NoviSwitch High-Performance Programmable Forwarding Planes for Cloud Providers
The world-wide-web, cloud computing, the move to virtualization, and the massive shift of society to an always-connected lifestyle have placed many challenging demands on cloud providers around the world. Vertically integrated network architectures built from interconnected black-boxes simply could not keep up with the pace of change, and costs were rising way faster than the revenues. The industry responded by engaging in a re-examination of the global how networking is done, resulting in the conception and delivery of Software Defined Networking, a far more flexible, responsive and scalable way to build networks based on a fully programmable packet processing pipeline.
However, most networking infrastructure was built using network ASICs that were never designed to be programmable in the way SDN required. The quick fix was to push these tasks down to v-switch software running in each server, significantly depleting the number of cores available for revenue generating activities. This has reduced the business value of SDN and slowed market uptake of this technology.
At NoviFlow we believe in genuine SDN and in the true expression of the fully programmable forwarding plane. This is why we have designed our SDN products not around traditional ASICs or general computing platforms, but rather on high-performance Network Processors, the same ones found at the heart of high-end routers network appliances in almost every datacenter. Our NoviSwitch forwarding planes offer a fully programmable forwarding plane, the table capacity for handling millions of flows, with the traffic handling throughput and scalability for even the most demanding Cloud and virtualized applications. NoviFlow's solutions were designed from the inside out to offer the highest level of performance and reliability, and offer both the management support expected by network engineers as well advanced features that enable our customers to make full usage of the SDN and programmable networks.
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