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Light Reading: Verizon, Cisco Lab Test ‘Information-Centric Networking’

By Mari Silbey | Mar 19 2018,

Verizon and Cisco are doing something new. The two companies have announced the successful test of Cisco’s information-centric networking (ICN) software, a solution based on technology the vendor acquired from Xerox research company PARC just over a year ago, and for which Cisco has created an open source project with the Linux Foundation.

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. FD.io offers the software-defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing toward the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). Created to address gaps that exist in the open networking stack to deliver dynamic data plane services for dynamic computing environments such as cloud, containers, and network functions virtualization (NFV), the design of FD.io is …

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. FD.io offers the software defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing towards the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). With the addition of Arm and Linaro – a leading …

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

By Linda Hardesty | Jul 13 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.

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

By Sean Buckley | Jul 11 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.

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. FD.io offers the software defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing towards the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). “FD.io has long been able to …