OpenStack cloud orchestration promises scalable, cost-effective private/hybrid clouds. However, OpenStack networking using Open vSwitch or Contrail vRouter Software imposes a significant CPU consumption and VM performance tax.
Agilio SmartNICs with Agilio software implement the entire compute node networking datapath in hardware. Packets are delivered to VMs using SR-IOV, DPDK and Express Virtio (XVIO). The Netronome solution enables OpenStack to preserve automation of VM provisioning, startup, and shutdown while accelerating sophisticated networking and security services to VMs.