Tuesday, December 4, 2012

NoviFlow Debuts 100Gbps OpenFlow 1.1 Switch

NoviFlow, a start-up based in Montreal, released a 100Gbps Open Flow 1.1 compatible switch designed to bring network virtualization and programmability to large data centers, network operators, cloud and financial service providers.

The NoviKit 100 leverages EZchip's NP-4 Network Processor.  Key features include:

  • High performance NoviWare 100 OpenFlow 1.1 switching software – with demonstrated performance rates of 100 Gbps
  • OpenFlow-based SDN,  including full support and implementation for the OpenFlow 1.1 specification
  • Additional statistics not defined in the OpenFlow standard e.g. summary counters and ability to display error logs, ideal for testing and troubleshooting
  • Integration with the market leading NP-4 network processor from EZchip Semiconductor
  • A compact 1.5U box, stand-alone or rack-mounted, with modular 1 and 10 Gbps port expansion options.
  • Command Line Interface (CLI) configuration
  • Dynamic configuration loading and reporting via XML
  • Lab tested by a tier one Systems Integrator

"OpenFlow has proven itself in real-world SDN deployments by leading companies such as Google. Now, we’re giving OpenFlow a high-performance boost,” said Dominique Jodoin, President and CEO of NoviFlow Inc. “General purpose CPUs are great for many applications, but today’s major data center operators demand switching solutions with genuine wire-speed performance. At NoviFlow, we combine the benefits of virtualization and programmability with processors that can handle complex network flows to make it possible for data centers to keep up with today’s exponentially growing networking demand."