Netronome Agilio CX SmartNIC
Server-based networking enables flexibility and rapid innovation by leveraging the networking software used in servers. Netronome’s SmartNICs transparently offload and accelerate networking functions with capabilities such as virtual switching, virtual routing, connection tracking and virtual network functions, and Linux firewall bringing the efficiencies of mega-scale data centers to businesses of all sizes. The Agilio CX 10GbE, 25GbE and 40GbE SmartNIC platforms fully and transparently offload virtual switch and router datapath processing for networking functions such as overlays, security, load balancing and telemetry, enabling compute servers used for server-based networking and cloud computing to save critical CPU cores for application processing while delivering significantly higher performance. Netronome Agilio CX platform features standard low-profile PCIe SmartNICs and software, designed for general-purpose x86 commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) rack servers, fitting needed operating system, power and form factor requirements. 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 such as security (e.g., IDS/IPS, NGFW, DDoS), load balancing and gateway applications.