Companies integrate complete network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) solution for small remote branch offices on low-cost Lanner Luna-D125 server powered by an Intel Atom® C2000 processor.

To secure millions of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) endpoints, controllers and gateways in complex environments, a comprehensive IIoT edge security platform should be equipped with hardware root of trust on each device, gateway and controller, with a mutual authentication between device and gateway as well as with a secured communication overlays design.

Software pattern matching, compute intensive module, multi-core implementation, and hyper-threaded x86 architectures are an optimal and cost-efficient combination to boost network security performance.

To meet cloud computing and enterprise-grade NFV demand, it’s more important that network appliance with VXLAN offload engine to expand scaling SDN/NFV deployments. VMware, Cisco, and Arista Networks introduced Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) as an approach that successfully addresses this challenge by creating a virtual network that transfers data across existing Layer 3 (IP) infrastructure. By using tunnels between virtual machines (VMs), a virtual L2 network is overlaid on top of multiple L3 subnetworks. VXLAN’s overlay scheme enables cloud-based services to scale without the need to add to or reconfigure existing infrastructure.

Disaggregation has been considered as the main concept of next-generation open network architecture. Recent trends of softwaredefined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) have performed successfully in bringing up open and interoperable elements into existing closed-architecture network. However, to reach the ultimate goal of “open” network, the importance of hardware should not be overlooked and in fact, the processor design and the hardware/middleware API libraries play a significant role in the transition to total open network. This paper will discuss the challenges faced in today’s network structure and how the hardware will play a critical role to complement the open software.

According to recent researches, streaming videos have taken up a larger and larger share of the network traffic. It is predicted that videos may occupy almost 80 percent of the traffic at the time of this writing. That means, users of desktops, laptops and mobile devices are demanding higher quality of streaming videos. To address the demand, Intel® has launched the 6th Generation Core™ processors (codenamed “Skylake”), which integrates ultra processing power in graphics and data. The promise of the new processors will save server makers the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) by delivering improved graphic streaming quality without the space-taking, powerconsuming PCI-e based graphic cards. On the other hand, servers powered by the 6th Generation Intel® Core™ improve serviceability at the competitive edge.

The increasing number of malicious web attacks has driven major corporations to have deployed multiple security measures including proxy servers, firewalls, multiple anti-virus scanning engines and encryption technologies against various types of cyber crime. While these measures are working 24/7 to keep the enterprise network safe, they system loads may eventually experience performance degradations due to high CPU workloads.

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