back at it.TND: This team has proven it’s never out of games. As evident last weekend needing to rally past Grand ForksF.M: Going back to the beginning of the season, we’ve proven this team is never out of it. We all understand it’s a 60-minute game and you have to play 60 minutes in order to win and that’s our focus going into every game and if we do fall behind we stick to the game plan.TND: Nice to be back home for two games this weekend?F.M: These are two really good teams coming to town in Kelowna (18-6-0-2) and North Okanagan (12-11-0-1). The boys are excited to play at home after a stint away so we’re expecting two real good games. . . .Two very strong teams that play their systems very well so we’ll have to bring our A-game. Half way through the Kootenay International season, the Nelson Leafs own the best record in the league at 20-1-1-3.Ironically, the Green and White suffered through a three-game losing streak earlier in November before reeling off five straight wins to take a 10-point lead over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Division standings.Much of the success for Nelson has been in the offensive zone as Nelson has racked up 130 goals en route to the best goal differential in the league.The Leafs also sport the top goal scorer in the entire KIJHL in Travis Wellman, tied with Nick Josephs of Kelowna Chiefs with 31 markers.And the Leafs are also getting it done at the defensive end with a league low 73 goals against.Nelson, host club for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup in April, is back on home ice after playing five of six the previous games away from the friendly confines of the NDCC Arena.The Nelson Daily talked with head coach Frank Maida on the team’s recent success.last_img read more

Josh Pierre-Louis expresses intent to transfer

first_imgDuring his only year at Temple, Pierre-Louis averaged 3.8 points per game in 27 games this season while averaging 12.7 minutes per game. Pierre-Louis also made 42.9 percent of his shots from the field while converting 37.8 percent of his three-pointers. Pierre-Louis was rated as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports coming out of Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey. Pierre Louis’ announcement comes just two days after his brother, junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis, declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.  Pierre-Louis is the second Temple player to announce his intention to transfer from the program following this season. Junior forward Justyn Hamilton announced his intent to transfer from the program on March 14. Freshman guard Josh Pierre-Louis intends to transfer from the Temple University men’s basketball program, Verbal Commits announced in a tweet on Wednesday. Freshman guard Josh Pierre-Louis dribbles the ball down the court during the Owls’ game against Saint Joseph’s University at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 10. | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS Josh Pierre-Louis has not provided a comment as of Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more