SD-WAN Acceleration

The market for SD-WAN has grown rapidly, as companies have recognized 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 offers enhanced security, simplified network visibility, and auto-provisioning and management.

As today’s SD-WAN deployments become more advanced, they are taking advantage of multi-gigabit throughput to enable hub-and-spoke deployments, including telco central offices, multiple dwelling units (MDUs), and campus aggregation connections. Traditional software-based SD-WAN infrastructure cannot handle the required levels of throughput for such network designs, but replacing the entire SD-WAN infrastructure with an advanced, high-bandwidth version is costly and inflexible to future changes.

Ethernity Networks provides an ideal solution for SD-WAN data plane acceleration through its FPGA-based SmartNICs, which can reduce time-to-market and improve cost efficiency.

Our ACE-NIC family of FPGA SmartNICs supports 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 SmartNICs, 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 SmartNICs offer high performance through hardware acceleration, while reducing costs and enabling enterprise VPN access, making it an ideal solution for service providers in their move toward cloud-based edge appliances.

The following are some of the networking capabilities Ethernity’s ACE-NIC family of SmartNICs provides for SD-WAN deployments:

  • High-speed IPSec and other tunneling protocol offload and termination
  • Policing, monitoring, OAM to support SLA at wirespeed
  • Up to 80Gbps of deterministic throughput with extremely low latency
  • Fast failover detection
  • Deterministic hierarchical QoS