NoviFlow Announces NoviSwitch 2116 Mid-Range Switch for SDN and NFV
New switch provides 160 Gbps of SDN throughput and the industry’s most complete OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4 implementation for entry-level and mid-range SDN applications
NoviFlow today announced the NoviSwitch 2116. The new switch extends NoviFlow’s line of feature-rich OpenFlow data plane solutions to include a 16 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet port configuration, ideal for entry and mid-level deployments of Software Defined Networking (SDN). The NoviSwitch 2116 implements OpenFlow 1.3/1.4 on the EZchip NP-5 network processor, offering a total throughput of up to 160 Gbps (160 Gbps in and 160 Gbps out), up to 15,600 flow-entries in TCAM, and up to 3 million exact-match flow entries in DRAM. NoviSwitch 2116 also features a powerful Intel Core i5-4402E dual-core 1.6GHz host CPU with the processing capacity to deliver up to 3,200 flow-mods/second.
According to Dominique Jodoin, President and CEO of NoviFlow: “The NoviSwitch 2116 extends NoviFlow’s NoviSwitch line by providing the same rich OpenFlow feature-set and extensive SDN capabilities as our higher density switches, but at a price-point better suited for entry and mid-level deployments, and SDN applications that do not require very large wildcard based flow handling capabilities.”