Cavium's XPliant® Switches Empower Open Networking at ONS 2016

Demonstrations of XPliant based platforms running open source software

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 15, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless networking, will demonstrate its XPliant switches for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2016.

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ONS is the forum for service providers, enterprises, disruptive and incumbent vendors, open source projects, leading researchers and investors to discuss SDN and NFV developments and to shape the future of the networking industry. ONS has united the SDN ecosystem since its inception - bringing service providers, data center operators, engineers and the groundbreaking vendors that serve them together with the newest advancements in SDN and NFV.

Cavium's XPliant Ethernet switch family targets applications in cloud / enterprise data centers and service provider infrastructure, for both top-of-rack and backbone applications. XPliant Packet Architecture (XPA) enables very high level of table flexibility and extensible header support without any compromise in throughput. XPliant family of Ethernet switches offers centralized shared packet buffer architecture to absorb the large bursts. The combination of leading performance and remarkable flexibility is attractive across all the segments. These highly configurable Ethernet switches which provides bandwidth from 1Tbps to 3.2Tbps in monolithic silicon supports 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, 50G and 100G interfaces. This family of switches also provides connectivity solutions for embedded applications.

Cavium will be showcasing the various open source software running on the XPliant based platforms at ONS 2016.

OpenSwitch is an open source, community-led Linux-based network operating system, launched by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and other industry leaders in October 2015, optimized for the scale and architecture requirements of modern next-generation data center networks.

OpenXPS is Open APIs for the XPliant Programmable Switch open source software which map the XPliant Software Development Kit (XDK) rich feature-set to an open software interface enabling integration of custom applications on the extensible XPliant switch hardware platforms. 

Facebook Open Switching System ("FBOSS") is open source software for Facebook data center that consists a daemon that programs and controls the ASIC.

Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) enables networking software to be written independent of the switch silicon used. This allows customers and systems developers to write their software and independently pick the best switch to support it.

Cavium will show the following product demonstrations at booth 24 at ONS 2016:

  • XPliant: Extensible, feature rich, cloud scale datacenter switches providing bandwidth from 1Tbps to 3.2Tbps
    • Demonstration of FBOSS and OpenSwitch NOS software running on Cavium's XPliant based Edgecore AS7500-32X platform.
    • Demonstration of OpenSwitch NOS software running on Cavium's XPliant based Edgecore AS7500-32X platform through OepnXPS API at OpenSwitch booth.
    • Demonstration of Microsoft Azure's network software running on Cavium's XPliant based Edgecore AS7500-32X platform via Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) adopter at Microsoft's booth.
    • Demonstration of Pica8's PicOS software running on Cavium's XPliant based Edgecore AS7500-32X platform.
    • Demonstration of XPliant–based 32x100G platforms from various ODM partners.

To schedule a meeting with Cavium, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly ( Email Contact). Please enter Meeting Request at ONS 2016.

About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud and wired and wireless service provider applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit:

XPliant® is a registered trademark of Cavium, Inc.
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