Marvell announced its 400 Gb/s silicon for edge data centers, Netronome unveiled new SmartNICs for hyperscalers, and Stordis launched two bare-metal switches powered by programmable Barefoot Tofino ASICs.
First came the disaggregation of software from hardware. Now comes the disaggregation of functions on a chip.
The networking-focused hardware is built for the Open19 Foundation infrastructure platform.
By making switching smarter, operators can lower latency and increase bandwidth.
In this interview, Niel Viljoen, CEO and founder of Netronome, discusses the new networking requirement in the data center, the failure of Moore’s Law, and a new wave of computing that he believes represents the future.
Netronome NICs free up CPU for virtual network functions.
Cisco Jasper completes NB-IoT trials; Verizon picks CENX for visibility tools.
The growth of the P4 community is aiding Barefoot Networks.
Amazon Web Services illustrates the growing importance of offloading network services from servers using NICs.
Advanced networking technologies for OpenStack could optimize the cloud environment for service providers – as well as enterprise.
As NFV efforts shift away from physical network appliances, the use of NFV coprocessors will be key to averting software and hardware bottlenecks.
The data center is driving toward a more software-centric security model and security performance in NFV will be key.
Hardware acceleration can boost adoption of network function virtualization (NFV) technology by providing a more powerful platform.
The combination of new network hardware acceleration techniques and SDN is driving a new era of networking.
The P4 language is one of several new chip technologies emerging to boost performance in NFV and bring it up to the high standards of service provider networks.