Ethernity Networks Releases the 100G ACE-NIC100 FPGA-based Smart NIC
Comprehensive data and security processing offload on programmable FPGA, accelerating telco edge and data center applications
Lod, Israel – October 2, 2018 – Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L), 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%.”
The ACE-NIC100 is the newest addition to Ethernity’s complete networking solution, which includes programmable FPGA-based hardware, patented ENET Flow Processor firmware, and the comprehensive ENET Software Suite. While the product’s rich set of networking features are designed to meet the needs of most telco providers, additional customizations are available per customer.
Ethernity will present the ACE-NIC100 for the first time at next week’s SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague, Netherlands, booth B44, as well as at the Broadband World Forum from October 23-25 in Berlin, Germany, booth #E110.
About Ethernity Networks
Ethernity Networks (AIM: ENET.L) is a leading innovator of network data processing technology and products. Mounted on low-cost COTS FPGAs and with a rich set of networking features, Ethernity’s ACE-NIC smart network adapters, ENET SoCs, and network appliances offer best-in-class all-programmable platforms for the fixed and mobile telecom, enterprise security, and data center markets. Our complete offering, incorporating hardware, FPGA firmware, and software applications, enables full programmability at the pace of software development, quickly adapting to changing market demands and applications and facilitating the deployment of edge computing, 5G, and SDN/NFV.