Netronome Agilio CX 10, 25 & 40GbE SmartNICs transparently offload and accelerate NFVi layer processing functions such as Open vSwitch, Contrail vRouter, and Linux connection tracking, for example. Agilio CX SmartNICs are ideal for hardware acceleration and offload of OpenStack cloud networking and NFV applications in telecom service provider networks. Agilio CX SmartNICs simplify operational complexity while yielding an improvement of 3-5x in overall TCO for typical NFV workloads.
|Category||NFVI Data Center Hardware Platforms|
Netronome Agilio CX 10/25/40GbE SmartNIC platforms fully and transparently offload virtual switch and router datapath processing for networking functions enabling compute servers used for NFV and cloud computing to save critical CPU cores for application processing while delivering significantly higher performance. The Agilio CX platform features standard low-profile PCIe SmartNICs and software, designed for x86 COTS rack servers, fitting needed OS, power and form factor requirements.
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Netronome has publicly announced engagements with partners and OEMs such as Juniper Networks, Affirmed Networks, Ericsson, Nokia/Nuage Networks, Red Hat, and Mirantis. There are many telecom service providers and end users who have deployed, or are planning to deploy, Agilio SmartNICs as part of their NFV solutions, but these have not been publically announced yet.
|Key Customers||Cisco, Juniper, Ericsson, Nokia|
|Industry Standards Participation||Open Compute Project (OCP), ETSI NFV ISG, OpenStack Foundation and OPNFV|
|Linux Foundation Projects||CORD, IO Visor, OpenDaylight and OVS|
|Linux Container Support||Container-based networking will become increasingly important as we move toward 5G and IoT. The Agilio SmartNIC solution supports container-based networking enabling 1,000s of containers per server while providing NFVi acceleration and VM offload.|