NetFlow/IPFIX Exporter with Alveo
Accolade offers a NetFlow/IPFix export solution using a Xilinx Alveo Accelerator Card. With this powerful combination, customers and OEM vendors can now easily build and deploy a flow exporter.
Capturing flow records is an important monitoring function in computer networks and the de-facto standard format is NetFlow/IPFix. In some cases, switches or other devices in the network can output
NetFlow records. However, there are often points in the network where records are not available or perhaps must be output in another format. In this case, a standalone Flow Exporter appliance is very useful and with the Accolade plus Xilinx combination the OEM vendor only has to supply the requisite software; leaving all the hardware and advanced packet processing responsibilities to the Accolade FPGA code. Flow export software is also readily available from trusted third parties such as ntop.
To learn more about how Xilinx Alveo can be used as a Flow Exporter please read this description.