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Reload Network 2008

28-03-2008, 16:18
Mmm 200Gbps... the possibilities!!

28-03-2008, 12:56

Here it is! We have 160Gbps between our datacentre of Roubaix and our network in Paris.

Also, added another 10G to increase the total capacity of our network to the Internet:
- Amsix public peering 1G-> 10G
Amsix will switch to 2x10G within 10 days
- T-System transit 10G-> 2x10G
We have 1x10G in Paris and 1x10G in Frankfurt. We are waiting for the last validations to put into production the 10G of Frankfurt
- Global Crossing private peering 1G-> 10G
- 2x10G between Roubaix and London are operational but we have not yet put the equipment in our racks in London
- BNIX public peering 10G: we are waiting for a few patches of fiber optic

The network capacity exceeds 200Gbps, with 100Gbps in transit (2x10 Teleglobe, 2x10G Global Crossing, 2x10G T-System, 4x10G free).

Last week we spent a pleasant day with people from Cisco discussing the infrastructure necessary for the new datacentre at Roubaix. It is an interesting aggregation problem of a traffic for about 50,000 dedicated servers. The total traffic will exceed 300Gbps (just for this datacentre). At the end of 2010, the Ovh network will generate 400Gbps of bandwidth from our datacentres to Paris, London, Brussels and then to Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

After a week of reflection, we have developed an infrastructure that will be able to manage the new datacentre and thus ensure the routing of 300Gbps of traffic. To do this, we will use the "ring" topology that we are using on our network in Paris (see weathermap). This kind of ring will be set up next week in our current datacentre in Roubaix and validated within 2 weeks. It will manage 150Gbps. The same type of ring, but with 6509 routers in 1440 Virtual Switching System. With 4 doubles 6509 VSS 1440 routers we will be able to leave 300Gbps. Then, in 2 years time, we will certainly implement Nexus 7000, and maybe even before.
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Finally, to ensure a smooth flow of our traffic in Europe, we will start a European peering point in all the cities where our network transits and between cities.
For example, a Brussels ISP will be able to peer with an ISP in Frankfurt without deploying the network and in a minimum amount of time. The peering point will be free of charge if the ISP wants to peer with Ovh. It will start with Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels and Amsterdam. Then others cities will follow as Dusseldorf, Zurick, Milan, Madrid, Prague and Warsaw (scheduled for the end of 2008). We will call this project Chtix which we have already spoken about in 2005/2006/2007 and this year. Chtix will also connect to all the peering points existing in Europe without deploying the network. It will just have to connect for example, in 24 hours in RJ45 in 100Mbps in Paris for Telehouse 2 to be present on Decix in Germany or VIX in Warsaw. Simple and quick. In terms of infrastructure we will use the force 10 switches which allows us to have 24 ports 10G in 1U!
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Thanks to our network based on Infinera, we will be able to fully use 400Gbps of network capacity that we currently have between Paris / Roubaix / Brussels / Amsterdam and towards the end of 2008 Brussels / Dusseldorf / Frankfurt. This network is upgradable to 800Gbps.
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This network allows us to carry our bandwidth, offer Chtix and ensure the voice collection in each country in Europe (end of 2011 all the European countries). Thus, we will be able to propose telephone numbers of each country. Thanks to this network, the aim is to be a European telephone provider and not just a national one. Thus, our customers can start activities in different countries in a few minutes / hours, 48 hours max (the time to wait for a phone sent by UPS with a call number in each country) and that regardless where our customer is located in Europe. We give ourselves until 2011 to provide this service in all countries in Europe.