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||NFVI Data Center Hardware Platform|
|Relevancy to NFVI/VIM||
The Agilio SmartNIC solution boosts NFVi efficiency by enabling each server to deliver up to 6X more output per server per dollar spent while maintaining complete vendor independence & mobility of VMs & VNFs that service next generation applications.
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.
|Top Use Cases||
|Linux Container Integration||
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.
|Industry Standards Participation||ETSI NFV ISG, Linux Foundation (LFN, OPNFV, etc.), Open Compute Project (OCP) and OpenStack Foundation|
|Linux Foundation Projects Supported||LFN (CORD, DPDK, FD.io, FRR, IOVisor, ONAP, ONOS, OpenDaylight, Open Security Controller, OpenSwitch, OPNFV, OVS, PNDA, SNAS.io)|
|Key Customers||Cisco, Dell, Juniper, Ericsson, Symantec|
|Key Partners||Qualcomm, Red Hat, QCT, Nuage, Mirantis|