|[April 09, 2014]
Silicom Announces VHIO Cloud Virtualization off-Loading Solution with Open Stack Support
KFAR SAVA, Israel --(Business Wire)--
Silicom Ltd. (News - Alert) (NASDAQ:SILC) (TASE:SILC), an industry leading
provider of high performance networking and data infrastructure
solutions, today announced the launch of its SmartSilc VHIO 1.0, the
first product Silicom has developed utilizing the virtualization
off-load engine it acquired in September 2013. The product's
virtualization off-load technology has been implemented under Red Hat (News - Alert)
Open Stack, the emerging Cloud management standard that has been adopted
by the majority of cloud industry leaders.
As a network processor blade incorporated within cloud compute nodes and
network nodes, SmartSilc VHIO 1.0 offloads all network and storage I/O
tasks from the Hypervisor, significantly reducing CPU utilization and
consequently improving the performance of any compute node in which it
is installed. In addition, its implementation of NAT, firewall and other
tasks previously carried out in the network node frees the network node
to become an additional compute node.
"We are excited to launch our first Virtualization Off-Loading product,
a totally new concept that addresses a number of the industry's hottest
trends," commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom's President and CEO. "As the
industry is getting ready to accelerate its move towards virtualization
within the cloud and adopts Open Stack as the de-facto standard for
virtualized cloud management, a clear need has emerged for a product
operating under Open Stack that addresses the priary pain point of
every cloud-based environment: the difficulty of maintaining and
improving performance while reducing cost, power consumption and space.
As such, we believe our innovative VHIO 1.0, one of the first products
that addresses this need squarely while indeed operating under the Open
Stack umbrella, is a major achievement with huge potential."
Mr. Orbach continued, "We are excited by the initial reception that
several industry leaders have given our VHIO 1.0, and are currently
engaged in promising discussions. We are confident that the concept will
prove its value over time."
Silicom will launch the SmartSilc VHIO 1.0 in a presentation at the
Red-Hat Open Stack Summit at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, April
14 -17 at Booth #723.
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance
networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to
increase data center efficiency, Silicom's solutions dramatically
improve the throughput and availability of networking appliances and
other server-based systems.
Silicom's products are used by a large and growing base of OEM
customers, many of whom are market leaders, as performance-boosting
solutions for their offerings in the Application Delivery, WAN
Optimization, Security and other mission-critical segments within the
fast-growing virtualization, cloud computing and big data markets.
Silicom's product portfolio includes multi-port 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet
server adapters, Intelligent Bypass solutions, Encryption accelerators
and a variety of innovative Smart adapters. These products are available
for incorporation directly into our OEM customers' systems, or provided
as part of Silicom's patented SETAC (Server To Appliance Converter), a
unique approach to the provision of high quality standard platforms with
modular front connectivity.
For more information, please visit: www.silicom.co.il
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