Charlie Ashton, Senior Director Business Development at Napatech, looks at the importance of power and cost in edge data centers – the process of offloading virtual switching from server CPUs onto programmable Smart Network Interface Cards (SmartNICs).
Following some recent work to run VXLAN using HW offload, the Napatech OVS offload initiative now explores another important feature: mirror offload. Learn how this enables monitoring without affecting performance of the overall system.
Lately, Napatech has been working on a full OVS offload implementation. See how we've achieved a 6x performance gain compared to a basic OVS+DPDK solution running on a standard NIC.