The BlueField family of products is a highly integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC), optimized for NVMe storage systems, NFV, security systems, & embedded appliances. BlueField SmartNIC programmable network adapter card combines ARM processing power with advanced network offloads to accelerate a multitude of security, networking and storage applications, delivering world-leading performance, flexibility and efficiency.
|Category||NFVI Data Center Hardware Platform|
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
Using the BlueField SmartNIC for NFVi, the control and data planes of infrastructure (networking, storage, and security) are fully implemented in the smart network adapter and enables the host to focus solely on NFV processing.
The BlueField SmartNIC adapter enables a more efficient use of compute resources, now dedicated to run applications rather than focus on networking or security processing, therefore supporting the growing demand for bandwidth per host. This software-defined adapter ensures ultimate flexibility by adapting to future protocols and features through simple software update.
|Top Use Cases||
|Linux Container Integration||
|Industry Standards Participation||Open vSwitch|