The new Flareon™ Ultra SFN8500 adapter family provides Solarflare's best performance yet, with higher bandwidth, lower latency and higher packet rate. The SFN8500 family adapters are based on a common hardware platform, enabling customers to configure the features and performance they want to meet the particular needs of each application. Capabilities such as ultra-low latency, Onload kernel bypass, class leading clock synchronization accuracy providing MIFID II readiness, SolarSecure Filter Engine, SolarCapture and more can be enabled to run on any SFN8500 adapter on the network, making this the one Ethernet adapter to deploy across your data center or cloud infrastructure.
The Flareon Ultra SFN8522 dual-port 10G Ethernet SFP+ server adapter delivers faster, more efficient processing of network traffic to accelerate a wide range of applications. The SFN8522 has 8 lanes of PCle 3.1 making it an ideal workhorse for 10GbE data center and cloud workloads, providing high bandwidth, high-packet rate and CPU-efficient processing of network traffic.
When configured with Solarflare software licenses, the SFN8522 can address ultra-low latency applications, highly accurate clock synchronization and hardware time stamping, packet filtering, packet capture and more. Adapters can be purchased pre-configured with popular software bundles, or configured on-site with software options.
The platform's hardware optimizes packet flow to and from the user application. When licensed for ultra-low latency, it delivers unrivaled sub-microsecond TCP and UDP latency. With Onload, the industry's best application-to-application performance is enabled via Solarflare's unique and patented kernel bypass techniques.
The SFN8522 is ideal for scale-out cloud, web and CDN application environments. Solarflare adapters are used in a wide range of use cases, including Software-defined networking (SDN), Network functions virtualization (NFV), web content optimization, DNS acceleration, web firewalls, load balancing, NOSQL databases, caching tiers (Memcached), web proxies, video streaming and storage networks. The SFN8522 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. In addition when used with Onload, the SFN8522 further reduces host processing overhead and accelerates web and cloud traffic. When used with SolarSecure Filter Engine, the SFN8522 provides an additional layer of defense against DDoS attacks at the network ingress point to the server. Attacks can be absorbed without degradation of "good" traffic, enabling a 3 to 4x improvement in packet-level filtering server headroom.
Scalable, High-Performance Virtualization
Solarflare is the proven leader in VM density and performance, and the SFN8522 raises the bar with 2048 vNICs, SR-IOV, overlay network acceleration e.g. VXLAN, NVGRE. In addition, the SFN8522 supports kernel bypass running in a guest VM, so users can run ultralow latency Onload or SolarCapture in a virtualized or cloud environment.
The SFN8522 is also fully flow-aware, providing flexible layer 2-4 flow processing and flow steering natively. The benefits are efficient flow acceleration in almost every environment from the data center to the stock exchange.