Network as a Service (NaaS) with Harbour1® provides robust and redundant network service, including standard high speed network for the cloud servers. Simple and intuitive self service model enables one-click deployment of network with custom requirements. Flexible internal bandwidth is provided to manage virtual firewall, router and load balancer, which are deployed on Pi's SDN coupled with Leaf-Spine architecture.

Leaf-Spine Architecture

Harbour1 Leaf-Spine Network Architecture
  • A highly secure Software Define Network, based on Leaf-Spine architecture
  • Leaf at 10Gig and Spine at 50Gig
  • NFV deployed on network infrastructure plane in sync with SDN industry best practices
  • More agility and efficiency at an optimal cost
  • Better control over managing oversubscription with easily adaptable configurations and design
  • Higher stability with elimination of Span Tree Protocol (STP)
Software Defined Network EVPN VXLAN
  • Interconnecting VXLAN/EVPN pods with VXLAN/EVPN is possible
    • Control-plane domains (EVPN) can be separated (iBGP/eBGP)
  • With layer-3 interconnect, data-plane encapsulated is separated
    • Routing decision at DC-Edge results in decapsulation
    • Requires a Transit VNI between site
  • End-to-end data-plane encapsulation
    • Leaf/TOR knows about all VTEP across the two Data Centers
    • BUM traffic is across pods
  • Use shared route-target to ensure route exchange
Software Defined Network EVPN VXLAN with Leaf-Spine
  • VXLAN EVPN fabric supports external connectivity so that data centers in different sites can be connected using the data center interconnect functionality
  • VXLAN and non-VXLAN pods within a single site can be easily connected
  • Connectivity between fabrics that are deployed in separate physical locations, it is often compared to OTV technology
  • VXLAN is extended to provide Layer 2 connectivity across Layer 3 networks
  • VXLAN was originally designed for intra data center fabric deployments

Benefits of NaaS on Harbour1®