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This week at Mobile World Congress, Ericsson and Netronome will be holding a joint demonstration in the Ericsson area showcasing performance and efficiency gains that can be achieved when intelligent server adapters are used to accelerate and offload networking functions from cloud datacenter servers.

The demonstration showcases integration of Ericsson’s Cloud SDN platform, providing dynamic and seamless L3 VPN connectivity, with Netronome’s Agilio CX intelligent server adapters and Agilio software to provide dramatic acceleration for data path performance, while at the same time providing significant server CPU offload.

The demonstration will show advanced server-to-server tunneling, under Ericsson Cloud SDN control and Openstack orchestration. The demonstration will show that Netronome’s transparent offload of Open vSwitch (OVS) and VXLAN tunnel processing can dramatically boost data throughput rates, providing line rate forwarding at 40GbE speeds, while reducing server CPU utilization by over 50% over software based processing on the server. In addition, we will show that this high performance can be achieved high flexibility and high scalability for policies, which is critical for operators to enforce security and compliance.

We will further explain how these performance and efficiency gains translate directly into TCO savings of up to 5x for service providers and data center operators. We will show how IT Cloud and NFV applications workloads can be implemented with significantly less server and network resources when Netronome’s Agilio CX adapters are used for acceleration and offload of server based networking functions.

The demonstration is a proof point that Ericsson Cloud SDN Controller (based on latest OpenDaylight release and leveraging OpenvSwitch latest enhancement) enables innovative approach providing true business benefits to our Telco NFV and IT Cloud customers.

Please stop by and see our demo in the Ericsson booth!

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Patrick is SDN Strategic Product Manager at Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden. He has more than 15 years of experience working with in the telecom industry from strategy and product definition to marketing and sales with specific focus on IP and MPLS networks and technologies. His current focus is to drive product strategies for Cloud SDN portfolio. Patrick has Master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from his studies at Telecom SudParis in Evry, France and holds CCIE Emeritus Certification.