Cavium, Pica8 to deliver leading edge open networking solutions

Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) said it has partnered with Pica8 to bring true software-defined network (SDN) solution using Pica8´s OpenFlow-based PicOS network operating system (NOS) and Cavium´s revolutionary XPliant switch chip.

The combination of these technologies enables end users, switch manufacturers and system integrators to create customized SDN environments to meet business and application needs.

Traditionally, switching ASIC pipelines have been fixed function and optimized for traditional ´client-server´ environments, as a result they have limited flexibility in adapting the switch functionality needed to support varied SDN needs. Today, networks need to be flexible to conform to unpredictable application demands, driven by SaaS and cloud adoption.

Cavium´s programmable XPliant switching silicon is the missing building block in providing full programmability of SDN environments. The XPliant switch, combined with PicOS, the market leading OpenFlow-based NOS, gives customers greater granular control to program their infrastructure. Customers can now choose exactly the right switching characteristics, NOS, and SDN applications to meet specific business needs.

Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in enterprise, data center, cloud, wired and wireless service provider applications.

Since 2009, Pica8 is the one-stop source for white box networking with PicOSâ„¢, a network operating system that enables organizations and original equipment manufacturers to easily integrate Layer-2 / Layer-3 networking and software-defined networking (SDN) using commodity switches.