Improved Networking Through Extreme Technology with Solarflare.

 

Solarflare is a technology company who pride themselves in providing cutting edge extreme performance network interface cards (NICs), highly efficient software, and comprehensive networking solutions.

Improved Networking Through Extreme Technology with Solarflare.

 

Solarflare is a technology company who pride themselves in providing cutting edge extreme performance network interface cards (NICs), highly efficient software, and comprehensive networking solutions.

Solarflare XtremeScale technology enables customers to reach the limits of the networks performance from bandwidth to latency. While also securing, and enabling the ultra-scalability required for today’s containerized workloads.

All of this is made possible by what we call Software Defined NICs, the capability for an application at run time to leverage one or more different NIC firmware modules

Ultra High Bandwidth

A network interface card (NIC) moves data back and forth between the host CPU complex and the network, but the similarities between Solarflare NICs and others ends there. Solarflare’s XtremeScale X1 NIC cards have several methods for offload the overhead required in moving packets between the CPUs and the network.

Ultra Low Latency

Latency is the time one waits for a task to complete. Ultra-low latency is reducing that wait time down to the limits physics imposes on the execution of the task. Solarflare has several patents on technologies we’ve developed to dramatically reduce network latency in both hardware, and software.

Ultra Scale

Solarflare XtremeScale X1 family of network interface cards (NICs) internally support 2,048 virtual NICs (vNICs). Typically, these are used to accelerate network applications by mapping an application’s network flow to a specific vNIC. This dramatically improves the network performance of Virtual Machines and Containers.

Software Defined

Firmware is the name given to the software that is loaded directly into a network interface card (NIC). Firmware executes in place within the XtremeScale X1 processor, and unlike normal NIC card Firmware, Solarflare’s Firmware has several built-in execution modes. These modes enable a Solarflare NIC to be far more flexible than competing products.

Hardware Security

One of the key hardware features of Solarflare’s XtremeScale X1 family of network interface cards (NICs) is its built in ServerLock hardware firewall. With ServerLock all traffic entering and leaving every IP address hosted on a NIC is filtered. Administrators can secure their servers while also leveraging ServerLock to enable application segmentation.

Packet Telemetry

In this context telemetry is remotely collecting data on a given network packet. That data can be where a given packet was at a specific point in time along with the abstracted metadata that represents the network flow the data belongs to.

 

Introducing XtremeScale X2 Series NICs

 

Introducing XtremeScale X2 Series NICs

 

Built with the all new Solarflare X2 Ethernet controller ASIC, the X2 Series is a family of powerful, intelligent, 10/25/40/50/100GbE NICs in PCIe and OCP form-factors. Customers and developers, contact us for information about where you can obtain X2 NICs.

 

XtremeScale X2522 Family
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X2522 / X2522-PLUS X2522-25G / X2522-25G-PLUS
10GbE 10/25GbE
Dual Port Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2 Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x8 PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP28 SFP28
PLUS SKU include Onload, TCP Direct, and PTP; X2522 SKU includes ScaleOut Onload
XtremeScale X2522 Family
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X2552 / X2552-PLUS
10/25GbE
Dual Port
OCP v2.0
PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP28
PLUS SKU include Onload, TCP Direct, and PTP; X2552 SKU includes ScaleOut Onload
XtremeScale X2522 Family
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X2541
10/25/40/50/100GbE
Single Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x16
QSFP28
Includes ScaleOut Onload

Designed for Neural-Class Data Centers

 

Driven by the needs of global cloud applications, the data center industry is undergoing an epic migration to a software-defined, scale-out architecture with computing distributed among dozens to thousands of cores.

XtremeScale X2 Series NICs from Solarflare are designed to efficiently support these sprawling environments with a suite of APIs; ultra-scale connectivity to thousands of vNICs; micro-segmented security; line-speed packet and flow telemetry; support for NVMe fabrics over TCP; and acceleration for bare-metal, VM and container workloads.

Designed for Neural-Class Data Centers

 

Driven by the needs of global cloud applications, the data center industry is undergoing an epic migration to a software-defined, scale-out architecture with computing distributed among dozens to thousands of cores.

XtremeScale X2 Series NICs from Solarflare are designed to efficiently support these sprawling environments with a suite of APIs; ultra-scale connectivity to thousands of vNICs; micro-segmented security; line-speed packet and flow telemetry; support for NVMe fabrics over TCP; and acceleration for bare-metal, VM and container workloads.

 

XtremeScale 8000 Series 10/40GbE NICs

 

XtremeScale 8000 Series 10/40GbE NICs

 

In ultra-scale environments we can’t be content with network adapters that simply connect servers to networks. Server level security, VM level network telemetry, and application acceleration are issues that network adapters need to address at scale. Look to Solarflare’s XtremeScale 8000 series adapters to address your data center needs with market-leading features such as:

 

  •  Bandwidth up to 40Gbps
  •  Latencies below 1usec
  •  XtremePacket Engine provides 1000s of flows/virtual NICs per adapter
  •  APIs to software defined the adapter enabling a wide range of capabilities
  •  UKB enables extreme application acceleration
  •  Telemetry for packet capture, monitoring and analysis
  •  NIC-level security through packet filtering and secure server lockdown

 

SFN8542
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40GbE
Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x16
QSFP+
Includes ScaleOut Onload and DPDK Acceleration
SFN8542-PLUS
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40GbE
Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x16
QSFP+
Includes Onload and TCPDirect Acceleration, PTP Synchronization
SFN8522
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10GbE
Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP+
Includes ScaleOut Onload and DPDK Acceleration
SFN8522M
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10GbE
Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP+
Includes ScaleOut Onload and DPDK Acceleration
SFN8522-ONLOAD
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10GbE
Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP+
Includes Onload and DPDK Acceleration Fabric Services
SFN8522PLUS
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10GbE
Dual Port
Low Profile, MD2
PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP+
Includes Onload and TCPDirect Acceleration, PTP Synchronization
SFN8722
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10GbE
Dual Port
OCP v2.0
PCIe 3.1 x8
SFP+
Includes ScaleOut Onload and DPDK Acceleration

 

The 1st Platform for NIC Fabric Services

 

The advent of XtremeScale-class NICs marks a technology inflection point after which general-purpose NICs will be evaluated and selected based on their ability to host micro-segmented network services such as acceleration, security and telemetry in a NIC fabric.

IT Brand Pulse searched for competitive offerings, contacted both vendors and IT pros, and validated that with the general availability of XtremeScale NICs, Solarflare is first to ship a production-ready version of a Commercial Platform for NIC Fabric Services.

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