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Cloud NetsJanuary 11, 2022

Episode 7 High Availability

Let’s talk about High Availability

Today, we’re going to talk about high availability in the Network Cloud, because in spite of what you may think, the Network Cloud Infrastructure presents higher availability than the traditional chassis.

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Hi, welcome back to Cloud Nets, where networks meet cloud.
Today, we’re going to talk about high availability in the Network Cloud, because in spite of what you may think, the Network Cloud infrastructure presents higher availability than the traditional chassis.
And to understand that we need an expert!
Let’s call the expert, Run.
Hi! So, how come? How come?

Three things.
First off, its failure rate.
Second, it’s the failure radius.
And third, it’s the network maintenance.
I’ll explain each and every one.

Failure rate means how often do we actually have a box which is collapsing? When you have simpler boxes, you have a lower failure rate. Network Cloud is using a standard white box, ODM pizza box, much simpler as an equipment, therefore a lower failure rate – MTBF.

Second is the failure radius.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Right? When you have a big chassis and it collapses, it damages the complete network. When you have one small box which is collapsing, it’s small damage. – Blast radius.
Easy.

Third is the networkmaintenance.
You want to have the ability to operate certain functions on the network, like an upgrade or a change in the network without actually implementing or impacting the availability of the network at all. This is what Network Cloud is able to do because it is a distributed network. So it’s like a surgical accuracy. In a way, it’s kind of breaking the problem into many small problems and then solving small
problems is much easier.

Great. So, the Network Cloud infrastructure presents higher reliability, which is important for, well, everyone in the days of internet serving every aspect of our life.
And this is because of the lower failure rate or the longer MTBF, the smaller blast radius or failure radius and network maintenance procedures that are isolated from the rest of the network.

Thank you, Run, for this.
Thank you for joining. And see you next time on Cloud Nets.

-Thank you.