Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Procera Hits 150 Gbps Layer-7 Performance on Path to Bare Metal NFV

Procera Networks announced a big jump forward toward bare metal performance for NFV running on Intel-based platforms. Procera has now demonstrated its PacketLogic/V virtualized software solution running at over 150 Gbps on Intel Xeon Processor E5 v3 Family-based commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platforms. Previously, Procera had reported performance tests of 40Gbps.

"These performance results are groundbreaking," said James Brear, President and CEO at Procera Networks, "PacketLogic/V has demonstrated the highest NFV performance in the industry to date with full Layer-7 Subscriber Experience Intelligence functionality enabled. Our customers can begin taking full advantage of NFV and virtualization in their networks today."

Procera said its NFV performance was achieved through participation in the Intel Network Builders program and was focused on demonstrating that high-performance NFV applications can be successfully deployed on Intel® architecture-based COTS platforms and utilizing the Data Plane Development Kit.

The new benchmark was achieved on an Intel Xeon processor E5 2600 v3 system and running PacketLogic/V software in a virtual machine with multiple 40Gbps Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapters with SR-IOV enabled. The PacketLogic/V software had comprehensive Subscriber Experience Intelligence functionality and congestion management rules enabled, simulating a real world deployment, and the traffic rate was increased into the VNF until packets were dropped. PacketLogic/V software performed at over 150Gbps for traffic below the average packet size seen on the Internet. The software version used in this test is generally available now.