Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Cavium’s LiquidSecurity® HSM Enables Hybrid Cloud Users to Synchronize Keys Between AWS CloudHSM and Private Clouds

Scale Applications and Backup Keys Between AWS CloudHSM & Private Cloud
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17, 2018 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, today announced that its LiquidSecurity 140-2 Level 3 FIPS certified appliance enables seamless key backup and application scaling with AWS CloudHSM FIPS 140-2 Level 3 service. Customers can deploy LiquidSecurity HSMs on-premises or in a private data center, create a backup from a managed HSM instance in the cloud, and restore the backup to their on-premises HSM. While the cloud vendor can take backups of customer HSMs, enterprises with escrow needs will benefit from the ability to securely transfer and retain access to their keys within a FIPS boundary. Customers can also utilize this feature to scale in a hybrid cloud environment.

Cavum’s LiquidSecurity HSM family provides high-performance FIPS 140-2 level 3 HSMs that are run-time partitioned for elastic use on the cloud. It addresses high performance, key management and administration requirements for symmetric and asymmetric keys. It also addresses elastic performance per virtual/network domain for cloud environments, allowing enterprises to migrate on-premises workloads subject to compliance regulations or with stringent security requirements to the cloud. Examples include SaaS applications, e-commerce payment systems and Enterprise, Banking and Government security applications. SaaS applications which rely on this product family include Key Management as-a-Service, Database as-a-Service, Crypto as-a-Service, Secure DNS, Virtual Private Clouds, and payment systems.

Market Dynamics for Cloud Transaction Security
Cavium has observed two major trends driving the requirements for FIPS-based transaction security in cloud data centers. First, e-commerce, healthcare and government applications, which traditionally used FIPS-level security in private data centers, are migrating to a virtualized/SDN-capable, multi-domain cloud infrastructure. They need a secure and elastic FIPS solution as they migrate to the cloud.

Second, enterprise applications that have utilized private keys -- but did not require FIPS-based security because they were deployed in private data centers -- are migrating to the cloud as well. They now require FIPS-level security for the private keys with high key operation performance in a cloud environment. Hardware security modules are used as the root of trust for these sensitive workloads. To date, end users have been challenged to find an HSM that meets both security requirements such as FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation, as well as usability requirements such as elasticity and high transactions per second.

Most enterprises can now utilize fully-managed HSMs on the cloud to meet these objectives with lower cost and reduced latency. Some of these end-users also require the additional comfort and reliability of on-premises backups. In addition to disaster recovery, this also ensures enterprises have flexibility in moving between different IaaS providers. The LiquidSecurity solution, by cloning on-premises HSMs to AWS CloudHSM including users and keys, allows enterprises to do just that.

Cavium caters to the changing needs of its enterprise customers, who require secure and authenticated deployments on the cloud, through its high performance FIPS 140-2 validated solution with storage for large number of keys, flexible support for large number of domains, ease of management and migration, and high bandwidth connectivity with SDN features.

“Cavium’s LiquidSecurity HSM family was designed from the ground up for the cloud and is a proven solution to address the performance, cost, multi-domain and feature requirements of this market. We are excited to extend this product family to provide local backup and dynamic restore capability for customers,” said Rajneesh Gaur, Vice President and General Manager at Cavium.

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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium provides solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference-designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Cavium web site at http://www.cavium.com.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to Demonstrate ThunderX2 Platform Compliant with Microsoft’s Project Olympus Specifications


Open Compute Project expands platform availability with Cavium’s ThunderX2® ArmV8.1 workload optimized data center server processors

SAN JOSE, CA, March 20, 2018 – Cavium™, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, today announced a major milestone in its collaboration with Microsoft in the Open Compute Community with ThunderX2 Arm®-based servers demonstrating the Project Olympus Platform.
A live demonstration that includes web applications hosted by a Windows IIS webserver running natively on ThunderX2 based on Microsoft’s Project Olympus platform will be shown at the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose, CA, at the Cavium booth A37 from March 20th – 21st.  The annual Summit brings together more than 3,000 key decision makers, executives, engineers, developers and suppliers. Together, they help grow, drive and support the open hardware ecosystem in, near and around the data center and beyond.
The ThunderX2 product family is Cavium's second generation 64-bit Armv8-A server processor SoC for data center, cloud and high-performance computing applications. The family integrates fully out-of-order high-performance custom cores supporting single and dual socket configurations. ThunderX2 is optimized to drive high computational performance delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. The new line of ThunderX2 processors includes multiple workload optimized SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications and is fully compliant with Armv8-A architecture specifications as well as Arm's SBSA and SBBR standards. It is also widely supported by industry-leading operating system, hypervisor and software tool and application vendors.
Cavium and Microsoft originally announced their collaboration at the OCP U.S. Summit in March 2017, where the two companies demonstrated cloud service workloads developed for Microsoft’s internal use running on ThunderX2-based server platform.  This was followed in November 2017 with the additional announcement of the companies releasing the detailed specification of ThunderX2 server motherboard for Microsoft’s Project Olympus including block diagram, management sub-system, power management, FPGA card support, IO connectors, and physical specifications.
“Today’s demonstration is another key milestone in the collaboration between Microsoft and Cavium to drive Armv8-based workload enablement and optimization in Microsoft’s Project Olympus,” said Dr. Leendert van Doorn, Distinguished Engineer, Azure, Microsoft Corp. “Our collective commitment to the OCP community along with exciting platform innovation is the type of leadership our customers and partners have come to expect.  Working with Cavium to bring ThunderX2 to Project Olympus continues to demonstrate this leadership.”
“We are very excited to expand our collaboration with Microsoft to demonstrate the first dual socket 64-bit Armv8-A OCP platform  with ThunderX2,” said Gopal Hegde, Vice President & General Manager of the Data Center Processor Group, Cavium. “ThunderX2 continues to demonstrate the features and performance required by the most compute and IO intensive applications in the data center.” 
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Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/

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GIGABYTE Announces ThunderXStation: Industry’s first Armv8 Workstation based on Cavium’s ThunderX2 Processor


Platform to expand software developer environment and accelerate application optimization
SAN JOSE, CA, March 20, 2018 – GIGABYTE Technology, an industry leader in high-performance servers, graphics and gaming platforms with a broad portfolio of workstation products, and Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced the availability of ThunderXStation™: the industry’s first 64-bit Armv8 workstation platform based on Cavium’s flagship ThunderX2® processor.
Workstations are standalone platforms with high performance CPUs, lots of memory and excellent graphics capabilities, widely used for advanced software development. ThunderXStation integrates dual socket ThunderX2 motherboard in a 4U tower suitable for office environments. Arm has a very strong ecosystem with millions of developers and is the processor of choice for a variety of verticals such as mobile, embedded and IoT. Arm software developers currently utilize binary translators and cross compilers resulting in increased development and debug cycles. By delivering native performance and eliminating the need for cross compilers, ThunderXStation simplifies software development for Arm and significantly improves time to solution delivery.  
Developers need their workstations to include comprehensive software development environment including latest compilers, tool chains, libraries and middleware. For gaming application development, excellent graphics capabilities are required. In addition, developers also need the ability to quickly test and debug their code. 
ThunderXStation offers unprecedented performance and flexibility for Arm software development for Android, gaming, embedded and NFV applications. Each system comes preinstalled with comprehensive software development environment, enabling developers to rapidly develop, debug and release applications for Arm processors. Key preinstalled software development tools include gcc 7.2, LLVM, gdb, Golang, OpenJDK 9.0, HHVM, Python, PHP, Ruby etc. The CentOS 7.4 environment on ThunderXStation includes support for KVM and Docker, enabling developers to quickly test their applications in either hypervisor based or containerized environments. Open source graphics drivers included with the OS, enable development and testing of gaming applications quick and painless. 
ThunderXStation Specifications:
  • Form Factor: 4U Tower 
  • CPU: Single or Dual socket ThunderX2 ARM64 Processors
  • Memory: Up to 16 DDR4 Channels 
  • PCIe: 6 x PCIe 3.0 Slots and 2 x OCP x16 slots
  • Network: 2 x 1/10 GbE QLogic NIC
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce® GT710 with dual monitor support
  • BMC: ASPEED AST2500 with IPMI management SW
  • Storage: 4 x NVMe + 2 x 2.5” U.2/SATA III combo bay
  • PSU: 1600W Platinum PSU (1+1)
  • Firmware: AMI Aptio V® UEFI and AMI MegaRAC BMC
  • OS/Tools: CentOS 7.4 with gcc/LLVM/gdb tool chain, OpenJDK 9.0

ThunderX2 product family is Cavium's second-generation, 64-bit Armv8-A server processor SoCs for data center, cloud and high-performance computing applications. The family integrates fully out-of-order, high-performance custom cores supporting single- and dual-socket configurations. ThunderX2 is optimized to drive high computational performance, delivering outstanding memory bandwidth and memory capacity. ThunderX2 family includes multiple SKUs for both scale up and scale out applications and is fully compliant with Armv8-A architecture specifications, as well as Arm's SBSA and SBBR standards.
“GIGABYTE has partnered with Cavium to deliver a broad range of server platforms optimized for cloud and HPC workloads based on ThunderX2 family of processors,” said Andy Chen, Assistant Vice President at GIGABYTE Technology. “With Arm servers moving mainstream, we saw significant customer demand for Arm workstations. ThunderXStation with its outstanding compute performance and excellent memory bandwidth coupled with graphics capabilities is designed to meet this demand. Our entire portfolio of ThunderX2 based systems are now available for order and we are seeing a strong demand for these platforms."
“Cavium is disrupting the server industry with our second-generation 64-bit Armv8 processor family by delivering significantly higher compute performance with best-in-class memory bandwidth, capacity and rich I/O configurations,” said Surya Hotha, Director of Product Marketing, Data Center Processor Group at Cavium. “ThunderXStation is an ideal platform for Arm software developers across networking, embedded, mobile, and IoT verticals. We are delighted to be working closely with GIGABYTE on this, and we look forward to supporting them on a number of innovative new platforms.”
The ThunderXStation will be showcased at the Open Compute Project (OCP) U.S. Summit 2018 in San Jose, CA, at the Cavium booth A37 from March  20th – 21st
Availability:
The ThunderXStation (SKU: W281-T90 series) is available to order. Please contact server.grp@gigabyte.com to place your order. For more details please visit: www.thunderxforums.com.
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GIGABYTE is a leading brand in the global IT industry with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world's motherboard and graphics card markets. Drawing from its vast R&D and manufacturing capacities and know-how, GIGABYTE had further expanded its product portfolio to include network communication devices, servers and storages, with a goal to serve each facet of the digital life in homes and offices. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit http://b2b.gigabyte.com/ for more information.
About CaviumCavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.

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Cavium Announces Packet Trakker: A Programmable Network Telemetry Suite

Packet Trakker™ available on XPliant® switches, delivers comprehensive telemetry to increase network efficiency and improve application performance
SAN JOSE, CA – March 20, 2018 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced the availability of Packet Trakker, a programmable network telemetry suite supported by Cavium’s XPliant family of programmable Ethernet switches.
The need to manage the interaction between network infrastructure resources and constantly changing application workloads to maintain data center performance has never been more important. Within the XPliant software defined networking framework, Packet Trakker enables comprehensive data center infrastructure performance management. Networks built with XPliant switches can now deploy Packet Trakker to provide the following operational benefits:
  • Maintenance of a detailed history of switch resource utilization data and network performance logging that is used to perform performance validation.
  • Exportation of detailed real-time switch utilization and network performance data that can be used to identify network resource contention patterns and isolate which workloads are causing resource contention.
  • Enabling the use of programmable instrumentation data gathering contexts that enable fine grained control of how telemetry information is organized for consumption by visualization tools and analytics engines.
  • Monitoring of system health and immediately alarms system management applications to circumstances that can cause data center performance degradation and equipment failure.
  • Microburst detection and identification of flows that destabilize application performance. 
  • Tracking of latency fluctuations that negatively impact application behavior predictability.
  • Detection of packet loss that is destructive to applications performance, which can be avoided through notification of pre-congestion in transmit queues.
  • Identification of inconsistent configurations or packet processing exceptions.
Packet Trakker integrates with Network Operating Systems (NOS) and analytics engines, to deliver a comprehensive set of telemetry features that monitor network status in real-time and at scale. This technology assists data center network operators in dynamic remediation operations that continuously improve network efficiency and application quality of experience. Furthermore, the XPliant programmable switch architecture is future proofed for the continuously evolving world of Software-Defined Networking.
“I am pleased with the amount of positive feedback we continue to receive from customers utilizing Packet Trakker hardware acceleration to monitor networks more closely and accurately than legacy solutions,” said Eric Hayes, VP/GM Switching Platform Group at Cavium. “I am excited to see how the flexibility of the XPliant Packet Architecture will further innovation of real-time granular telemetry in order to reliably deploy new network services.”
“Packet Trakker is an intriguing powerful technology to address some of the critical challenges in today’s networks,” says Gavin Cato, Senior Vice President for Networking Development Engineering at Dell EMC. “Packet Trakker deployed on Dell EMC switches such as the S5148-ON has the ability to provide deeper insights into device resources and advance network analytics for better network operations.”
“Packet Trakker programmable telemetry accelerates development of new innovative solutions for mobile network quality analysis and real-time diagnostics,” says Dr. Kang-Won Lee, SVP, Head of Software R&D Center, SK Telecom. “We believe it significantly improves the network visibility that leads to improvements of reliability, performance and utilization efficiency."
“Packet Trakker addresses some of the most critical challenges operators face today in managing their networks,” said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. “Detailed real-time visibility and network remediation based on XPliant programmable telemetry capabilities provide key tools for automated self-healing solutions, which is the next step to increasing network uptime and lowering OpEx.”
Availability
The XPliant Packet Trakker is available now to customers and partners. 
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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.

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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cavium Showcases Next-Generation 5G Radio Access and Core Networks, Telco Cloud and Edge Infrastructure Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2018

OCTEON®, OCTEON Fusion–M® and ThunderX2® SoCs accelerate intelligent networks from the core to the edge
SAN JOSE, CA, and BARCELONA, SPAIN February 26, 2018 – Cavium™, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, and wired and wireless networking, will showcase a number of technologies incorporating the company’s award winning OCTEON, OCTEON Fusion–M, OCTEON TX™ and ThunderX2 SoCs at Mobile World Congress 2018. The conference will start on Monday February 26 and run through Thursday March 1, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.
Cavium will present its vision for next-generation 5G Radio Access Networks, FWA and IoT deployments, SDN core networks, and telco cloud and edge infrastructure solutions. The company’s MWC presence will include several networking demonstrations and will highlight its key contributions to industry associations, such as the Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) OpenCellular program and the Open Network Foundation’s CORD program.
“Cavium is well aware that there is not a “one-size-fits-all” 5G NR deployment model,” said Raj Singh, Vice President and General Manager of Cavium’s Network and Communications Group.  “Instead different operators will have different approaches.  Some will be incremental and co-exist with LTE, some will focus on specific use cases such as fixed wireless access.  Others will incorporate split RAN architectures and core network virtualization.  Whichever approach an operator decides to implement, Cavium has the technology to make it work.”
Cavium will host visitors and present live demonstrations in Hall 2, booth number 2M61. The following technologies will be covered:
  • 5G NR solutions – next generation OCTEON Fusion-M and OCTEON TX silicon for basestations and remote radio heads, new 3GPP protocol stack split implementations, massive MIMO capabilities.
  • Fixed Wireless Access base stations - live demonstration featuring an OEM–designed 3–sector eNodeB incorporating a single CNF73xx processor running LTE software based on Cavium’s L1–L3 stack.
  • ONF M–CORD IoT use case - SDN, NFV, C–RAN and MEC live demonstration featuring a pre–5G IoT use case running on the ONF–defined open source M–CORD platform. This proof of concept (POC) demonstration features the following Cavium silicon and software implementations:
    • Distributed Unit (DU) – OCTEON Fusion–M based intelligent radio head running Cavium’s implementation of 3GPP fronthaul split options 2 and 5 LTE PHY.
    • Central Unit (CU) – ThunderX2 baseband implementation running Cavium’s implementation of 3GPP fronthaul split options 2 and 5 LTE stack software.
    • Core Network – ThunderX2 servers hosting a vEPC, ONF XOS orchestration software and ONOS-controlled XPliant® programmable SDN switch fabric. 
  • Production Version of the Telecom Infra Project Connect - LTE Base station
    • Announced in 2016, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Connect–LTE base station design is now ready for the first round of field trials. This live demonstration features a commercial prototype Connect–LTE eNodeB featuring the OCTEON Fusion–M CNF7130 baseband processor and Cavium’s TIP–contributed LTE stack software. The demonstration also includes an OCTEON TX–based edge server running a vEPC and open source edge applications providing content caching, firewall and media server functions.
  • Universal CPE
    • Live demonstration of OCTEON TX ARMv8-based uCPE white box with commercial NFV applications.
Other Cavium-enabled networking demonstrations will be present at the Conference, including:
  • Virtualized Mobile Core Network – a complete end-to-end containerized mobile network with live traffic on commercial UEs, will be shown in the ARM booth (Hall 6 Stand 6E30)
Network Slicing – end-to-end network slicing running Netsia’s ProgRAN on M-CORD.  Orchestrated by ONAP and delivered through XPliant P4-enabled switches with OCTEON Fusion-M remote radio units.  This demonstration can be found at the Open Networking Foundation booth in Hall 5 number 5I61 and the Netsia booth in Hall 1 number 1C40.
For more information on Cavium’s products or to schedule a meeting with Cavium at MWC 2018, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter Meeting Request at MWC 2018 in the subject line.
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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/. 

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Cavium, BT, Nokia and the Telecom Infra Project to Integrate OpenCellular Base Stations into Operators Networks

OC-LTE Base Stations Gain Automated Remote Network Management Capabilities
SAN JOSE, CA, and BARCELONA, SPAIN February 26, 2018 – Cavium™, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, and wired and wireless networking, has partnered with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) community to expand the functionality of OpenCellular LTE (OC-LTE) base stations.
The first OC-LTE design is now ready for field trials and will be followed by commercial deployments.  The OCTEON Fusion-enabled OC-LTE base station runs a commercial LTE stack contributed by Cavium to TIP.  As part of ongoing efforts to expand connectivity, Cavium has integrated with Nokia community hosted network, a unique solution to connect the unconnected supporting  OC-LTE.  This arrangement allows the OC-LTE base station for cloud-based remote auto-connection, configuration and monitoring. 
“We’re delighted to be hosting one of the 1st 4G trials of OpenCellular in the world. 4G has been the heart of our network from the birth of EE and this OC-LTE trial will drive further innovation to support EE’s push towards 95% geographic coverage,” said Mansoor Hanif, Director of Converged Networks Research Lab at BT. “The Cavium APIs make it very straight-forward to integrate management services onto the OC-LTE stack software. We were impressed by how quick it was to integrate with Nokia’s platform, which enables a sustainable community-supported deployment and operation in extremely remote areas of the UK where geographical and meteorological conditions heavily impact traditional solutions.”
“Our goal is to bring together all of the technologies an operator requires to deploy and manage OC-LTE base stations in the field,” said Kashif Ali, Facebook Co-chair of the OpenCellular project.  “The integration with the Nokia solution will enable fast field deployments and ongoing system management capabilities.”
“Integrating the OC-LTE basestation with the Nokia community-hosted network will provide a complete deployment solution for BT and other network operators,” said Jean-Francois Lacasse, Cavium Wireless Integration Manager and OC-LTE Radio Access Working Group Lead.  “The deployment-ready LTE stack provided by Cavium includes APIs that enable the integration of management capabilities which are critical to deploying OC-LTE basestations.”
Cavium will host a live demonstration of the Nokia community hosted network-enabled OC-LTE base station in booth 2M61 at MWC 2018 in Barcelona.
For more information on Cavium’s products or to schedule a meeting with Cavium at MWC 2018, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter Meeting Request at MWC 2018 in the subject line.

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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/. 
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Cavium and Sprint Collaborate for NFV Testing on Packet’s Public Cloud

Sprint orchestrates Virtualized Mobile Core Network on Containers running on Cavium ThunderX2™ArmV8.1 workload optimized data center server processors in the Packet bare metal cloud
SAN JOSE, CA, and BARCELONA, SPAIN February 26, 2018 – Cavium™, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, announced a collaboration with Sprint Corporation, a national carrier in the United States, using Packet, a cloud service provider, public cloud based on Cavium ThunderX2 Arm®-based servers and virtualized mobile core network orchestrated on Containers. 
Sprint’s testing has demonstrated promising total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages over conventional architecture. A live demonstration of this testing, including a complete end-to-end containerized mobile network with live traffic on commercial UE, will be shown at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, at both the Arm booth (Hall 6 Stand 6E30) and Cavium booth (Hall 2 Stand 2M61). 
The containerized mobile core network (cEPC) runs at Packet, a commercially available public cloud, on Cavium ThunderX2 Arm-based servers. The radio access network is a 3GPP compliant split-RAN implementation with both the vBBU (virtualized baseband unit) and the remote radio unit running on Cavium silicon (ThunderX2 and OCTEON Fusion-M® processors). 
“We see a great opportunity driving better economics and TCO with increased power savings using Arm-based servers, thereby enabling further distribution to the edge,” said Aaron Hinkle, Systems Architect, Technology, Innovation and Architecture, Sprint.
“Arm and our ecosystem of partners have been actively growing systems, especially targeting NFV and service provider network use cases,” said Drew Henry, senior vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Business Unit, Arm. “This is a significant step forward in completing end-to-end virtualized mobile network deployed on an Arm-based infrastructure which will enable the next trillion connected devices.” 
“We are very excited to collaborate with Sprint to test innovative NFV deployment scenarios and to showcase the promising TCO and power savings live demonstrations using our ThunderX2 Arm-based servers and 3GPP compliant virtualized RAN implementation,” said Raj Singh, Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group, Cavium. “Cavium has been collaborating with many service providers on innovative NFV projects both directly and in open source communities utilizing our differentiated and highly scalable Arm-based processor and SoC families, rich software, and hardware eco-systems, and strong application domain expertise.”

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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity, and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs, and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China, and Taiwan. For more information about the Company, please visit: https://www.cavium.com/

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Cavium Announces Financial Results for Q4 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., January 31, 2018 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017. Due to the pending merger with Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (“Marvell”), the Company will not schedule an earnings conference call.

Net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2017 was $260.4 million, a 3.3% sequential increase from the $252.0 million reported in the third quarter of 2017 and 15.1% from the $226.2 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Results
Net loss for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $1.1 million, or ($0.02) per diluted share, compared to $6.2 million, or ($0.09) per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017. Gross margins were 53.9% in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to 54.6% in the third quarter of 2017. As a percentage of revenue, GAAP loss from operations was 4.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to GAAP operating income of 0.2% in the third quarter of 2017. Total cash and cash equivalents were $140.5 million at December 31, 2017.

The GAAP results of operations in the fourth quarter of 2017 included an income tax benefit of $11.1 million as a result of the Company’s preliminary assessment of the impact of the newly enacted U.S. Tax Reform. On December 22, 2017, the United States enacted tax reform legislation through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), which significantly changes the existing U.S. tax laws. Major reforms in the legislation include a reduction in the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 21.0%, and a move from a worldwide tax system to a territorial system. As a result of enactment of the legislation, the Company recognized a tax benefit mentioned above due to the reduction in its net long term deferred tax liabilities recorded on its consolidated balance sheet. Although the Company believes the amount of recognized tax benefit is a reasonable estimate of the income tax effects of the Act, it should be considered provisional and may differ from the amounts that will be reported in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 as the Company continuously refines its assessment of the impact. Further, the final assessment of the impact of the Act may differ due to and among other things, changes in interpretations, assumptions made by the Company, the issuance of additional guidance, and actions the Company may take as a result of tax reform. The SEC has issued rules which allow for a measurement period of up to one year after the enactment date of the Act to finalize the accounting for the related tax impacts. Any adjustments to these provisional amounts will be reported as a component of income tax expense or benefit in the reporting period in which any such adjustments are determined, which will be no later than the fourth quarter of 2018.

Non-GAAP Results
Cavium believes that the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provides important supplemental information to management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to Cavium’s financial condition and results of operations. Cavium believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional insight into Cavium’s ongoing performance and core operational activities and has chosen to provide these measures for more consistent and meaningful comparison between periods. These measures should only be used to evaluate Cavium’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. The Non-GAAP results exclude the effect of stock-based compensation and related payroll taxes, amortization of acquisition related assets, acquisition related inventory charges, acquisition and integration related costs, tax reform impact and acquisition related tax adjustment. The acquisition and integration related costs in the fourth quarter of 2017 included various transaction-related charges associated with the pending Merger with Marvell, primarily financial advisory and outside legal fees. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP financial results is provided in the financial statements portion of this release.

In the fourth quarter of 2017, Non-GAAP net income was $60.8 million, or $0.83 per diluted share, Non-GAAP gross margin was 65.2% and Non-GAAP income from operations as a percentage of revenue was 24.2%.

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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference-designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. For further information, please visit the investor relations section of the Cavium web site at http://www.cavium.com.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Cavium™ FastLinQ® Enables Scalable Networking for HyperConverged Infrastructure

Meets Challenging networking demands of HPE SimpliVity, Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces Direct and VMware vSAN while delivering predictable performance and scalability
SAN JOSE, CA – January 23, 2018 – Today, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise and cloud data centers, announced that its family of FastLinQ® 10/25GbE Ethernet NICs power HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions from industry leaders like Microsoft® Windows Storage Spaces Direct, VMware® vSAN, and HPE SimpliVity® enabling linear scalability and predictable performance. The Cavium FastLinQ 10/25GbE family, with millions of Ethernet ports shipped, a flexible architecture and scalable high performance, is ideal for accelerating HyperConverged infrastructure solutions and is amongst the top choices for enterprise cloud data centers.
In the era of hybrid cloud and DevOps, IT departments are under tremendous pressure to move faster and be more agile. Traditional architectures driven by complex manual processes and non-integrated infrastructures cannot deliver the power, simplicity, and velocity that is necessary to meet the demands of the modern enterprise. HyperConverged infrastructure systems provide a simple, efficient, software-defined platform that combines networking and storage along with powerful orchestration software delivering the agility and economics of cloud for on-premises infrastructure. HyperConverged infrastructure systems empower IT to reduce cost and complexity while delivering service agility. Ethernet forms the networking backbone connecting HCI systems together and networking requirements can grow exponentially as these systems scale. The success of HyperConverged Infrastructures requires a resilient and scalable network architecture built on high-speed Ethernet NICs that ensure consistent performance and availability.

“HCI architectures encompass software defined methodologies that integrate compute, storage, and networking on commodity hardware to deliver a cost-effective solution that is simple to deploy, manage and scale. HCI is a fundamental building block of on-premises data centers for enterprises building hybrid clouds where 25GbE connectivity is in high demand,” said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director and advisor of cloud and data center research practice for IHS Markit, a global business information provider. In a recent IHS Markit report [1], it was forecasted that 25GbE ports will represent 31% of total Ethernet adapter ports shipped in CY’21, signaling a strong need for Ethernet adapters that provide predictable low latency connectivity under fully loaded conditions.

“Cavium FastLinQ 10/25GbE Ethernet NICs with Universal RDMA are designed to accelerate networking for HyperConverged Systems while offloading server CPU, said Christopher Moezzi, Vice President of Marketing, Ethernet Adapter Group, Cavium. “Customers deploying a wide range of HCI options from HPE, VMware and Microsoft can now leverage Cavium NICs to enable scale and flexibility to implement radical infrastructure simplification while reducing cost with 10GBASE-T.”
Ravi Rao, Group Manager, Windows Networking, Microsoft Corp. said, “Software-Defined Hyper-converged Storage with Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct are key elements of Windows Server Software Defined solution offerings that enable flexible, economical, and high-performance data centers. Software- Defined Data center Premium qualified Cavium FastLinQ 45000/41000 Series of 10/25GbE NICs with support for RoCE, RoCEv2, and iWARP deliver the ability to power software-defined Storage Spaces Direct architectures built using Windows Server 2016.”
“As customers deal with the rapid proliferation of apps and seek alternatives to legacy infrastructure, hyperconverged platforms are becoming a popular choice for modern workload deployment,” said McLeod Glass, VP of SimpliVity, Software-Defined and Cloud Product Management at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “We are proud to offer HPE Ethernet 10GbE NICs based on Cavium FastlinQ 8400 series technology as options for our flagship SimpliVity 380 hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio that enables customers to precisely align our technology with an organization’s unique IT environment and workloads.”

Purpose built for accelerating and simplifying data center networking, Cavium FastLinQ Ethernet technology delivers:
       Enterprise Features – A broad spectrum of Ethernet speeds ranging from 10GbE to 100GbE to host the most demanding enterprise, telco and cloud applications leveraging HyperConverged architectures. Cavium SmartAN™ technology enables adaptive link controls for seamless zero-touch interoperability with industry wide 25GbE switches and cables. Extensive and robust support of a broad variety of hypervisors like VMware ESXi, Windows Server Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and KVM for seamless integration on diverse HyperConverged platforms.
       Acceleration and Scalability for HCI – Industry’s only network adapter that delivers the ultimate choice and investment protection with concurrent support for RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP. Acceleration for Network Virtualization by offloading protocol processing for VxLAN, NVGRE, GRE and GENEVE enables customers to build and scale virtualized networks without impacting network performance.
       Storage Acceleration - Concurrent protocol offload for NVMe-oF™, NVMe-Direct, SMB Direct, iSER, iSCSI and FCoE delivers up to 5M IOPS while consuming the fewer server CPU cycles, leaving headroom for virtual applications and higher RoI on server investments with seamless upgrade paths of next-generation storage connectivity.
       Industry’s Most Comprehensive Network Adapter portfolio – Cavium offers the broadest set of Ethernet networking adapters – FastLinQ® Standard Ethernet adapters, Converged Networking adapters and LiquidIO™ SmartNICs that cover the entire spectrum of customer Ethernet connectivity and offload requirements.
Availability
The new FastLinQ Series 10/25Gbps Ethernet adapters are qualified for VMware vSAN and Microsoft Windows S2D and are available from Cavium and leading OEMs and ODMs worldwide. Cavium LiquidIO 10/25GbE SmartNICs are available directly through Cavium. 10GbE I/O options based on Cavium FastLinQ 8400 series technology for HPE SimpliVity DL380 are available from HPE.
For more information, visit www.cavium.com

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About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.


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