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NoviFlow High-Performance Programmable Forwarding Planes for Network Scaling and Acceleration


Today, almost everything runs on applications. Massive amounts of data, multimedia usage and the advent of cloud computing have challenged data networks with unprecedented demands. Data centers thus became difficult and expensive to manage. As technology rapidly advances and personal devices become ever more powerful, network providers must keep up with the pace.


As a result, companies on the cutting edge of technology sought out new alternatives. Software Defined Networking (SDN) makes it possible to optimize networks on the fly and to quickly reallocate resources in reaction to changes in network usage. SDN has proven to be one of the most efficient and responsive solutions and has been implemented using OpenFlow, an open industry standard for SDN systems. However, early deployments showed that traditional ASIC-based network equipment cannot support SDN’s full capabilities, limiting potential benefits. At the same time, vSwitches on X86-based devices provided access to the full SDN feature set, but with limited switching throughput, leading to a rapid escalation in equipment costs and limited application scalability with even the highest performance processor cores.


Programmable Forwarding Plane technology is a perfect fit for the software-driven large-scale Data Center, and NoviFlow’s high-performance, solutions provide the programmability, features and performance to leverage SDN to get the most out of Cloud and Hyperscale data centers. At NoviFlow we believe in the fully programmable forwarding plane, which is why we have designed our networking solutions – NoviMapper, NoviBroker and NoviAnalytics – to leverage high-performance P4 based networking white-box switches. NoviFlow’s forwarding plane solutions offer the 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 programmable networks.

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  • Programmable multi-table pipeline, delivered on COTS white-box switching hardware with Multi-Terabit per second capacity
  • Integrates key networking functions such as load balancing, service chaining, and packet brokering directly in the network fabric
  • L2-L7 (incl. data payload) filtering and forwarding
  • VxLAN/L2GRE/L2MPLS/GTP Tunnels
  • API to inject, manage and monitor actions
  • Routing, tunneling, monitoring, dynamic tapping, security filtering and mitigation, metering, load balancing, time stamping and other flow-handling at line-rate as part of network fabric
  • Rich set of O&M features for easy installation, configuration and management
  • Multiple port configurations available optimized for Access, Aggregation and ToR usage
  • Line-rate performance, fast table updates and easy centralized provisioning and control
  • Value-Added services executed in the network fabric, replacing dedicated appliances and thus reducing cost.
  • Capacity increase through unique scale-out architecture
  • Modular scalability from small to hyperscale installations
  • Simplifies deployment of NFV, cloud and multi-tenant services
  • Reduced installation and support costs via remote configuration and upgrades
  • Future Proof
  • Field upgradable as standard evolves via software field-upgrade
  • Flexibility to add/remove meta-data information in NSH
  • NO vendor lock-in as all components delivered on commercial off-the-shelf hardware.

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