The market for SD-WAN is growing rapidly, as companies recognize that it allows them to provide more capacity at better cost, overcoming bandwidth constraints and gaining far greater control over their networks. SD-WAN also can operate over any media or carrier, enabling transport media independence. It also offers enhanced security, simplified network visibility, and auto-provisioning and management. Moreover, research indicates that SD-WAN can help reduce network outages by as much as 95%.
As SD-WAN deployments advance, taking advantage of multi-gigabit throughput, the need for acceleration increases. Ethernity Networks provides an ideal solution for SD-WAN data plane acceleration through its FPGA-based SoCs, which can reduce time-to-market and improve cost efficiency.
Our ENET4200Z and ENET4840Z flow processor SoCs support the strict low-cost requirements of telco access and edge networks, offering significant computational power and data path offloads performed on FPGA. When used for SD-WAN data plane acceleration, they enable unique distribution over multiple networks. By using Ethernity’s FPGA-based platform, customers can benefit from a low-cost, high-capacity, yet fully programmable solution, which offers a comprehensive set of networking capabilities that perfectly match the requirements of SD-WAN. Our SoCs offer high performance through hardware acceleration, while reducing costs for 5G networks and enterprise VPN access, making it an ideal solution for service providers in their move toward cloud-based edge appliances.
These are some of the networking capabilities ENET Flow Processor technology provides for SD-WAN deployments:
- Multiple carrier load balancing
- Fast re-route and failover
- Policing, metering, OAM to support SLA
- Secured IPSec and VxLAN tunneling
- Deterministic QoS
- Programmable SDN-ready data path