“Virtual switches have become an integral part of data center networking, however performance becomes a significant impediment at 10Gb/s and higher data rates. Netronome Agilio CX SmartNICs save significant CPU cycles while improving performance for server-based networking features such as virtual tunnel end points and policies per VM or tenant, enabling higher service levels at lower cost.”
“Ericsson’s Cloud SDN Platform based on OpenDaylight, leverages open source technologies such as Open vSwitch and OpenStack to provide a flexible and scalable networking framework for deploying IT and NFV services. Integration of the Netronome Agilio SmartNIC and software solution into the Ericsson Cloud SDN solution results in up to five times more output per server rack, helping lower overall dollar per compute resource in the data center infrastructure.”
“Programmable networking data path implementation in hardware can enable differentiated performance and service levels on a per NFV application or per customer basis. The P4 data path programming language, as supported by Netronome’s Agilio CX SmartNICs and related development tools, is simple and hardware agnostic, allowing for rapid and future-proofed networking datapath innovation.”
“The Juniper Networks Contrail vRouter, one of the key components of the Contrail SDN solution, is ideal for orchestrating and automating cloud networks. The Contrail vRouter and its ability to provide highly scalable secure virtual networks, combined with SmartNICs such as Netronome’s Agilio CX, allows the acceleration of a broad set of networking functions and the ability to evolve rapidly with changing needs.”
“Zero-trust security implemented using OpenStack security groups fills many holes in traditional perimeter-based firewalling exacerbated by increasing east-west traffic. The integration of the Agilio CX 25GbE and Linux Firewall platform with Mirantis OpenStack solves this multi-dimensional challenge by improving performance, scale and economies for both east-west traffic and servers implementing zero- trust security.”
“Increasing traffic and an explosion in the number of VMs has led many companies to want to firewall their infrastructure on a per-VM basis. By offloading Linux firewall functionality onto the Agilio CX adapter, Netronome allows companies to enable stateful firewalls for each VM without overloading server CPUs.”
- Abhi Dugar, research director, cloud infrastructure semiconductors and IoT security at IDC.