Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) today introduced Software Defined Networking
(SDN) to its line of x86-based
Network Application Platforms and High
Performance Carrier Grade Servers with Netronome NFE-3240 FlowNICs.
Advantech's High Performance Servers are highly configurable platforms
designed to balance the best in x86 server-class processing performance
with maximum I/O and offload density. Netronome's PCIe FlowNICs provide
6x 1G or 2x 10G Ethernet connectivity to Openflow 1.3 controllers, which
enable Advantech's Carrier Grade and Optimized I/O servers to be
deployed at the intelligent edge of Software Defined Networks.
In today's enterprise, telecom and data center infrastructure, the
intelligent edge is comprised of standard servers that are responsible
for hosting applications, network and security services while
simultaneously directing traffic among virtual machines across a
sophisticated overlay network. By offloading these networking functions
to the Netronome programmable FlowNIC, Advantech servers solve the
scalability challenges of virtual switching at the intelligent edge
while offering more valuable x86 CPU cycles to run applications. This
configuration makes Advantech systems well positioned for use as SDN
middleboxes, SDN gateways and NFV appliances.
"The combination of Netronome's Flow Processors and SDN software
accelerates the network inside Advantech's x86-based server platforms
enabling customers to scale Open vSwitch instantiations to the highest
data raes possible within a single server," said Peter Marek, senior
director x86 solutions, Advantech Networks & Communications Group. "This
solution offers the most efficient use of processing resources to
developers of virtualized networking functions by minimizing the effects
on latency, throughput and processing overhead."
Netronome's NFE-3240 FlowNICs support the Open Networking Foundation's
specification for Openflow 1.0 - 1.3, the widely recognized standard for
SDN. "Netronome has always been heavily involved in the ONF standards
organizations," said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president and general
manager of Netronome. "Seeing Openflow FlowNICs available in high
performance, customizable COTS servers from a leading provider like
Advantech is strong validation that the technology is not just for
Netronome software includes Linux and DPDK drivers for easy integration
into x86 designs. Solution stacks are available for cyber security,
network analytics, and other Linux-based applications
Advantech is demonstrating Netronome's NFE-3240 PCIe cards in its CGS-6000
High Performance Server and FWA-3210A
network appliance in their booth at Interop, Las Vegas April 1-3, 2014.
Highly optimized, next generation appliance and server designs which
leverage Netronome's NFP-6000 series of flow processors are under
development for introduction later this year.
Netronome is the leading developer of high-performance networking
solutions for cloud, data center, service provider and enterprise
communications products. Netronome's flow processing solutions increase
the performance of virtualized servers by offloading compute-intensive
workloads such as network virtualization, security, flow classification,
content processing, deep packet inspection and dynamic load balancing.
Netronome's products are used by networking OEMs, ODMs worldwide and
include FlowProcessors, FlowNICs and FlowKit software. Netronome's
processors are supported by comprehensive tools and a broad ecosystem of
premier partners. Netronome's products are developed in labs in Santa
Clara, CA, Boxborough, MA and Pittsburgh, PA. To learn more about
Netronome and its products, please visit www.netronome.com.
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative
products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system
integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services,
embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. Our
mission is to enable an intelligent planet with embedded computing
products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working
and living. With Advantech, there's no limit to the applications and
innovations our products make possible.
For Telecom and Networking markets, Advantech provides mission-critical
hardware to the leading telecom and networking equipment manufacturers.
Advantech's standard and customized products are embedded in OEM
equipment that the world's communications infrastructure depends upon.
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