Netronome Agilio CX 10, 25 and 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||Data Center Interconnect (DCI)|
|Applicable Verticals||Cloud Service Providers, Communication Service Providers (Telcos) and Financials|
|NG Data Center Networking Relevancy||
Netronome Agilio fully programmable and upgradable SmartNICs enable server-based networking and SDN. Operators can use open platforms (OVS, Contrail vRouter, eBPF) to easily deploy new network functions and high performance networking.
Netronome Agilio CX SmartNICs deliver unmatched price/performance and scalability for compute and service node applications. Agilio fully-programmable, sub-25W SmartNICs provide higher throughput at significantly lower TCO than the competition. Netronome enables businesses of all sizes to dramatically increase the efficiency of their data center compute infrastructure while preserving standard cloud configuration and automation tools.
|Areas of Deployment||Intra-Datacenter|
|Orchestration Integration Details||
Netronome Agilio SmartNICs transparently integrate with OpenStack to offload and accelerate server-based networking.
|Open Compute Project (OCP) Support||Yes|
|Supported OCP Initiatives||Networking and Server|
|Linux Foundation (LF) Support||Yes|
|Supported Linux Foundation Initiatives||LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io)|
|Key Customers||Cisco, Symantec, Juniper|
The Agilio platform is the first software and hardware-based solution designed from the ground up to completely and transparently offload server-based networking datapaths such as Open vSwitch (OVS). Agilio OVS Software and Agilio SmartNICs significantly improve server-based networking performance and restore valuable CPU cores by offloading OVS and Linux networking functions. The Agilio solution is a drop-in accelerator for OVS with seamless integration, making it compatible with existing network tools and controllers. Enhanced Virtio brings SR-IOV-like performance to Virtio-based workloads. Agilio vRouter Software offloads the vRouter datapath and improves the vRouter data plane performance by up to 5X.
|Container and VM Support||
Agilio CX SmartNICs provide greater network bandwidth and functionality enabling virtual machines to run faster and be deployed more densely throughout the data center. Workloads are no longer bandwidth limited nor throttled by a lack of CPU resources which have been traditionally dedicated to supporting network traffic.
Agilio CX SmartNICs have a simple and effective volume pricing model. Customers purchase the SmartNIC, drivers are available upstream, and additional support can be purchased for both hardware and software.
|Performance and Scalability||
Netronome Agilio SmartNICs provide performance at 10, 25, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet with only one CPU core being utilized for server networking. We have measured up to 4X throughput and better latency performance compared to server-based networking.