Enabling the Virtualized Edge with Smart NIC Data Acceleration Webinar

     Barak Perlman, Ethernity’s CTO
     Simon Stanley, Analyst at Large, Heavy Reading


The network edge provides a dramatic opportunity for NFV deployment, as communications service providers rapidly convert their existing edge infrastructure to mini virtualized data centers, and as cloud providers extend their reach closer to end users. The webinar describes this burgeoning market, explains the fundamental challenges, and reviews the various open source and standardization projects in this area. It also introduces SmartNICs and shows how SmartNICs using FPGAs that offer affordable, programmable, hardware-based acceleration, provide an ideal solution for this growing market segment.

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You will learn:

  • What is the virtualized edge, and what are telcos and cloud providers doing in this space
  • The unique requirements of the virtualized edge
  • Lessons learned from Microsoft Azure’s experience with SmartNICs
  • How SmartNICs accelerate both NFVI and various VNFs at the edge using SR-IOV
  • Why FPGA-based SmartNICs are best suited to address the challenges of the virtualized edge


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