The solution targets cloud networking in the form of public and private clouds, Infrastructure as a Service (Iaas), and virtual private clouds (VPCs) as well as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in service provider networks where it is common to have a large number of network overlays and/or security policies that are enforced on the compute node.
Netronome Agilio SmartNICs and Agilio vRouter software track the features of Open Contrail, which are continuously evolving and include server-based networking functions such as flexible match-action forwarding and network overlay control with tunneling protocols including MPLS over UDP/GRE and VXLAN. The solution supports acceleration via an exact match flow cache for Ethernet and IPv4/v6 traffic for L2/L3 overlays all under complete configuration control via Contrail Networking. Also supported are DPDPK, SR-IOV, and Netronome’s Express Virtio (XVIO) which provides hardware independence and VM mobility. The solution enables high-performance functions such as L2/L3 forwarding, network virtualization, security, load balancing and analytics. For additional information, please see the Agilio vRouter Software product brief.