Netronome, Advantech and Spirent Demonstrate Solution for SDN-Enabled Appliances and Servers

October 14, 2014

Santa Clara, CA – October 14, 2014 Netronome, the leading provider of data plane processing solutions for software-defined networks (SDN), today announced that the company will jointly demonstrate a solution, with Advantech and Spirent Communications, for high-performance appliances and servers in carrier-grade SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) designs. The demonstration will be featured in the ONF SDN Solutions Showcase at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The demonstration features the Advantech® CGS-6010 server with Netronome® FlowNIC PCIe acceleration cards and FlowEnvironment software. The solution targets high-bandwidth virtualized environments where load balancing and packet classification tasks are more cost-efficient when offloaded. FlowNIC PCIe cards offer a highly programmable heterogeneous multicore architecture that tightly couples Netronome flow processing cores with the CGS-6010’s Intel for application and control plane processing over a high-speed virtualized PCIe datapath. The integrated solution delivers increased packet forwarding performance fully integrated with OVS and Intel® DPDK, making the Advantech CGS6010 instantly compliant with OpenFlow controllers and SDN overlay networks in carrier and data center environments.

The demonstration will also feature Spirent TestCenter® products which will be used to simulate the demanding traffic patterns of a large-scale SDN network. It will spotlight standards compliance, line-rate throughput, leading flow setup rates and interoperability for technologies such as VXLAN, NVGRE, MPLS, OVS and OpenFlow. Spirent TestCenter products give users the confidence that carrier grade systems can support the most demanding SDN environments.

“The Advantech CGS-6010 server, with Netronome’s acceleration, is an ideal solution for carrier-grade networks,” said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president and general manager of marketing at Netronome. “Our demonstration with Spirent validates that this solution is ready for deployment in critical SDN and NFV environments.”

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About Netronome
Netronome is the leading developer of high-performance networking solutions for cloud, data center, service provider and enterprise communications products. Netronome flow processing solutions increase the performance of virtualized servers by offloading compute-intensive workloads such as network virtualization, security, flow classification, content processing, deep packet inspection and dynamic load balancing. Netronome products are used by networking OEMs, ODMs worldwide and include FlowProcessors, FlowNICs and FlowEnvironment software. Netronome processors are supported by comprehensive tools and a broad ecosystem of premier partners. Netronome products are developed in labs in Santa Clara, CA, Boxborough, MA and Pittsburgh, PA. To learn more about Netronome and its products, please visit

About Spirent Communications plc.
Spirent Communications plc. (LSE: SPT), a global leader in test and measurement, offers an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing and virtualized environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network and application security, automotive networks and positioning technologies. For more information visit:

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