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Cavium displaces the data center status quo

01 Nov 16

Cavium has unveiled its new line of QLogic FastLinQ adapters for Open Compute Project (OCP) servers.

The adapters will allow the company to extend its reach to the growing number of OCP servers being deployed at hyperscale and cloud service providers.

Frank Berry, senior analyst at IT Brand Pulse, says the new 25GbE technology is expected to displace 10GbE as the standard for server connectivity in the data center.

“By adding OCP adapters to their portfolio, Cavium expands its ability to address the fastest growing segment of the market, cloud service providers," he explains.

Designed to accelerate Network Virtualization workloads, the FastLinQ QL34512 adapter will deliver intelligent offloads for NVGRE, VxLAN and GENEVE tunneling protocols, providing an innovative solution delivering flexibility and cost savings for next generation enterprise, hyperscale CSP, tier 2/3 CSP, and telco data centers.

According to Cavium, the FastLinQ OCP Ethernet Adapter provides a number of key capabilities. These include accelerated server performance, network virtualization offloads, comprehensive management and OpenStack integration.

Rajneesh Gaur, general manager and vice president of Ethernet Adapter Group at Cavium, says the QLogic FastLinQ OCP adapters are designed from the ground up for software defined data centers where server connectivity has become critically important.

"QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet adapters bring higher bandwidth, lower latency, and offload a long list of networking protocols so that cloud service providers can preserve server resources for workloads that generate revenue."

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