SmartNIC

Server-based networking can be implemented in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) server-based compute nodes and service nodes. These server-based networking nodes are typically managed using SDN Controllers and Cloud Orchestration software. The Netronome® Agilio® CX family of SmartNICs fully and transparently offloads the entire virtual switch datapath processing for networking functions such as overlays, security, load balancing and telemetry, enabling compute servers used for server-based networking to deliver at their full potential.

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Illustration of server-based networking
Illustration of server-based networking

Server-based networking can be implemented in COTS server-based compute nodes and service nodes. These server-based networking nodes are typically managed using SDN Controllers and Cloud Orchestration software. The Agilio LX family of SmartNICs are specifically designed for virtualized and non-virtualized x86 server-based service nodes and WAN Gateways. The solution delivers significant scaling and efficiencies for networking functions used in mobile core (e.g., vEPC), security (e.g., IDS/IPS, NGFW, DDoS), load balancing and gateway (VXLAN, MPLS-VLAN/VXLAN) applications.

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Netronome® Appliance Adapters (NFE-3240) are designed for networking and security appliances that require high-performance flow processing for network-port-to-network-port traffic. These PCIe adapters are ideal for use with x86-based appliances. Available in 2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 6-port Gigabit Ethernet options, the NFE-3240 SmartNICs provide up to 20Gb/s of line-rate programmable packet and flow processing per card.

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