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Sales Enablement

  • Sales Enablement

    Deploys pre-defined SDN/NFV solution use cases at a click of button. Allows users to showcase a specific solution on-demand.


    • PoC Environments
    • Sales Demos
    • User Events.
  • Technology

    The Criterion SDCloud Platform is powered by the Criterion Cloud Provisioner, a self-reliant, multi-node orchestrator that ensures that a sandbox comes up with the required state each and every provision time.

    As an example, setting up a simple 5-node OpenContrail sandbox takes anywhere between 2- 3 days of continuous effort to become fully operational. Even after that, the reliability of the environment is very difficult to maintain.

    Contrast that with the same sandbox in Criterion SDCloud: 15-20 minutes to provision, with unparalleled stability and reliability.

    The Criterion Cloud Provisioner takes a “sans master-slave” approach to deployment. Rather, the entire provisioning is based on a multi-master concept – each node acts as its own master and configures itself based on the assigned role, ensuring dynamic scale and support.

    In addition, the Criterion Cloud Provisioner’s auto-heal, service discovery, and orchestration features ensure that each and every sandbox/ lab/solution is always stable and ready for use, once provisioned.


  • How It Works

    Assuming you are working on an OpenContrail Sandbox environment:

    1. Log on to Criterion SDCloud Platform and select Engineering Sandbox.

    2. Select the OpenContrail Sandbox, and provide a readable name.

    3. Select the OpenStack version, OpenContrail version, type of deployment and HA Type.

    4. Review the price/hour, then click Provision Sandbox. The Provisioning status can be reviewed on the right-hand side of the Sandbox name under the My Sandboxes section. Provisioning take between 20-30 mins.

    5. Once provisioning status is in ready state, click Sandbox Name.

    6. To get the IP address of the provisioned sandbox, click Cluster Details. Here, you can also access general information about the cluster, such as how OpenStack is configured, how the data network is present, etc.

    7. Click Access Section to download the Private Key for accessing the nodes. You can also directly access the OpenStack/OpenContrail web interface as well as the default username and password for the sandbox, directly from this section.

  • Pricing is based on the entire resources used by the engineering sandboxes and solution showcase pods. It is driven by 3 factors:

    1.Scale of the SDN/NFV/OpenStack solution (number of nodes).
    2.Complexity of the Networking Solution.
    3.Optimization criteria: cost (Virtual instances) or performance (Bare Metal).
    SDCloud users are required to provide the following information on these 3 factors:

    Size of the SDN/NFV/OpenStack solution

    Aggregated resources of all VMs or each VM in the solution separately.
    Number of nodes within the solution.

    Choose the complexity tier of the networking of your solution.

    ADVANCED TIER – Simple networking.
    ENTERPRISE TIER – Advanced networking features.

    Optimization criteria. When a solution instance is deployed, users can optimize on either cost or performance

    COST OPTIMIZATION – Criterion Networks auto-picks underlying cloud based on virtual instances for lower prices.
    PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION – Choose AWS, Google, cloud regions which include virtual and bare metal instances.

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