Tilera and Qosmos Launch 40 Gbps DPI Solution for SDN and NFV Architectures

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Summary: L4-7 network intelligence software addresses new challenges in SDN and NFV leveraging TILE-Gx™ manycore processors and Qosmos® ixEngine®


SAN JOSE, Calif. and PARIS, France – May 8, 2013 – Tilera Corporation, developer of the industry-leading TILE-Gx™ family of 64-bit manycore general purpose processors, and Qosmos, the market leader in embedded Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology today announced the availability of high-performance integrated solutions for Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), combining TILE-Gx processors with the Qosmos ixEngine software development kit.

The evolution to new network architectures such as Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is accelerating the need for higher performance processing and deep L7 application intelligence. The unique combination of Tilera and Qosmos enables an effortless upgrade of existing networking equipment by adding a low power, high performance services blade or a PCIe form factor delivering high-throughput L4-7 flow inspection.

The solution leverages Tilera’s TILE-Gx processor family with devices ranging from 9 cores up to 72 cores as well as hardware platforms such as the TILEncore-Gx™ PCI Express card and TILEmpower-Gx™ 1RU appliance. Scalable options for performance levels are available from 1Gbps for economical gateways to 40Gbps for high end appliances, all utilizing Tilera’s Multicore Development Environment™ (MDE) software tool suite with a standards-based Linux and C/C++ programming environment.

Qosmos ixEngine, the most widely deployed DPI engine globally, identifies and extracts information traveling over networks in real time, providing a true picture of the traffic by identifying protocols, types of application, and extracting additional information in the form of metadata.

“The migration to Software Defined Networking places more demanding requirements on classifying flows and then applying complex actions, requiring a highly-programmable and efficient data plane,” said Devesh Garg, President & CEO of Tilera Corporation. “With the combination of TILE-Gx processors and Qosmos software, affordable high-throughput, agile and flexible networking can be implemented in an embedded environment where power and system real-estate are at a premium.”

The emerging Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) concept pushes networking and security workloads to standard server hardware. In those workloads, L4-7 traffic processing needs are dramatically increasing across a range of applications such as load balancing, cyber security, traffic management, VXLAN classification, user based QoE, service-aware networking and more. The TILE-Gx PCIe card running Qosmos ixEngine accelerates virtual functions using programmable flow classification in standard servers.

“Qosmos ixEngine is the de facto industry-standard software engine for DPI and L7 application intelligence in telecoms, cloud and SDN architectures,” said Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO at Qosmos. “We are impressed by the efficient performance, throughput and scalability of the TILE-Gx family. This solution which achieves 40Gbps of DPI on a single processor is truly remarkable.”

About Tilera:
Tilera® Corporation is the developer of the highest performance, low-power, general purpose manycore processors. Tilera is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with additional locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.tilera.com or follow us on Twitter @Tilera.

About Qosmos:
A pioneer in Network Intelligence based on DPI, Qosmos is the leading independent OEM provider on the market, serving more than 50 vendors worldwide. Based in Paris, Qosmos has offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore and London. For more information, please visit www.qosmos.com

Tilera media Contact:
Devan Gillick, Breakaway Communications for Tilera Corporation
Phone: +1.415.358.2487
Email: dgillick@breakawaycom.com

Qosmos Media Contact
Madeleine Renouard, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +33 (0)1 70 81 19 00 / Email