The new LiquidIO Server Adapter family from Cavium, Inc., enables data centers to rapidly deploy high performance SDN applications for both installed and new infrastructure while enhancing server utilization, response times, and network agility. The LiquidIO Server Adapters are designed for deployment by cloud service providers, enterprises, and private data centers worldwide.
This new family of adapters includes LiquidIO Server Adapter 210Sv with two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports and the 110Sv with one 10 Gigabit Ethernet port. This product family provides a proven, high-performance, programmable adapter platform for cloud service providers. It is offered in a standard server compliant half-height PCI Express form-factor and is supported by a feature rich Software Development Kit (SDK). This SDK allows customers and partners to develop high performance SDN applications with packet processing, tunneling, QoS, security and metering. The adapter family provides out-of-the-box 10 Gbps OVS, Open Flow, VXLAN and NVGRE tunneling protocol performance.
The LiquidIO adapter family has been tested against several commonly used Controllers including Floodlight and NOX. Customers also have the added advantage of being able to run L4-L7 networking & security services on this platform.