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Cavium Provides HPE Apollo, ProLiant NICs

November 30, 2017

Cavium Inc.’s FastLinQ GL41000 Series network interface cards are now available for the HPE Apollo Gen10 and ProLiant servers. The NICs support 10 and 25 gigabit Ethernet connectivity. And they feature Universal RDMA technology to expedite access to flash storage and networking, while offloading server CPU.

All that makes for better application performance, optimized server infrastructure, and greater scalability.

"Intelligent networking is a critical component for an agile application and delivering a secure environment for a hybrid infrastructure," said Tom Lattin, VP and GM of HPE Mass Market Platforms, Options, & Software.  "One of our key goals in collaborating with Cavium on their FastLinQ 10/25GbE technology was to enhance the performance and security of HPE ProLiant and HPE Apollo Gen10 servers."

Rajneesh Gaur, Vice President and General Manager of Ethernet Adapter Group, Cavium, added: "The introduction of this new class of I/O connectivity for a broad range of HPE Gen 10 computer platforms provides significant VM density, by allowing customers to remove all I/O bottnecks and utilize the full potential of the HPE Gen 10 servers."

Crehan Research President Seamus Crehan says the latest Intel Xeon Scalable processor family, NVMe, and persistent memory enable for higher workload and virtual machine densities. And that creates the need for higher performance networking solutions. "Adapters based on Cavium's FastLinQ 41000 Series technology deliver this flexibility and performance with Universal RDMA offloads which should meet the networking demands of next-gen applications while delivering a secure and future-proof solution," he added.

In addition to the features and functionality mentioned above, the FastLinQ 41000 family also provides support for 10GBASE-T and Cavium SmartAN technology for adaptor auto configuration.

And next year Cavium plans to deliver firmware updates to allow for network functions virtualization, NIC partitioning, and storage acceleration.

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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