QSFP28 is Becoming the Universal Form Factor in 25/40/100GE Data Center Installations
Facilitate Flexibility In Designing Optical Networks
New data center technologies and architectures bring with them challenges which data center architects must be prepared to tackle. When implemented properly, new data center designs can provide exceptional gains in agility and flexibility which in turn increase business efficiency and decrease costs.
Accolade’s ANIC-200Kq, 2 x 100GE PCIe adapter with QSFP28 optics facilitates data center architect’s flexibility in designing sophisticated 25, 40 and 100GE networks.
Key Features of the ANIC-200Kq:
- Built-In Host CPU Offload – A variety of built-in pre-processing functions such as 100% packet capture, packet filtering, flow classification, flow shunting and deduplication are performed in hardware.
- Flow Classification – track up to 32 million unique IP flows.
- Flow Shunting – preserves CPU cycles allowing an application to programmatically turn packet transmission on or off-for a given flow (based on 5-tuple). Forward, drop, redirect flows (blacklist matching).
- Scale CPU bound applications such as Snort, Suricata and others.
- Reduced disk space requirements & CPU optimization make the ANIC-200Kq cost effective because it limits the need for horizontal server scaling, saving appliance cost, rackspace and power.
- Enable full 200Gbps data transfer across the PCIe bus by interconnecting two ANIC-200Kq adapters via direct attached cable (DAC).
- API and device driver facilitates easy integration with any software application.
- Programmable FPGA means that as a customer’s needs evolve the ANIC-200Kq adapter can be reprogrammed (by Accolade engineers) to accommodate new offload and acceleration requirements.