Solarflare's XtremeScale™ SFN8500 adapter family provides the best performance yet, with higher bandwidth, lower latency and higher packet rates. SFN8500 family adapters are based on a common hardware platform, enabling customers to configure the features and performance they want, to meet the particular needs of each application. Capabilities such as ultra-low latency, Onload® kernel bypass, class-leading clock synchronization accuracy providing MIFID II readiness, ServerLock® NIC-based firewall, SolarCapture® and more, can be enabled to run on any SFN8500 adapter on the network, making this the one Ethernet adapter to deploy across your data center or cloud infrastructure.
The XtremeScale SFN8522 dual-port 10G Ethernet SFP+ server adapter delivers faster, more efficient processing of network traffic to accelerate a wide range of applications. The SFN8522 has 8 lanes of PCle 3.1 making it an ideal workhorse for 10GbE data center and cloud workloads, providing high bandwidth, high packet-rate and CPU efficient processing of network traffic.
When configured with Solarflare software licenses, the SFN8522 can address ultra-low latency applications, highly accurate clock synchronization and hardware time stamping, packet filtering, packet capture, and more. Adapters can be purchased pre-configured with popular software bundles, or configured on-site with software options.
The platform's hardware optimizes packet flow to and from the user application. When licensed for ultra-low latency, it delivers unrivaled sub-microsecond TCP and UDP latency. With Onload, the industry's best application-to-application performance is enabled via Solarflare's unique and patented kernel bypass techniques.
The SFN8522 is ideal for scale-out cloud, web and CDN application environments. Solarflare adapters are used in a wide range of use cases, including software defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), web content optimization, DNS acceleration, web firewalls, load balancing, NoSQL databases, caching tiers (Memcached), web proxies, video streaming and storage networks. The SFN8522 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. In addition, when used with Onload, the SFN8522 further reduces host processing overhead and accelerates web and cloud traffic.
SECURING THE SERVER
The SFN8522 adapter includes Solarflare's ServerLock firmware which is digitally signed with an ECC384 signature to ensure tamper resistance while including a hardware based filter engine that can be leveraged to secure all the traffic entering and leaving the server. This can be enabled by installing ServerLock Local or binding the NIC to a ServerLock Manager in an enterprise configuration.
SCALABLE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE VIRTUALIZATION
Solarflare is the proven leader in VM density and performance, and the SFN8522 sets the bar with 2048 vNICs, SR-IOV, overlay network acceleration e.g. VXLAN, NVGRE. In addition, the SFN8522 supports kernel bypass running in a guest VM, so users can run ultra-low latency Onload or SolarCapture in a virtualized or cloud environment. The SFN8522 is also fully flow-aware, providing flexible layer 2-4 flow processing and flow steering natively. The benefits are efficient flow acceleration in almost every environment from the data center to the stock exchange.
- Bandwidth up to 40Gbps
- Latencies below 1µsec
- XtremePacket Engine provides 1000s of flows/virtual NICs per adapter
- APIs to software defined the adapter enabling a wide range of capabilities
- UKB enables extreme application acceleration
- Telemetry for packet capture, monitoring and analysis
- NIC-level security through packet filtering and secure server lockdown