Alessandro Barbieri, VP Product Management, Pluribus Networks, Pete Lumbis, NVIDIA
High-performance private cloud networks are incorporating data processing units (DPUs) for powerful, distributed networking and security capabilities running on servers without compromising performance. But not every server will have a DPU on Day One, and some devices connecting to the network can't incorporate one. We'll describe a highly scalable, SDN-automated distributed cloud network fabric that operates in a unified, consistent manner across both data center switches and DPUs and supports seamless insertion of DPU endpoints into the fabric.
The fabric design provides a uniform network operating environment with automation, network virtualization, and resource pooling for efficient infrastructure utilization and security to all workloads and devices across the data center. The fabric design supports single-tenant or multi-tenant environments and is independent of virtualization frameworks supporting bare metal, any mix of hypervisors (KVM, ESXi, HyperV), and Kubernetes container orchestration frameworks.
Alessandro Barbieri, VP Product Management, Pluribus Networks
Pete Lumbis, NVIDIA