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Cavium to Showcase Highly Optimized Platforms for OpenStack Deployments at OpenStack Summit 2016

Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will showcase highly optimized platforms enabling OpenStack deployments based on Cavium's award-winning ThunderX, LiquidIO and FastLinQ Ethernet adapter product lines during OpenStack Summit being held in Barcelona Spain October 25 - 28.

OpenStack is the most widely deployed open source software for building clouds. Enterprises use OpenStack to support rapid deployment of new products, reduce costs and improve internal systems. Service providers use OpenStack to give customers reliable, easily accessible cloud infrastructure resources, supporting technologies including VMs, bare metal and containers.

Cavium's ThunderX ARMv8 based workload optimized processor integrates key capabilities that are critical for the most demanding Public and Private Cloud workloads. The OpenStack cloud infrastructure enables end users to fully utilize ThunderX features for critical workloads such as cloud storage with CEPH, Apache Hadoop for Big Data Analytics, distributed data bases such as MySQL and Cassandra and secure web serving with NGINX. ThunderX is also optimized for networking specific workloads such as Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Load-Balancing for Telco applications.

Cavium's LiquidIO II Intelligent Server adapters fully support and seamlessly integrate OpenStack software value-add functionality for application acceleration, network configuration and provisioning, security, and isolation in multi-tenant compute clusters. LiquidIO Open Virtual Switch (OVS) offload enables various Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and security features as a workload specific Virtual Network Function (VNF) or as a Service Function Chain (SFC) with seamless configuration and provisioning using OpenStack platform.

Cavium QLogic FastLinQ 45000 Series comprise the next generation of Ethernet adapters with the capability to support 10/25/40/50/100GbE while delivering a broad set of protocols, features, speeds and capabilities, including Universal RDMA, and stateless offloads for server and network virtualization. FastLinQ Ethernet Adapters are integrated with common OpenStack deployment and orchestration frameworks like Mirantis FUEL which enables OpenStack cloud deployments and operations to be simplified and accelerated.

Cavium will showcase the following ThunderX, LiquidIO and FastLinQ product lines in booth B36:

ThunderX: 64-bit ARMv8 based SoC family of workload optimized processors with a range of SKUs and form factors optimized for hyperscale data centers targeting cloud computing and NFV, which include volume compute, storage, secure compute and networking specific workloads. - Software Ecosystem partners supporting ThunderX including Canonical, and SUSE

LiquidIO: 10/25/40GbE Intelligent Server and network appliance adapters accelerating network performance for SDN and NFV application by offloading Open vSwitch and standard Overlay tunnel protocols with OpenStack API services and plugins. Cloud data centers benefit with additional high performance security and storage offloads including IPsec protocol acceleration with the highest performance and low CPU utilization.

QLogic FastLinQ: 10/25/40/50/100GbE Ethernet adapters that accelerate the deployment of OpenStack by delivering the ability to orchestrate and manage an OpenStack deployment with technologies like the Plug-in for Mirantis® Fuel for automatic SR-IOV configuration, QConvergeConsole (QCC) for OpenStack physical and logical topology maps and ability to deliver QoS for network functions.

Published Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:56 AM by David Marshall
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