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One Convergence Announces Edge Acceleration Platform for SDN and Overlay Networking

Open vSwitch Offload Combined With Inline Acceleration for Flow Processing, IPSec and DPI to Achieve Scalable Performance (May 07, 2012)

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 05/07/12 -- Interop 2012 -- One Convergence today announced OpenFlow compliant Edge Acceleration Platform (EAP) that scales, accelerates and offloads Open vSwitch and enables user extensions via custom flow actions.

Overlay networking using L2oL3 tunneling to connect Open vSwitches as a way of realizing Network Virtualization is fast emerging as a network paradigm that allows dynamic provisioning and efficient utilization while providing isolation for multi-tenancy in the datacenter. One Convergence EAP can facilitate network appliances and servers to achieve wire speed performance while freeing up the host processors, extend edge switching for application specific flow actions and be future proof with emerging standards & protocols.

The initial offering of EAP is a solution running on Freescale's QorIQ P4080-based Smart IO PCIe adapter platform with dual 10G and is targeted for data center applications like virtualized servers, edge switches, L2oL3 gateways and other network appliances. The solution will have support for L2oL3 tunneling like VXLAN, NVGRE and other protocols along with full offload of Open vSwitch for enabling OpenFlow based SDN.

"The advanced hardware acceleration engines and optimal performance of Freescale's eight-core QorIQ P4080 SoC are ideal for delivering application-specific processing for low latency 10G Ethernet datacenter networking," said Bernd Lienhard, Vice President and General Manager of Freescale's Networking Processor Division. "One Convergence has developed a compelling solution for flow-based server acceleration which intelligently leverages the Freescale processor's ability to handle large flow tables and efficiently steer packets to host VMs for optimal performance."

"Interface Masters is pleased to team up with One Convergence and Freescale on the Edge Acceleration Platform solution which is a unique solution addressing the Software-Defined Networking market," stated Udi Yuhjtman, President of Interface Masters. "As virtualization becomes more pervasive within networking, the challenge of tapping and monitoring network traffic becomes increasingly more difficult and complex. The Open vSwitch and OpenFlow offload provide a seamless solution to address data monitoring in the virtual environment, providing full visibility and access to network information while ensuring zero penalty is incurred."

The features of the solution include:

  • Open vSwitch Offload / Acceleration
  • OpenFlow Protocol Compliant
  • Application Specific Flow Actions
  • High Performance Flow Processing
  • Acceleration for IPSec, DPI & Custom Processing
  • L2oL3 Tunneling (VXLAN, NVGRE)

"Network Virtualization and OpenFlow based SDN are the emerging technologies to support multi-tenancy and provide scalability with efficient resource utilization for enterprise and data center deployments," said Prasad Vellanki, CEO of One Convergence. "The Edge Acceleration Platform not only enables network appliances and servers to support these SDN requirements but also helps them be compliant with the emerging standards and have application specific customization to differentiate from the competition."

The solution is expected to be available on Freescale QorIQ P4080 based adapters in Q3, 2012. Software includes optimized Open vSwitch along with Smart I/O software running on QorIQ MPUs and a host-based SDK. For additional information and inquires contact

About One Convergence, Inc.
One Convergence, Inc. is a company focused on delivering leading edge technologies and solutions for OEMs, ODMs, ISVs and others developing products for data center and emerging cloud infrastructure. One Convergence licenses technologies and provides solutions relating to SDN, virtualization, security/crypto and intelligent I/O targeted at a broad array of Networking Appliances, Servers and Storage Systems.

Media Contact:
Roshan Gudapati
Vice President, Marketing & Sales
One Convergence, Inc.
Email Contact
Tel: (408) 625-7022

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