“Rostelekom” entered into the agreement with non-commercial Partnership «Applied Research Center for Computer Networks» (ARCCN), the resident of “Skolkovo” Foundation. According to this agreement the experimental segment of cloud platform for data-centers basing on Software-Defined Networks is planned to be projected and created to the amount of 21,6 million rubles.
Software-Defined Networks (SDN) are sure to be a new approach to managing of computer networks. It`s main idea is to separate the controlling of network equipment from the managing of data transfer.
The new OpenFlow net protocol makes possible to form connections in network with minimal delay of data transfer and necessary options. Nicira Company carried out some tests based on the major USA providers. According to the results of these tests it was proved that using SDN-technologies allows to increase loading of unused data-centers resources by 20-30 % and to reduce exploitative consumption by several times.
The result of ARCCN researches is planned to be the creation of Cloud Platform text segment based on SDN in “Rostelekom” Data-centers , the prototype of net DPC infrastructure managing, the data system of managing effectiveness of new net DPC infrastructure and methods of embedding SDN in the existing DPC infrastructure.
According to the words of Vice Prezident of the Department of Innovative Development of OJSC “Rostelekom” A.S.Naschekin: “The formation of telecommunication component of Cloud Platform with OpenFlow protocol will allow to reduce DPC equipment costs. Software-Defined Networks technology will make more effective the solution of “network virtualization” problems and the development of new complex services for clients. We expect, that using this technology will allow us to reduce capital and operating inputs on the telecommunication component of our Cloud DPC.
“It`s important to understand, that SDN-products market nowadays is the classical emerging market. It means, that we may stimulate producing of Russian network equipment in the successful case of our researches. The formed situation gives Russia a chance to become an equal player on the market. This chance will be possible to be used for not more than 3-5 years”, — announced the Head of the project, RAS Corresponding Member Ruslan Smelyanskiy.