Agilio OVS Software, combined with Agilio SmartNICs, significantly improves server-based networking performance and restores valuable CPU cores by offloading Open vSwitch (OVS) and Linux networking functions to Netronome’s family of SmartNICs. The Agilio solution is a drop-in accelerator for OVS with seamless integration, making it compatible with existing network tools and controllers. This, combined with XVIO, now brings the same performance to VirtIO-based VM workloads.
Use cases for Agilio include compute nodes for IaaS or SaaS, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and non-virtualized service nodes, among others. In these use cases, it is common to have a large number of network overlays and/or security policies that are enforced on the server - potentially several thousands of policies per VM. Agilio provides the ability to support very high flow and policy capacities without degradation in performance.