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Huawei Deepens Commitment to FD.io, the Universal DataPlane, as Newest Platinum Member

By Jill Lovato | Dec 14 2017, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high-performance, flexible, and scalable software-defined infrastructures, today announced Huawei as the newest Platinum member. Huawei’s upgrade from Gold to Platinum demonstrates both the project’s and Huawei’s commitment to pursuing faster, more open and innovative software-based packet processing.

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FD.io, The Universal Dataplane, Taps Arm® Ecosystem, Adds To Growing List of New Members

By Jill Lovato | Sep 7 2017, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high-performance, flexible, and scalable software defined infrastructures, today announced Arm®, Linaro, and Netgate have joined the project at the Silver level, and Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networking (CENGN) joins FD.io as the first Associate member. The newest members further diversify FD.io’s existing roster of chip vendors, integrators, network vendors, and service providers committed to accelerating high-performing, dynamic computing environments.

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SDxCentral: FD.io Sees Packet Speeds Double with Intel’s New Chips

By Jeska Duman | Jul 19 2017,

The open source Fast Data Project (FD.io) announced double performance gains made possible by the latest IntelXeon Scalable processors. Intel’s new chips, which it announced this week, are designed to support data center and networking workloads.

The FD.io group said the chips have helped it to double its vSwitch performance packet speeds at scale without modification to the software.

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FierceTelecom: Linux Foundation’s FD.io virtual switch project doubles packet throughput to terabit speed

By Jeska Duman | Jul 19 2017,

The Linux Foundation’s Fast Data (FD.io, or Fido) collaborative software project is touting a set of new performance gains that it says will reach terabit levels to accommodate multiple deployment environments, including bare metal, virtual machine (VM) and container.

Similar to the way business users can order compute and storage on demand, FD.io is designed to enable service providers to offer on-demand network services. These services could include everything from dialing up bandwidth for a specific period, routing or firewall resources.

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FD.io Doubles Packet Throughput Performance to Terabit Levels

By Jeska Duman | Jul 11 2017, San Francisco

FD.io (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high performance, flexible, and scalable software defined infrastructures, today announced significant performance gains reaching terabit levels at multimillion route scale. Architectural improvement increases in latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family – such as increased PCIe bandwidth – allow FD.io to double its performance at scale without modification to the software. Building on its recent 17.04 release, FD.io is the only vSwitch for which performance scaling is IO bound rather than CPU bound.

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SDXCentral: Un-Masking FD.io – the Open Source Project that Processes Packets

By Jeska Duman | Apr 13 2017,

The Fast Data Project (FD.io) is a networking open source project whose scope includes software-based packet processing, fast Input/Output (IO), and universal data plane management across bare metal, hypervisor, and container environments.

FD.io, which was open-sourced by the Linux Foundation in February 2016, was garnering quite a lot of attention at the recent Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2017 in Santa Clara, California.

A key component of FD.io is the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) software donated by Cisco at the inception of the project. This code is already running in products on the market today.

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