With the increasing sprawl of VMs and containers, growing numbers of data centers are adopting server-based networking. But the low forwarding rate of the software-based data plane makes it difficult to implement many network functions virtualization (NFV) applications with a reasonable amount of server resources. An upcoming DemoFriday will look at how intelligent server adapters can reduce the number of servers needed and achieve up to 5X lower TCO for NFV and SDN applications.
The June 3rd DemoFriday with Netronome and Ericsson will highlight Netronome’s Agilio platform, an intelligent server adapter that offloads and accelerates the software virtual switch data plane layer to free up server CPU resources. Under the typical architecture based on software and server CPU cores, VM workloads often are starved for network bandwidth and become limited in density per server. In addition, software-based virtual switches can become a bottleneck, starving NFV applications and limiting performance.
The demo will highlight how Agilio combines software and hardware to transparently offload the entire virtual switch data path processing for networking functions. Netronome Vice President Nick Tausanovitch and SDN Strategic Product Manager Patrick Jestin of Ericsson will show how improved virtual switching performance by 5X using the OpenDaylight Controller and Open vSwitch (OVS), Ericsson Cloud SDN, and Netronome Agilio-CX.
Netronome says Agilio can improve operator TCO by up to 80 percent by offloading OVS data path processing for networking functions such as overlays, security, load-balancing, and telemetry from server CPU cores. The approach clears servers to run more NFV applications, significantly improving the throughput of SDN and NFV applications. Coupled with open software, Agilio-CX’s transparent offload approach also maintains maximum feature flexibility and innovation. The result: more services revenue per server and lower compute infrastructure TCO.
Join us on June 3rd at 10:00am PT for the DemoFriday with Netronome and Ericsson and learn how intelligent server adapters enable compute servers to deliver at their full potential, paving the way for true innovation and business benefits.