Solarflare offers innovative, comprehensive 10G Ethernet solutions in a wide range of applications and industries including cloud networking and virtualization, financial services, high-performance computing, and storage. Our comprehensive portfolio of 10GbE server adapters and application acceleration middleware products provides customers with industry-leading solutions.
High Performance Computing (HPC)
High performance computing organizations around the world have embraced cluster computing with standard commercial off-the-shelf servers, Linux operating systems, and other Open Source technologies. Solarflare's Ethernet and Open Source-based solutions are currently used in the USA and Europe to accelerate computing processes in Green Energy research (plasma fusion), weather modeling, energy exploration, seismic analysis, reservoir management and 3D visualization.
Solarflare's ApplicationOnload™ Engine – AOE – transforms the network data processing model by enabling selected, compute-intensive host software to be embedded in network adapter hardware. This greatly accelerates application performance, improves server utilization by reducing CPU, memory and I/O loads and provides an ultra-low latency interface to the network. This is Custom Compute.
Software Defined Networking (SDN)
SDN promises to simplify networking and enable new applications, such as network virtualization in which the control plane is separated from the data plane and implemented in a software application. This architecture allows enterprise IT managers to have programmable central control of network traffic without requiring physical access to the network's hardware devices. The Solarflare ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE) with its bump-in-the-wire architecture can run very specific algorithms right in the network flow and can serve as a flexible, customizable platform to support the SDN control plane.
Electronic/High Frequency Trading
Solarflare offers customers the lowest latency networking solutions for electronic/high frequency trading and other financial services applications with its high-performance 10GbE server adapters and OpenOnload application acceleration middleware. These products enable customers to leverage their existing Ethernet and IP infrastructures while achieving the absolute lowest latency with no need to modify applications.
Social Networking and Big Data
Social media applications and other data intensive applications generate zettabytes of data. High-performance servers, lower cost 10G connectivity, and scale out storage enable processing this big data. IT managers utilize memcached, Hadoop, and MapReduce to enhance the computation and storage performance of search and analytics of big data. Solarflare's customers use the company's 10GbE server adapters and application middleware solutions to reap the benefits of faster throughput and higher bandwidth in the server network, while supporting scale-out data centers, very low power, and ease of deployment.
Cloud networking and server virtualization today require more than just the ability to support server consolidation. To meet customer requirements, cloud and virtualization solutions must scale in performance, protect data integrity, and support service level agreements, all while supporting the broad set of virtualization and virtual cloud features available from the virtual OS providers: VMware, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper V and Linux KVM. Whether building a private, public, or hybrid cloud, IT departments must deliver secure services at near-native application performance with minimal perceived latency.
Many customers are looking for high-speed, scalable, parallel access, TCP/IP and Ethernet-friendly back-end storage options. Solarflare is delivering optimized solutions for NFS, NAS and other Ethernet-based storage while working to accelerate the adoption of pNFS and other advanced storage technologies.
Precision Time Synchronization (PTP)
Solarflare has pioneered the convergence of time synchronization technology from dedicated networks and appliances to integrated server adapters, remotely configured with standard Linux tools to greatly simplify deployment and network management. By using standard Ethernet hardware and networking APIs, Solarflare eliminates the dedicated equipment and specialized onsite personnel typically required to perform these tasks.