Monday, November 29, 2021

SmartNICs set to infiltrate enterprise network, security worlds

Enterprise infrastructure that supports data center, cloud and edge networks could someday be dominated by one of its tiniest components--the smartNIC or data processing unit (DPU).

Use of smartNICs in the enterprise is still evolvinging, but the idea behind them--offloading server CPU duties onto a separate device to free up server cycles--is not new. Specialized hardware accelerators such as graphics processing units (GPU), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), and focused NICs have offloaded CPU workloads in telco, financial, and scientific application processing. 

Looking ahead, users and vendors see a way to reduce enterprise costs, improve performance and increase security with smartNICs.

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Thanks to Michael Cooney (see source)

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