The Software Defined Specification Environment for Networking (SDNet) in conjunction with Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs allows for the creation of 'Softly' Defined Networks, a technology dislocation that goes well beyond today's Software Defined Networking (SDN) architectures.
'Softly' Defined Networks supports SDN functionality while also allowing for game changing differentiation through software programmable data plane hardware with content intelligence that dynamically collaborates with control plane SW while addressing the performance, flexibility, and security challenges of modern content-oriented networking.
These unique capabilities enable carriers and MSOs to dynamically provision unique, differentiated services without any interruption to the existing service or the need for hardware re-qualification or truck roll. This provides service providers higher revenue potential with unprecedented CapEx, OpEx, and time to market savings. Network equipment providers realize similar benefits from the feature rich, flexible Softly Defined Network platform which allows for extensive differentiation through the deployment of content-aware data plane hardware that is specified by the SDNet environment.
The graphic below demonstrates how system architects can unleash the benefits of All Programmable technologies to realize smarter, softly defined networks without requiring a detailed knowledge of the underlying All Programmable device architecture. This implementation flow also allows system architects to focus only on the services they are looking to provision, without having to focus on exactly how those services are being implemented.
SDNet enables the ability to use high-level specifications in conjunction with application optimized libraries and the associated design environment to automatically transform the specifications into an optimized hardware implementation on Xilinx All Programmable devices that delivers line rate performance at optimal cost, power and performance.
Xilinx Smarter Solutions for Packet-Based Processing include:
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SDNet enables the easy creation of high performance packet processing systems, based on compiling high-level user defined specifications to highly optimized All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs.
|Linley Group Whitepaper - SDNet: A New Way to Specify Network Hardware
This paper examines Xilinx's SDNet specification environment and its role, both in defining elements in Software-Defined Networks, and in implementing reconfigurable network elements in both control plane and data plane.
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