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Network 2010: release 2

19-03-2010, 00:34
So if you have ~90,000 servers, and 750Gbps connectivity.

8.3Mbps per server. Not bad to be honest, most data centers don't offer that much to each server...

18-03-2010, 16:50
Will there be the option of USA IPs?
18-03-2010, 16:44

The work of the "intellectuals" is progressing and will finish next week. Basically, they will eventually reflect, discuss and sign contracts. Emotional Relationships take time, very tiring but necessary to lead such projects. We suffer here. Alot.

Well ... this is for the emotional side "to OVH"

Some pieces of the project have advanced since the last announcement:
- Security for the London / Amsterdam and Paris / Frankfurt have been validated. The technical challenge is very important: London / Amsterdam we created a network which is very short just 350km in almost a straight line. And so it goes in a borehole below the Canal de la Mancha for almost 220km without regenerating the signal! The advantage is that the network will be very fast, 4ms between London and Frankfurt. After that Paris / Frankfurt We have 10 POP regeneration of the signal and it was necessary to validate the project by Team USA Infinera as those in Europe we have are not validated parameters (too many POP generation, signal will have too much noise, which it cannot, but ultimately it will be possible, it would be a shame not to...).
- In London / Amsterdam / Frankfurt we are prepared for 3 rooms 20m2 for new routing equipment ... you have to understand that it is likely that the CRS-3 arrived at OVH after 3 POPs. Indeed, OVH has a sharp increase in traffic on the 3 POPs while the POPs are stable in Paris. Today Frankfurt is already about 80% of traffic that OVH has 'evacuated' to Paris ... And London Frankfurt + Amsterdam + x 2 = Paris ... our traffic is as our network: European.
- So we will stop all other POPs in these 3 capitals to concentrate on any 1 location by city. At the Global Switch London and Amsterdam and on Ancotel Frankfurt. Everything is still under negotiation for issues of functionality, timing and routing prices,
but ...
- ... the network 2010 should be set up in late May / early June with a goal of 1Tbps interconnection between OVH and Internet to the end of the year and the ability to mount easily and get quickly to 20Tbps ... short, building a mega network to host ... bah ... at least every WWW sites of Roubaix Valley ... More seriously it prepares for Cloud Computing, and all the changes of use that this will bring. That is a reliable network and capacity is needed to ensure quality this kind of service.
- Some NIP (the private peering) will be upgraded:
- Orange AS3215 Paris on passing from 2x10G to 4x10G of 2 sites for more security, continued for the NEGOTIATIONS 10G peering in the region, namely in Lyon, Bordeaux and Lille at our level is not yet ready, it will happen late July with the links that come to
loop Paris / Bordeaux / Marseille / Lyon / Paris ...
- SFR AS15557 Paris on passing from 1x10G to 2x10G, we keep the 1x10G in Lyon and we will look for Bordeaux
- Bouygues AS5410 in Paris is going to 1x10G of 2x1G, traffic doubled in the last 6 months
- AS6830 UPC in Zurich and Vienna is to pass 1x1G and 2x1G we will stay on 1x10G in Warsaw to discuss the PNI in Germany.

In short, Europe is done.

And what if it was a USA network? That's true! We must predict the future and new subsidiaries in 2011 ...
Well, let's network in the U.S. ... And here we go.


10-02-2010, 21:00
What about giving users the bandwidth they pay for?
09-02-2010, 23:36
> The discussions are moving quickly, there is so little time and so many things
> to validate and we know what we want. For example, between yesterday evening
> and noon (!) We completed the upgrade of DTAG to 3x10G
> 6x10G with 2 x10G Frankfurt to 1 x10G Madrid. Further negotiations
> Are underway which we hope will lead to increased capacity
> About 200Gbps. We are also looking to increase capacity


We will increase our ability to connect to Telecom Italia
1x10G to Paris, 1x10G to Frankfurt and1x10G to Milan, or, 3x10Gbps
to start. For now, the traffic passes through one of our
transit providers, with the varying ups and downs. However,
direct peering will allow us to provide excellent
connection quality to a large section of IT 'visitors'. But mainly to ensure
the guaranteed bandwidth, since we now have contact
with NOC at the front and in case any problems should arise, we can discuss the problem.
At the same time, we will increase our bandwidth capacity
in Milan with 2x10Gbps. It looks as if we can even increase the
links in Paris/Frankfurt or Frankfurt/Milan. Each site is located as strategically
as the other.

The overall goal is to sell the traffic to Telecom Italia directly
in Milan (and therefore carry the packets on our network to aid our
quality of service) and have backups on 2 sites "just in case" ...

In short, this is advancing.


03-02-2010, 16:21
Can I jack a Ethernet cable from the datacentre? - I wouldn't mind having a personal home 1TB connection..
02-02-2010, 16:34

In contrast to 2008/2009, we have decided to change the methods of work to complete the network upgrades in 2010. We have concentrated all the discussions with all the suppliers on the month of February, we sign everything by the end of February at the latest, then 2 months after when the material is received, we deploy in the field, then it is finished. The network works for 1 year. And we can do something else ... (lol).

The OVH network has capacity of 550Gbps. We will increase to 750Gbps minimum. We hope that the OVH network will have a capacity to Internet of more than 1Tbps to start only in 2011. Not before.

For these upgrades we will increase the traffic capacity between our RBX datacentres - 1/2/3(/4 soon) and London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Paris to get over 1Tbps (100x10Gbps) in total. We will also simplify the POP to Bruxelles so that the Amsterdam and Frankfurt capacity upgrades are simpler. We will secure London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt also with London/Amsterdam and Paris/Frankfurt line of 100G. Thus in case of cut fiber, 10G wavelengths between Roubaix and the 4 capitals will switch to other 10G links that are just waiting to crash. The routers will see no difference since it is a redundancy level 1 ... we will benefit from all the Infinera technology.

We will strengthen the Madrid and Milan POP to sell traffic locally instead of Paris. And thus increase the quality of the bandwidth. This is already the case with routing changes to Telefonica that we have made yesterday and today. It will be the same for Telecom Italia. We also look to see if we start the Bordeaux POP after or wait for the end of 2010 ...

The discussions move quickly, there is little time and a lot of things to validate and we know what we want. For example, between yesterday evening and this afternoon (!) we completed the upgrade of DTAG 3x10G to 6x10G with +2x10G to Frankfurt and +1x10G to Madrid. Further negotiations are underway and will lead to an increase in capacity of about 200Gbps. We also look to increase capacity and peering over AMSIX DECIX of 80Gbps to 160Gbp but we will first try to negotiate with private peering networks seen on these peering points. We have yet decided if we will deploy the network in Northern Europe between DK, SE and FI.

Why these upgrades? You order the servers and we must ensure quality of service. So invest in the network. We also prepares the network for the cloud that seems already to meet some needs. Then we prepare our network for NRAs unbundling to provide services for the pros SDSL in France. We will start by testing phases here in Roubaix Valley and the area (100km) in June / September, but that's another news, at another time ...

In summary, to work ...

All the best,