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Netronome to Demonstrate Network Virtualization Acceleration Techniques at VMworld

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SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Netronome, the leading provider of data plane processing solutions for software-defined networks (SDN), today announced that the company will be demonstrating an innovative workload specific processing architecture that shows a 10x improvement over software only techniques specific to virtualizing network architectures at WMworld 2014. The demonstrations will include hardware-based tunnel termination and switching for a variety of packet encapsulations, VTEP (VXLAN tunnel endpoint) termination, NFV service insertion for a range of cyber security and network analytics applications all under SDN control.

Ideal for OVS-based virtualized networks, Netronome’s FlowNICs in standard high-volume servers significantly enhance the performance of overlay networks and virtualized network functions in SDN designs. The products demonstrated will include a suite of FlowNIC™ PCIe Gen3 cards based on their NFP-6xxx flow processors that scale up to 200 Gbps, along with a new FlowEnvironment software package that provides standards-based APIs and configuration protocols for virtual switch offload and acceleration. Netronome’s programmable FlowNICs are designed for acceleration of Open vSwitch, OpenFlow, packet classification and filtering, stateful flow analysis, deep packet inspection, flow-based load balancing, security processing and traditional switching and routing.

“Open vSwitch has become the centerpiece of technologies used to tightly couple network virtualization with operating system virtualization,” says Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of marketing at Netronome. “Our ability to move OVS data plane processing out of software and into processors specifically designed for handling flows allows network operators to scale cloud data center architectures and transform network economics by removing performance bottlenecks.”

VMworld 2014 brings together thought leaders, subject matter experts, and IT professionals to immerse themselves in the latest in virtualization and cloud technology. The conference offers technical and content-rich sessions and labs covering the latest in virtualization innovations in the data center for storage, networking, security, management, workforce mobility and hybrid cloud services. Netronome will offer demonstrations in booth number 2524.

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About Netronome

Netronome is the leading developer of high-performance networking solutions for cloud, data center, service provider and enterprise communications products. Netronome’s flow processing solutions increase the performance of virtualized servers by offloading compute-intensive workloads such as network virtualization, security, flow classification, content processing, deep packet inspection and dynamic load balancing. Netronome’s products are used by networking OEMs, ODMs worldwide and include FlowProcessors, FlowNICs and FlowKit software. Netronome’s processors are supported by comprehensive tools and a broad ecosystem of premier partners. Netronome’s products are developed in labs in Santa Clara, CA, Boxborough, MA and Pittsburgh, PA. To learn more about Netronome and its products, please visit

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