Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Cavium Joins the OpenMP Effort

31 vendors and research organizations now collaborating on developing standard parallel programming model

Austin, Texas — September 12, 2017 – The OpenMP ARB, a group of leading hardware and software vendors and research organizations that create the OpenMP standard parallel programming specification, today announced that Cavium, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, service provider wired and wireless networking has joined as a new member.

“Cavium’s membership in the OpenMP ARB further highlights our strong belief in industry’s demand for parallel computing and the significance of the ARM Architecture,” said Avinash Sodani, Distinguished Engineer at Cavium. “Cavium’s strong product portfolio includes ThunderX2, a compelling server-class, multi-core ARMv8 CPU suited for the most demanding compute workloads. We look forward to working with other OpenMP members in furthering OpenMP standards to meet the challenges of the Exascale era.”

“We are pleased that Cavium, Inc. has joined the OpenMP ARB and will help strengthen OpenMP support in the ARM software ecosystem,” says Michael Klemm, CEO of the OpenMP ARB.


About OpenMP
The OpenMP ARB has a mission to standardize directive-based multi-language high-level parallelism that is performant, productive and portable. Jointly defined by a group of major computer hardware and software vendors, the OpenMP API is a portable, scalable model that gives parallel programmers a simple and flexible interface for developing parallel applications for platforms ranging from embedded systems and accelerator devices to multicore systems and shared-memory systems. The OpenMP ARB owns the OpenMP brand, oversees the OpenMP specification and produces and approves new versions of the specification. Further information can be found at http://www.openmp.org/.

About Cavium
Cavium, Inc. 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, please visit http://www.cavium.com.

Contacts
OpenMP Architecture Review Board
Matthijs van Waveren
Marketing Coordinator
Email: info@openmp.org

Cavium Media Contact
Angel Atondo, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: +1-408-943-7417
E-mail: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Monday, 11 September 2017

Cavium to Showcase M-CORD NFV/5G on ARM with Leaf and Spine SDN Fabric at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017

Cavium™ expands China Unicom partnership to include Edge Services

SAN JOSE and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 11, 2017 – Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking today announced a fully integrated CORD (Central Office Re-architected as Data center) SDN/NFV platform software stack on its ThunderX® ARM®-based data center COTS server architecture including a full leaf and spine SDN fabric on its XPliant® programmable SDN switches. The CORD platform with seamlessly integrated SDN fabric is showcased in a multi-rack configuration running M-CORD Virtualized Mobile Infrastructure and Edge Services at MWC Americas, at the Open Network Foundation’s stand N.332 at Moscone Center Hall North from September 12-14, 2017.

This M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform scaling across multiple data center racks is fully integrated with virtualized and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the Radio Access Network (RAN) to distributed mobile core, and ONOS SDN and XOS orchestration software. It enables a virtually turn-key operation in a central office or edge data center for testing out NFV, 5G and C-RAN new technology concepts like intelligent front-haul and network slicing. This is a complete Cavium powered SDN/NFV/C-RAN end to end solution combining the OCTEON Fusion-M baseband radio head processors with the ThunderX ARM-based COTS servers and the award winning programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches. In keeping with industry trends the front-haul options follow the emerging 3GPP next generation standards.

China Unicom and Cavium have been collaborating on M-CORD and C-RAN projects, utilizing this integrated platform. The addition of Edge Services and full leaf and spine support further enhances the value proposition and eases 5G deployment.

“A fully integrated SDN/NFV data center solution with programmable SDN fabric and workload optimized servers for NFV and C-RAN functions enables implementation of innovative 5G and Edge Computing capabilities and running live traffic for analysis,” said Raj Singh, Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group at Cavium. “This differentiated and highly scalable implementation of M-CORD platform, using Cavium silicon-based white box servers, switches and remote radio units, provides a 3GPP-compliant virtualized mobile infrastructure with full programmability and flexibility for next-generation network topologies.”

“Programmable SDN fabric enables a new dimension of flexibility in high-performance protocol processing with the ability to implement new protocols and analytics without hardware change,” said Eric Hayes, Vice President & General Manager of the Switching Platform Group at Cavium. “The XPliant Ethernet switch families deliver state-of-the-art throughput and exceptional programmability for data center networks.”

“Our collaboration with Cavium is progressing well and the ThunderX and XPliant-based M-CORD is an effective platform for testing out and analyzing new 5G capabilities,” said Dr. Tang Xiongyan, CTO of Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom. “We believe that our partnership will provide significant benefits to both parties.”

“M-CORD provides an effective reference platform for showcasing and analyzing new technologies and features for next generation virtualized and SDN enabled mobile infrastructure and edge datacenters,” said Dr. Guru Parulkar, Exec Director of ONF and ON.Lab. “Cavium has been contributing to the M-CORD community since the very beginning. This Cavium silicon powered multi-rack M-CORD implementation with ThunderX ARM based COTS servers and XPliant based white box switches showcases a rich interoperable CORD eco-system well supported by a diversified set of COTS hardware.”

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, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com 

Cavium and Enea Deliver Optimized Software and Hardware Platform for uCPE

Enea® NFV Access Software Platform Now Available for OCTEON TX™ ARMv8 based uCPE Systems

SAN JOSE, CA and STOCKHOLM, Sweden September 11, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, and Enea® (NASDAQ Stockholm: ENEA), a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, helping customers develop amazing functions for the connected society, today announced availability of optimized uCPE solutions based on Cavium OCTEON TX™ ARMv8 processor SoC families and Enea® NFV Access software platform.

Using universal customer premises equipment (uCPE), service providers offer their enterprise customers on-demand deployment with flexibility of choosing from a range of virtualized network appliances in terms of specific virtual network functions (VNF) and VNF vendors. In addition to the agile and flexible deployment benefits, the uCPE software platform provides a consistent management interface regardless of the selected network functions, and service-function-chaining of the subscribed VNFs for individual enterprise subscribers.

“uCPE provides on-demand deployment of multiple network functions previously each implemented as its own purpose built appliance, plus virtualization software platform in cost effective single-box COTS systems,” said Raj Singh Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group at Cavium. “Cavium’s highly integrated OCTEON TX ARMv8 processor SoC families, with high performance processing, exceptional power efficiency, hardware accelerators abstracted by standard APIs like DPDK, standard software eco-systems and cost effective and scalable white box hardware eco-systems, offer highly optimized uCPE processing solutions.”

“Enea NFV Access offers out-of-the-box VNF management and service function chaining for orchestrating on-demand agile VNF deployment - without the overhead that solutions originally developed for data centers carry with them,” said Karl Mörner, SVP Product Management, Enea. “Enea NFV Access is a versatile virtualization software platform streamlined for high networking performance and minimal footprint, and contributes to uCPE agility and innovation, reducing cost and complexity for computing at the network edge.”

Further Reading

Read more about Cavium Octeon TX here: http://www.cavium.com/OCTEON-TX_ARM_Processors.html 

Read more about Enea NFV Access here: https://www.enea.com/enea-nfv-access/

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, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.

About Enea 
Enea is a global supplier of network software platforms and world class services, with a vision of helping customers develop amazing functions in a connected society. We are committed to working together with customers and leading hardware vendors as a key contributor in the open source community, developing and hardening optimal software solutions. Every day, more than three billion people around the globe rely on our technologies in a wide range of applications in multiple verticals – from Telecom and Automotive, to Medical and Avionics. We have offices in Europe, North America and Asia, and are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Discover more at www.enea.com and start a conversation at info@enea.com

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com 

Erik Larsson
SVP Marketing & Communication, Enea
Phone: +33 1 70 81 19 00
E-mail: erik.larsson@enea.com

Monday, 28 August 2017

Cavium Demonstrates NVMe Scale-out Technologies at VMworld US 2017

Live Demonstration of Over 2 Million FC-NVMe IOPS with QLogic® Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Concurrent RoCE and iWARP NVMe over Fabrics with FastLinQ®

SAN JOSE, CA – August 28, 2017 – Cavium™, Inc. (CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will showcase a broad range of NVMe over Fabric solutions including FC-NVMe on Gen 6 Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabrics concurrently over RoCE and iWARP on Cavium FastlinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs at VMworld US 2017 in Cavium booth 1230. The conference takes place August 27-31, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) specification is an emerging technology that gives data center networks unprecedented access to NVMe SSD storage. It delivers efficient scaling of NVMe-based SSDs over data center fabrics including Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks (iWARP and RoCE), as well as Fibre Channel.  This enables higher virtual machine density by delivering faster, more scalable connections between servers and storage, as well as between storage controllers and NVMe enclosures.

Cavium is a leader in the transition to NVMe over Fabrics by enabling a broad range of high-performance solutions that seamlessly transition customer infrastructure and applications to next-generation NVMe flash-based platforms, and is the only solution supplier offering both NVMe-oF over Universal RDMA and Fibre Channel.1
VMworld, hosted by VMware, is the number one event for enabling the digital enterprise. Cavium’s participation in VMworld US 2017 spans multiple demonstrations and product showcases, which include:
  • Demo: Breakthrough performance from an end-to-end FC-NVMe solution with QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel delivering more than 2 million NVMe IOPS on the innovative SPDK-based software-defined storage framework @ Cavium Booth #1230 
  • Demo: Industry's only solution that delivers technology choice and investment protection to customers with concurrent RoCE and iWARP transports for NVMe over Fabrics @ Cavium Booth #1230
  • Product Showcase: Cavium FastLinQ 10/25/50/100GbE NICs and CNAs, QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters, LiquidIO® 10/25Gbps Smart NICs and NITROX® XL Adapters
Cavium QLogic NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Solution
Next-generation, data-intensive workloads utilize low latency NVMe flash-based storage to meet ever increasing user demand. By combining the lossless, highly deterministic nature of Fibre Channel with NVMe, FC-NVMe delivers the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next-generation data centers, while leveraging existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. Currently shipping QLogic 2690 Series of Enhanced Gen 5 and 2700 Series of Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters are FC-NVMe ready and are being evaluated in FC-NVMe fabrics by multiple customers and partners across the industry.

Cavium FastLinQ NVMe over Ethernet Universal RDMA (NVMe-oF) Solution
Driven by the performance demands of NVMe, high-performance, low-latency networking is a fundamental requirement for a fabric to scale out. Ethernet-based RDMA fabrics with their exceptional low latency and offload capabilities will become a popular choice for NVMe over Fabrics.  Cavium FastLinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs support Universal RDMA (RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP concurrently) and deliver the ultimate choice to customers for scaling out NVMe over a general-purpose Ethernet fabric.

Cavium’s LiquidIO Smart NICs
LiquidIO 10/25/40GbE Smart NICs/network appliance adapters accelerate performance for SDN and NFV application by offloading Open vSwitch with various server virtualization, security, and network virtualization processing including overlay networks, IPsec, distributed firewall, DPI for application recognition and dynamic service chaining with cloud configuration.

Cavium’s NITROX Adapters
NITROX XL Adapters offer solutions from a few hundred Mbps to 100Gbps of encryption bandwidth and from a few thousand to 130K 2048b RSA operations per second. These adapters also offer up to 100Gbps of compression support. Cavium’s NITROX FIPS Adapters offer from a few thousand to over a million symmetric, as well as from a few hundred to 35K asymmetric operations per second. These adapters are the industry’s only adapters that provide 32 runtime elastic FIPS/HSM partitions. Both adapters are heavily used for OEM, as well as NFV solutions. In addition, cloud data centers heavily utilize the NITROX FIPS adapters to meet compliance requirements.

Cavium FastLinQ 40000 Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE, QLogic 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 16GFC and 2700 Series Gen 6 32GFC adapters are available from Cavium and multiple leading OEMs and ODMs. Cavium LiquidIO 10/25/40Gbps Smart NICs and NITROX adapters are available from Cavium. For more information, visit www.cavium.com.

To schedule a meeting with Cavium at VMworld, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter VMworld 2017 in the subject line.

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.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Cavium Announces Support for FC-NVMe Standard

QLogic Gen 6 and Enhanced Gen 5 Adapters Add Support for FC-NVMe

SAN JOSE, CA – August 10, 2017 – 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, announces support for the newly ratified NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) 1.0 standard. Cavium’s industry-leading QLogic® 2700 series Gen 6 and 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) support connecting NVMe storage over Fibre Channel networks concurrently with the existing storage by using the updated firmware and drivers.

The new Cavium FC-NVMe drivers are targeted towards customers connecting flash-based storage arrays to servers over Fibre Channel networks. Pre-release software for the Linux OS is available for download by contacting Cavium Sales. Three usage scenarios are supported:
  • Initiator mode: Drivers and firmware for hosts containing initiator mode QLogic 2700 Series Gen 6 or 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 HBAs
  • Target mode: Drivers for storage servers or array controllers containing target mode QLogic 2700 Series Gen 6 or 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 HBAs
  • Target mode (SPDK): Drivers (based on user mode SPDK technology) for storage servers or array controllers containing target mode QLogic 2700 Series Gen 6 or 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 HBAs
INCITS/T11 committee for Fibre Channel Interfaces recently approved the standard ensuring concurrent support and interoperability for FC-NVMe and the existing Fibre Channel protocols. Craig Carlson, Chairman of the T11 standards committee on FC-NVMe, said, “Cavium was a leading contributor to the definition and development of the FC-NVMe standard. Cavium actively participated by contributing resources and talent to the effort, and when the committee was investigating the new technology, Cavium engineers took many of the ideas and created POC code and provided valuable and timely feedback.”

Workloads that demand higher throughput, IOPs and lower latency are moving to flash. The NVMe protocol has been designed from the ground up for flash, and features deep parallelism, random access, and allows access to flash over PCI Express (PCIe) to maximize bandwidth. FC-NVMe extends these benefits over a Fibre Channel fabric. The low latency, lossless and efficient data handling capabilities of Fibre Channel are ideally suited to extend the performance and latency advantages of NVMe over a network.

Key benefits of adopting Cavium Fibre Channel HBAs for Flash environments include:
  • Technology leadership: Cavium chairs the T11 committee working group that developed the FC-NVMe standards, and contributed significant resources to work with ecosystem partners to develop this technology.
  • Innovation – Cavium is driving innovation in software defined storage platforms with target mode drivers for the Storage Performance Developer Kit (SPDK) project, which provides high-performance, user-space device drivers enabling the next generation of storage platforms.
  • Performance: Cavium’s QLogic Fibre Channel adapters have shown to deliver exceptional performance of up to 2.6 million IOPS, and low latency, enabling the most demanding enterprise workloads.
  • Standards compliance: Cavium QLogic solutions meet IT standards for interoperability and support. This ensures that customers can deploy Fibre Channel storage of their choice without worries about vendor lock-in or limited choice.
  • Investment protection: With Cavium technology, FC-NVMe workloads can be seamlessly introduced into existing FCP-SCSI fabrics. With QLogic 2700 and 2690 Series FC HBAs, FCP-SCSI and FC-NVMe protocol traffic can run concurrently without requiring any rip and replace of existing infrastructure.
  • Advanced SAN fabric management: Cavium QLogic StorFusion™ technology delivers a full suite of diagnostics, rapid provisioning and Quality of Service (QoS) throughout the fabric which automate and simplify SAN deployment and orchestration.
“NVMe is a great advancement for the storage industry, driving down latencies and increasing IOPs.  And FC-NVMe is an ideal storage protocol to take advantage of this technology transition. We believe Fibre Channel is the right choice for NVMe storage because of its deterministic performance, resiliency, reliability and ubiquitous presence in the data center,” said Vikram Karvat, Vice President and General Manager, Cavium Fibre Channel Storage Group. 

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 www.cavium.com.

Cavium Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Cavium Demonstrates Breakthrough NVMe over Fabrics Performance at Flash Memory Summit 2017

Live Demonstration of Over 2 Million FC-NVMe IOPS with QLogic® Gen 6 Fibre Channel and Concurrent RoCE and iWARP NVMe over Fabrics with FastLinQ®

SAN JOSE, CA – August 8, 2017 – 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, will showcase a broad range of NVMe over Fabric solutions including FC-NVMe on Gen 6 Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabrics concurrently over RoCE and iWARP on Cavium FastlinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs at the Flash Memory Summit 2017 at Booth #815 from August 8-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) specification is an emerging technology that gives data center networks unprecedented access to NVMe SSD storage. It delivers efficient scaling of NVMe-based SSDs over data center fabrics including Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks (iWARP and RoCE), as well as, Fibre Channel.  This enables faster, more scalable connections between servers and storage as well as between storage controllers and NVMe enclosures.

Cavium is leading the transition to NVMe over Fabrics by enabling a broad range of high-performance solutions that seamlessly transition customer infrastructure and applications from legacy storage to current and next-generation flash/NVMe, and is the only solution supplier offering both NVMe-oF over Universal RDMA and Fibre Channel Adapters.

The Flash Memory Summit 2017 will feature the latest technology trends, the most exciting products, and the broadest coverage of a rapidly expanding market around flash, fabrics and end-to-end solutions. Cavium participation in Flash Memory Summit 2017 spans multiple live performance and interop demonstrations, speaking sessions by industry experts and product showcases. Key demonstrations and engagements include: 
  • Demo: Breakthrough performance from an  end-to-end FC-NVMe solution with QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel delivering more than 2 million NVMe IOPS on the innovative SPDK-based software-defined storage framework @ Cavium Booth #815
  • Demo: Industry’s only[1] solution that delivers technology choice and investment protection to customers with concurrent RoCE and iWARP transports for NVMe over Fabrics @ Cavium Booth #815
  • Demo: Concurrent FCP and FC-NVMe end-to-end multi-vendor interoperability demonstration featuring QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel @ FCIA Booth #828
  • Breakout Session: “Accelerate Access to Networked Flash with FC-NVMe” @ Forum V-31 on Thursday, August 10th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Expert Panel: “Ultra-Fast NVMe Storage Networks for Next Generation Flash Array” Session 303-B @ Forum W-32 on Thursday, August 10th at 1:30 p.m.
  • Expert Panel: “NVMe over Fabrics Does Networking Part 2b” @ Forum A-12 on Tuesday, August 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Cavium QLogic NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Solution
Next-generation data intensive workloads utilize low latency NVMe flash-based storage to meet ever increasing user demand. By combining the lossless, highly deterministic nature of Fibre Channel with NVMe, FC-NVMe delivers the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next generation data centers, while leveraging existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. Currently shipping QLogic 2690 Series of Enhanced Gen 5 and 2700 Series of Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters are FC-NVMe ready and are being evaluated in FC-NVMe fabrics by multiple customers and partners across the industry.

Cavium FastLinQ NVMe over Ethernet Universal RDMA (NVMe-oF) Solution
Driven by the performance demands of NVMe, high-performance, low latency networking is a fundamental requirement for a fabric to scale out. Ethernet-based RDMA fabrics with their exceptional low latency and offload capabilities will become a popular choice for NVMe over Fabrics.  Cavium FastLinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs support Universal RDMA (RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP concurrently) and deliver the ultimate choice to customers for scaling out NVMe over a general purpose Ethernet fabric.

Cavium FastLinQ 40000 Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE, QLogic 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 16GFC and 2700 Series Gen 6 32GFC adapters are available from Cavium and multiple leading OEMs and ODMs.

For more information, visit www.qlogic.com/nvmeof and cavium.com/fastlinq.

To schedule a meeting with Cavium, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter Flash Memory Summit 2017 in the subject line.

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/.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Cavium Expands XPliant® Product Portfolio with 10GbE and 25GbE Optimized Programmable Switch Devices

XP70 family addresses highest port count segment of data center switch market

SAN JOSE, CA – July 25, 2017 – 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, announced the availability of the new XP60 and XP70 families of 10GbE/25GbE optimized programmable Ethernet switches. Targeted at the largest segment of the data center market, the XP70 family of programmable Ethernet switch devices scale from 1Tbps to 1.8Tbps and provides cost-effective seamless 1GBASE-T to 10GBASE-T and 10GbE to 25GbE access connectivity upgrades for enterprise, data center, and carrier networks with support for 40GbE/100GbE uplink connectivity.  Furthermore, the XP60 family brings programmable Ethernet switching capabilities to the campus, embedded, and carrier access markets with devices that scale from 280Gbps to 720Gbps.  The new XP60 and XP70 family, combined with the production qualified XP80 family of products now extends Cavium’s XPliant programmable architecture from 3.2Tbps down to 280Gbps.

According to Dell ‘Oro, more than 50% of all servers will be 10GE based by end of 2017, with 10GBase-T shipments growing the fastest and eventually overtaking SFP+ shipments by 2019. [[1]] Dell’Oro attributes this growth, in part, to the fact that twisted-pair cable has long remained a popular choice for connectivity due to its low cost and ability to terminate exact cable lengths in the field.  Additionally, these installed cable plants support seamless upgrades from 1GbE to 10GbE, giving the data center operators a simple choice for scaling their networks to support LAN/SAN consolidation and virtualization.

Today 100GbE is emerging as the optimal choice for the core network connectivity, for both intra- and inter-data center applications due to optical component and OEM “system level” prices that have fallen below the 40GbE benchmark, which has been considered and deployed as the “next step up” from 10GbE.

In this environment, the XP60 and XP70 families achieve the ideal mix of price, performance, and power while adding telemetry, and programmability to next-generation switching solutions. 
  • ·         The XP60 family is cost and power optimized for 1GbE, 2.5GbE, and 10GbE access markets.
  • ·         The XP70 family is cost and power optimized for 10GbE/25GbE Top of Rack systems with 100GbE uplinks.
  • ·         Integrated Packet Trakker™ technology delivers a wealth of visibility and telemetry to solve the most intriguing diagnostic issues.
  • ·         Fully shared centralized packet buffer.
  • ·         Highly scalable network policy engine brings enterprise class security to hybrid cloud and cloud networks.
  • ·         Flexible Uniport architecture supports 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G, and 100G MAC speeds independently per port.
  • ·         Advanced traffic management engine and PFC architecture supports the most demanding mix of RoCE, iWARP, NVMe, and proprietary lossless applications.

Finally, the XP60 and XP70 families leverage the same programmable engines as the field-proven, volume shipping XP80 family.  This enables transparent software migration for current XP80 customers, as well as use of the entire XPliant suite of software tools.

Analyst Quotes
“There still exists a long life for 10GbE, in particular 10GBASE-T, in the data center,” said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. “Furthermore, we expect the majority of new data center core upgrades to be implemented with 100GbE given its attractive pricing coupled with the increase in data center network traffic.”

“Our research finds that the upgrade cycle from a 40G to 100G core is in full effect, but the solutions for 25Gbps access are still in the early adoption stage,” said Sameh Boujelbene, Senior Director at Dell Oro Group.  “We expect demand for 10G access to remain healthy for years to come.”

“Hybrid cloud an important architecture for enterprises shifting workloads to the cloud and programmable silicon covering 10/25/100GE speeds providing network traffic telemetry across hybrid cloud will be an imperative for achieving a high-quality user experience,” said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., senior research director and advisor, Cloud and Data Center Research Practice, IHS Markit Technology. In a recent IHS Markit report, 54% of respondents indicated they would have hybrid clouds deployed by 2018, which will drive the need for 10/25/100GE programmable silicon.” [[2]]

The XP60 and XP70 families are now sampling to customers. Production qualified parts will be available this quarter.

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.


Media Contact:
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email:
angel.atondo@cavium.com



[[1]] Information based on Dell’Oro Groups, The Server Five Year Forecast Report, January 2017, Information is not an endorsement of Cavium. Any reliance on these results is at the third party's own risk. Visit www.delloro.com for more details.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Cavium 25/50Gbps Ethernet Adapter Technology Powers Hewlett Packard Enterprise Synergy

FastLinQ® 25/50GbE enables HPE customers to realize the potential of the HPE Synergy composable infrastructure
SAN JOSE, CA – July 18, 2017 – 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, announced today that its FastLinQ® Ethernet 25/50GbE technology will power HPE® Synergy®480 and 660 Gen10 compute modules. The introduction for this new class of I/O connectivity for the HPE Synergy Gen 9 and Gen 10 compute modules provides significant density, cost and power benefits and enables acceleration of enterprise, telco and cloud applications.

Cavium FastLinQ NICs are built from the ground up to bridge traditional and new IT with the agility, speed and continuous delivery needed for today’s applications. Based on the innovative technology from Cavium and HPE, customers can run more demanding workloads and applications that require higher bandwidth and lower latency than existing I/O offerings. This includes hybrid cloud, Big Data, high performance compute and traditional enterprise applications.

Cavium 25/50Gb Ethernet Adapter Technology for HPE
The HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter, powered by Cavium’s QL45604 controller, delivers high bandwidth and low latency connectivity for the HPE Synergy platform. This dual-port 25/50Gb adapter provides 2.5 times the available server I/O bandwidth for HPE Synergy Gen 9 and Gen 10 compute modules vs. previous generation, allowing HPE customers to improve workload performance. With support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), I/O latency is significantly reduced to increase application performance.

"Cavium is a leading provider for I/O connectivity for a broad range of HPE servers," said Rajneesh Gaur, VP and General Manager, Ethernet Adapter Group, at Cavium. "The introduction of the HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter based on Cavium technology brings high-performance and low latency Ethernet connectivity for world-class HPE Synergy composable infrastructure. This is an important milestone in enabling enterprise data centers and service providers to increase operational efficiency and application performance enabling an agile IT infrastructure."

“The ability to provide high-performance 25/50Gb Ethernet connectivity within HPE Synergy, the industry’s first platform for composable infrastructure, enables our customers to greatly improve application performance and virtual machine scalability, while significantly reducing hardware and management complexity. In addition, Cavium’s Ethernet technology supports enhanced security features and secure firmware updates in HPE Gen10 servers, providing customers increased protection against firmware attacks,” said Tom Lattin, Vice President of Server Options for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Key Ethernet technologies and features include:
  • HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter supports up to 100Gbps bi-directional bandwidth for enhanced network performance.
  • Designed to support HPC clusters, computational, financial and other applications requiring low-latency network connectivity with support for RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). Also capable of supporting Internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol (iWARP) with future firmware upgrade.
  • DPDK support provides small packet acceleration capability for telco, ecommerce and other applications.
  • Advanced Server Virtualization features that include Single Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) for low latency high-performance virtual workloads.
  • Support for PXE boot, IPV6 and HPE Sea of Sensor 3D Technology to simplify connectivity and improve overall TCO of the network connectivity.
  • Acceleration for Networking Virtualization with Stateless Offloads for tunneling protocols including NVGRE, VxLAN and GRE.
Security Features
  • Authenticated updates for NICs validate that signed firmware is correct and trusted to eliminate rogue firmware installation.
  • Secure Boot safeguards the NIC and ensures no rogue drivers are being executed on start-up.
  • Sanitization (Secure User Data Erase) renders user and configuration data on the NIC irretrievable so that NICs can be safely repurposed or disposed.
Availability
The new HPE Synergy 6810C 25/50Gb Ethernet adapter was recently announced by HPE on July 11th, 2017 and will be shipping in the third quarter of 2017.

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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. For more information about the Company, please visit: http://www.cavium.com/.

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Angel Atondo
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Cavium, Inc.
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Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cavium FastLinQ® Ethernet Enables Universal RDMA for Dell EMC 14th Generation PowerEdge Servers

Concurrent 10/25GbE iWARP and RoCE deliver ultimate flexibility to accelerate I/O with CPU offload

SAN JOSE, CA – July 11, 2017 – Today, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise and cloud data centers, announced the new FastLinQ® QL41000 Series of 10/25GbE Ethernet NICs, which are supported on Dell EMC14th Generation PowerEdge servers. The FastLinQ QL41000 Series are the industry’s only NIC solution that gives customers the technology choice and investment protection with support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP.  The FastLinQ adapters coupled with new generation PowerEdge servers enable administrators to optimize their infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density by leveraging built-in technologies like SR-IOV and Network Partitioning (NPAR) that deliver acceleration and quality of service (QoS) for workloads and infrastructure traffic.  Additionally, the FastLinQ adapters provide full network function virtualization (NFV) with excellent small packet performance and integration with DPDK and OpenStack, enabling telcos and NFV application customers to seamlessly deploy, manage and accelerate the most demanding NFV workloads.

“Enterprise and cloud data centers have differing requirements driven by infrastructure and applications for latency and congestion management, so flexibility of the networking solution is key, said Bob Wheeler, principal analyst at The Linley Group. Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series family with Universal RDMA effectively addresses these challenges while delivering a flexible and future proof networking solution.

“Cavium FastLinQ 10GbE/25GbE Ethernet NICs, with Universal RDMA are designed to accelerate access to networking and storage while offloading server CPU,” said Rajneesh Gaur, vice president and general manager, Ethernet Adapter Group, at Cavium. “The introduction of Universal RDMA in Dell’s flagship 14G server is a major milestone and provides customers with an innovative solution delivering flexibility in choice of RDMA and cost savings for next generation private, hybrid and telco cloud data centers.”

“Dell EMC 14th generation PowerEdge Servers are delivering a scalable, automated and secure architecture for any workload, from traditional to cloud-native applications and converged platforms,”  said Brian Payne, vice president product management and marketing, server solutions division, Dell EMC. “With the unique Universal RDMA capabilities in the FastLinQ QL41000 Series Ethernet NICs in the new PowerEdge servers, customers can transform their infrastructure for modern workloads and cloud initiatives by increasing performance while optimizing infrastructure costs.”

Purpose built to accelerate and simplify data center networking, Cavium FastLinQ Ethernet technology in Dell PowerEdge servers delivers:
  • Universal RDMA – Industry’s only network adapter that offers customers a choice of RDMA technology and investment protection with concurrent support for RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP.
  • Network Virtualization Offloads – Acceleration for network virtualization by offloading protocol processing for VxLAN, NVGRE, GRE and GENEVE, enabling customers to build and scale virtualized networks without impacting network performance.
  • Server Virtualization – Optimizes infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density by leveraging built-in technologies like SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that deliver acceleration and QoS for workloads and infrastructure traffic.
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) – Enables telco and NFV application vendors to seamlessly deploy, manage and accelerate the most demanding NFV workloads by delivering leading small packet performance and integration with DPDK and OpenStack.
  • Storage Acceleration: Full protocol offload for iSCSI and FCoE delivers up to 3M IOPS while consuming the fewest server CPU cycles, leaving headroom for virtual applications and enabling higher ROI on server investments.
Availability
The new FastLinQ 41000 Series 10/25Gbps Ethernet adapters are now available from Dell EMC.

For more information, visit www.qlogic.com and www.cavium.com

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.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Cavium Schedules Q2 2017 Financial Results Conference Call

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2017 – 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, has scheduled its second quarter 2017 financial results conference call for 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Cavium will release the company’s second quarter financial results approximately one hour prior to the conference call.

The Cavium financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the Cavium web site at http://www.cavium.com. Please access the web site at least a few minutes prior to the start of the call if you need to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for a limited period.

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.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com


Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Cavium and China Unicom Announce Trials of M-CORD NFV/5G Platforms in China

Demonstrates platform combining ThunderX® ARM V8.1 workload optimized data center server processors and XPliant® SDN fabric at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017

SAN JOSE, CA, and SHANGHAI, CHINA June 28, 2017  Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking and China Unicom today announced a targeted program for testing 5G target use cases on M-CORD SDN/NFV platform by using Cavium silicon-based white box hardware in M-CORD racks populated with ThunderX® ARM-based data center COTS servers and XPliant® programmable SDN Ethernet switch-based white box switches.

China Unicom and Cavium will shortly commence trials in several locations in mainland China to explore the new service.

Cavium and China Unicom will demonstrate Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) use cases developed through previously announced collaboration with China Unicom utilizing the ON.Lab M-CORD (Mobile Central Office Re-architected as data center) SDN/NFV platform at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai from Jun 28th – Jun 30th 2017. The conference will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), in the China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd (“China Unicom”) booth at stand location W4.B20.

This M-CORD SDN/NFV software platform and hardware rack are fully integrated with virtualized and disaggregated mobile infrastructure elements from the edge of the Radio Access Network (RAN) to distributed mobile core and the ONOS and XOS SDN and orchestration software. It allows for a virtually turn-key operation in any central office or edge data center for a full NFV C-RAN deployment. The solution is a full Cavium powered rack combining the ThunderX® ARM based data center servers with the award winning highly programmable XPliant Ethernet leaf and spine SDN switches which enable a compelling platform for M-CORD.

“We are very excited to collaborate with China Unicom to explore 5G target use cases leveraging the M-CORD SDN/NFV platform and to work towards field deployment. A homogenous hardware architecture fully optimized for NFV and 5G functions is a key pre-requisite for field deployments,” said Raj Singh Vice President & General Manager of the Network & Communication Group at Cavium. “This differentiated and highly scalable implementation of M-CORD platform using Cavium silicon based white box hardware will allow operators such as China Unicom to rapidly implement next generation network topologies.”

“Our collaboration with Cavium continues to deliver real progress and we are looking forward to trying M-CORD and virtualized RAN implementation in our network,” said Dr. Tang Xiongyan, Chief Scientist of Network Technology Research Institute, China Unicom. “We believe that our partnership will provide significant benefits to both parties.”

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/.

About China Unicom 
China Unicom was officially established on 15 October 2008, and is committed to forging itself into a world-leading innovative ICT service provider. As of 2015, China Unicom is ranked 207 among the Fortune Global 500. As a leading operator providing both fixed-line and mobile services in China, the subscriber number of fixed service and mobile service is more than 300 million, and its service covers 31 provincial branches and 7 overseas operations. It has about 400,000 employees. For more information about China Unicom, please visit  http://www.chinaunicom.com.cn

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Cavium, Inc.
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com


Cavium Unveils Industry’s Most Advanced 10/25/40/50Gbps Ethernet NIC Family

FastLinQ® 41000 Series enable Next Generation Cloud Data center and Enterprise with a Flexible, Future Proof, Secure and comprehensive networking and storage solution

SAN JOSE, CA – June 27, 2017 – Today, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise and cloud data centers, announced the FastLinQ 41000 Series, its low power, second generation of 10/25/40/50GbE NIC and the industry's only NIC adapter with Universal RDMA, making it the industry's most advanced 10/25/40/50Gbps Ethernet NIC Family. Leveraging over a decade of networking technology expertise and industry leadership, the cost and power optimized FastLinQ 41000 Series deliver advanced networking for cloud and telco architectures. FastLinQ 41000 Series NICs are available immediately from Cavium and will soon be available from leading Tier-1 OEMs and ODMs worldwide in standard, mezzanine, LOM and OCP form factors.

The unprecedented growth in demand for bandwidth is driving data center networks to be scalable and offer on-demand bandwidth provisioning and application agility. Data centers are expanding at a rapid pace as is the virtualization and container density for compute, driving the need for higher bandwidth between the server and switches. 25GbE, a new standard in networking, leverages the maximum potential of Multi-core processors, NVMe flash storage and cloud architectures to deliver 2.5 times the performance, reducing the power and cost per gigabit significantly[1]. Although the cost, power and performance benefits of 25Gbps Ethernet technology are undisputed, enterprise and cloud data centers investing in 25GbE also require a flexible and highly interoperable solution. This can be a challenge considering the mix of pre-standard and standard-based 25GbE products in the market. In addition, the recent spurs in malware-led intrusion and data theft are driving private and public cloud networks to ensure that only trusted and validated software components get deployed. Enterprise and cloud data centers also have differing requirements driven by infrastructure and application workloads for latency and congestion management, so flexibility of the networking solution is key. Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series family effectively addresses these challenges while delivering a flexible and future proof networking solution.

The FastLinQ QL41000 family is the second generation of standards compliant 25/50GbE NICs and the industry’s only NIC adapter family that delivers customers the technology choice and investment protection with support for concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP – Universal RDMA.  The FastLinQ adapters coupled with leading server and networking platforms enable enterprise data centers to optimize their infrastructure costs and increase virtual machine density by leveraging built-in technologies like concurrent SR-IOV and NIC Partitioning (NPAR) that deliver acceleration and QoS for tenant workloads and infrastructure traffic.  Additionally, the FastLinQ adapters provide full Network Function Virtualization with excellent small packet performance with integration into DPDK and OpenStack enabling Cloud and Telcos/NFV customers to seamlessly deploy, manage and accelerate the most demanding artificial intelligence, Big Data, CDN and Machine Learning workloads. Storage Acceleration and offloads like NVMe-oF™, NVMe-Direct, iSCSI, iSER and FCoE built into the FastLinQ QL41000 enable seamless upgrade paths from existing storage paradigms to next generation NVMe and persistent memory semantics. Enabling zero-touch automatic speed and FEC selection, Cavium FastLinQ SmartAN™ technology virtually eliminates interoperability challenges in physical layer networks.
“The addition of FastLinQ 41000 Series of highly optimized 10/25/40/50GbE NICs to Cavium’s broad Ethernet NIC portfolio enables Cavium to meet and exceed the requirements of the most demanding enterprise, telco and cloud applications and deliver scalability to drive business growth,” said Rajneesh Gaur, Vice President and General Manager of Ethernet Adapter Group, Cavium. “FastLinQ 41000 Series provides a highly differentiated solution by delivering flexibility in choice of RDMA and seamless interoperability with a broad ecosystem of Ethernet switching and server solutions using SmartAN™ technology”.
Purpose-built for accelerating and simplifying data center networking, Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series Ethernet technology delivers:
     Enterprise Class Reliability, Flexibility and Security – With millions of Ethernet ports shipped, and a flexible architecture that delivers faster time to market and future proofing for new and emerging technologies, FastLinQ Ethernet NICs are amongst the top choices for enterprise data centers. Cavium SmartAN technology enables adaptive link controls for seamless zero-touch interoperability with industry wide 25/100GbE switches and cables. Extensive and robust support of a broad variety of enterprise and cloud operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, VMware ESXi, FreeBSD and Solaris for seamless integration for diverse application platforms across x86, ARM, SPARC and Power8 architectures. Support for UEFI Secure Boot safeguards the FastLinQ NIC and ensures no rogue drivers are being executed on start-up, preventing the injection of malware.
    Cloud Ready – 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. Authenticated updates for NICs validate that signed firmware is correct and trusted to eliminate rogue firmware installation, reducing attack surfaces.
      Storage Acceleration – Concurrent full offload for NVMe-oF™, NVMe-Direct, SMB Direct, iSER, iSCSI and FCoE delivers up to 3M IOPS while consuming fewer server CPU cycles, leaving headroom for virtual applications and higher ROI on server investments with seamless upgrade paths of next gen storage connectivity.
   Telco and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) – Leading small packet performance, with line rate packet per second for 10/25Gbps Ethernet, MPLSoUDP offload, and integration with DPDK and OpenStack with Mirantis FUEL Plug-in, enables Telco’s and NFV application vendors to seamlessly deploy, manage and accelerate the most demanding NFV workloads.

FastLinQ 41000 Series Product Features:
·         10/25/40/50Gbps Ethernet connectivity across standard and OCP form factors
·         PCIe Gen 3 x8 with backward compatibility
·         Passive heat sink design
·         Universal RDMA – Concurrent RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP
·         Stateless offloads for VxLAN, NVGRE, GENEVE
·         SmartAN for seamless 10/25GbE interoperability
·         Full Storage protocol offloads for iSCSI, FCoE, iSER, NVMe-oF, SMB Direct
·         Secure Firmware Update and UEFI secure boot
·         Comprehensive Management across heterogeneous platforms with QConvergeConsole GUI and CLI

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™ Intelligent NICs that cover the entire spectrum of customer Ethernet connectivity and offload requirements. Cavium Ethernet adapters are trusted by customers worldwide.
Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series are available now. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com and www.cavium.com.
To learn more about how Cavium FastLinQ Universal RDMA Technology can deliver the ultimate in flexibility and choice - register for a joint Cavium – The Linley Group Webinar 
Partner Supporting Quotes
“Arista Networks, as a fellow founder of the 25G Ethernet consortium, recognizes the need for a strong ecosystem. We have partnered with Cavium to ensure availability of tested and interoperable solutions for hyperscale data centers,” said Martin Hull, Senior Director Product Management for Arista Networks. “Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series of 10/25G NICs and Arista’s portfolio of 25G leaf and spine systems deliver backward compatibility and investment protection with standards compliance.”

“Software Defined Networking and Storage Spaces Direct are the foundation of Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD) solution offerings – a key tenet of Microsoft’s hybrid cloud strategy that enables highly flexible, economical, and cloud-scale data centers,” said Ravi Rao, Group Manager, Windows Networking, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to see Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series of 10/25GbE NICs, with support for RoCE, RoCEv2, and iWARP, achieve SDDC Premium certification that proves their ability to power software defined data centers built using Windows Server 2016.”

“Most clouds and data centers today run on Ubuntu, the leading Cloud OS. Canonical is pleased to partner with Cavium FastLinQ to announce NVMe-oF support on Ubuntu 17.04 to supply the industry’s high performing and low-latency storage networks needed for today's data centric applications,” said Anand Krishnan, EVP of Cloud, Canonical

"Today's enterprise and telecommunications infrastructures rely on open source innovations like OpenStack and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). These same infrastructures also require a new level of connectivity, such as that enabled by the Cavium FastLinQ™ 41000 Series,” said Gunnar Hellekson, senior director, Product Management, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat. “Red Hat is proud to help lead this open source innovation, and we are pleased to work with Cavium and other contributors on technologies such as RDMA and DPDK to help power the open, connected infrastructure of the future."

“As software defined infrastructures evolve and newer kinds of workloads are deployed on SDDC, requirements for network virtualization offloads, higher bandwidth, lower costs and simplified management are increasing,” said Sudhanshu (Suds) Jain, Product Manager, VMware. “Sharing the vision of simplified infrastructure operations and increased application performance, VMware is pleased to collaborate with Cavium to bring technology advancements like FastLinQ 10/25GbE NICs with VxLAN and GENEVE offloads to the market.”
    
Analyst Supporting Quotes
The Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series should have broad market appeal given its support for the many protocols and features required by today’s diverse and dynamic marketplace,” said Seamus Crehan, President of Crehan Research. “Designed to address the rapidly changing needs of the data center and the specific needs of mega data centers run by telecommunications providers, MSPs and enterprise private clouds.”

Cavium FastLinQ 41000 Series of network adapters address the demanding needs of the next-generation agile data center by providing a flexible and future-proof solution,” said Shane Rau, Research Vice President, Computing Semiconductors of IDC. “With a compelling set of offloads for both server and storage applications, along with a flexible architecture, these second-generation 25GbE NICs from Cavium are well poised to ride the wave of networking interconnects.”

“The data center market is well into a ramp for deployment of 25/50GbE, with significant deployments in large cloud service providers (CSPs) looking to migrate from 10GbE server connectivity to 25GbE server connectivity with 100GbE switching. Mainstream enterprises are expected to follow later in 2017,” said Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., Research Director and Advisor, Data Center Research Practice, IHS Markit.  “In a recent IHS Markit report, we discovered that 25GE ports are expected to represent 31% of adapter ports shipped by 2021. The introduction of 25GbE adapters targeting cloud, telco NFV, and enterprise specific use cases are an important and timely event advancing the networking market, driving new opportunity.” [2]

“Data centers are in the midst of a rapid migration to distributed applications, a massive expansion in the size of the clustered server environments--which together are driving a huge increase in IP traffic inside the data center,” said Frank Berry, Founder and Senior Analyst at IT Brand Pulse. “Servers in these data centers need both high bandwidth and low latency network connectivity. Cavium 41000 Series adapters more than meet the challenge by providing up to 100Gb throughput and multiple ultra-low latency technologies including RoCE, iWARP and DPDK kernel bypass.”

“The FastLinQ QL41000 Series represents the Swiss army knife of 25G Ethernet adapters,” said Bob Wheeler, Principal Analyst at The Linley Group. “These NICs are unique in supporting both RoCE and iWARP while also providing a broad set of storage and virtualization offloads.”  

“Traditional network infrastructures are rigid and complex, making it both time-consuming and error prone to deploy workloads that require network changes,” said Paul Teich, Principal Analyst at TIRIAS Research. “Organizations can achieve rapid scale and agility when they adopt software-defined network (SDN) and software-defined storage (SDS) models for deployment and management. Look beyond server virtualization to achieve higher efficiency while also solving operational and security challenges.”

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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.

Media Contact
Angel Atondo
Sr. Marketing Communications Manager
Telephone: +1 408-943-7417
Email: angel.atondo@cavium.com