Ethernity Networks a leading innovator of network data processing technology and products, has launched the ACE-NIC100, its second-generation Smart NIC, offering 100Gbps data processing and security offload.
The flexible ACE-NIC100 comes with 10G, 25G, 40G, and 100G interface configurations and includes an all-programmable FPGA equipped with Ethernity’s proven patented ENET Flow Processor firmware. This enables support for high bandwidth applications over COTS servers to enable the next-generation network edge, mobile 5G, advanced business and security services, and the telco cloud.
With its carrier-class ENET Flow Processor firmware, the ACE-NIC100 can support complete Carrier Ethernet Switch Router (CESR) offload with hierarchical QoS, performance monitoring, tunnelling, IPSec functionality, and much more. This allows high capacity deterministic performance for virtualized networking appliances such as vSwitch (OVS), vRouter, vCPE, vEPC, and vBRAS/vBNG.
Offloading networking workloads onto the programmable FPGA within the ACE-NIC100 allows providers to use less expensive and less power-hungry servers and to dedicate more CPU resources to user applications.
“As the market moves away from multicore ASICs, it has become apparent to us that existing FPGA-based solutions are prohibitively expensive,” said David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks. “We introduced the ACE-NIC100 as an affordable alternative, as it utilizes our ability to reduce the FPGA’s die-size by up to 80%.”