BARCELONA, SPAIN – Oct. 25, 2016 – Today, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise and cloud data centers, announced that it is showcasing technologies available for its FastLinQ™ line of 10/25/40/50/100GbE Ethernet adapters that accelerate the deployment of OpenStack by delivering the ability to orchestrate and manage an OpenStack configuration for hybrid and public cloud deployments. QLogic technologies like the Plug-in for Mirantis® Fuel for automatic SR-IOV configuration across multiple OpenStack nodes and QConvergeConsole (QCC) for OpenStack physical and logical topology maps enable hyperscale, private/hybrid and telco cloud deployments with Cavium QLogic Ethernet NICs to be accelerated with OpenStack. In addition, the ability to deliver QoS for network functions with QLogic FastLinQ technology comprise the broad set of technology investments.
Dynamics of Deploying an OpenStack Managed Infrastructure
As the scale of private and public cloud infrastructures grow exponentially, the orchestration of the discreet components that comprise the cloud has becoming increasingly challenging. OpenStack is a scalable, open sourced cloud computing platform that enables the construction of flexible IT infrastructures by bringing a harmony to the discreet but interconnected system, enabling it to be managed as one holistic solution serving storage, compute, and networking needs. While OpenStack has seen tremendous industry acceptance and support, some challenges still remain. The initial deployment and operation of OpenStack, which spans various services and projects and multi-vendor infrastructures, can be a significant hurdle in realizing the full potential of OpenStack. An OpenStack installation can be a manual, time-consuming and often complex process of deploying and configuring discreet hardware components and functions. In addition, current OpenStack inbuilt management services lack the ability to deliver an in-depth view of the interactions between OpenStack components. Customers are demanding a solution to gain better control of an OpenStack infrastructure from initial deployment to ongoing operations.
QLogic Ethernet Integrations in OpenStack Simplify Deployment and Operation
Realizing the potential of a successful OpenStack deployment and the challenges that such a process entails, Cavium along with the OpenStack community have invested in several key technologies that allow the seamless integration and accelerated deployment of various networking technologies like SR-IOV with OpenStack. In addition, QLogic Ethernet management offerings deliver in-depth visibility of the OpenStack cloud along with the ability to control and guarantee network bandwidth for tenant workloads. Purpose built for accelerating and simplifying OpenStack deployments, these investments include:
- QLogic Plug-in for Mirantis Fuel for Automatic OpenStack Configuration – Single-pane-of-glass capabilities to configure SR-IOV functions across multiple nodes and eliminate manual error prone and time consuming tasks by leveraging the capabilities of the QLogic Plug-in for Mirantis Fuel. This accelerates the virtual network configurations for large scale deployments and is supported by an in-depth step by step installation runbook.
- QConvergeConsole (QCC) enables the visualization of OpenStack Components – With the ability to dynamically map the topology of an OpenStack environment, QLogic QCC enables cloud administrators to visualize the connections between virtual and physical devices, storage volumes and OpenStack services. This unique capability delivers in-depth visibility into OpenStack operations and QLogic networking components to maximize uptime, by giving operations staff the ability to map the OpenStack services interconnected by QLogic FastLinQ technology.
- Quality of Service for Tenant Networking Traffic – QLogic FastLinQ networking technology integrates with OpenStack Liberty to deliver dynamic control over tenant networking's share of the physical infrastructure. With the ability to guarantee network requirements like bandwidth, IaaS/SaaS providers can easily deliver on a strict Service Level Agreement (SLA) to their customers.
Visit the Cavium Booth #B36 at OpenStack Summit Barcelona, Spain to learn more about how OpenStack deployments can leverage QLogic networking technologies.
"QLogic 3400/8400/45000 series of FastLinQ Ethernet adapters support a comprehensive set of virtualization and multi-tenant services for the most sophisticated data centers, telco and cloud providers," said Rajneesh Gaur, general manager and vice president of Ethernet Adapter Group, Cavium. "With integrations into Mirantis Fuel and extensive visibility provided by QConvergeConsole, OpenStack cloud deployments and operations are simplified, accelerating their adoption into hyperscale datacenters."
Cavium QLogic is an OpenStack community member and a corporate sponsor.
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Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible products ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure and intelligent functionality for compute, network connectivity, storage and wireless applications. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit
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