The full test report and whitepaper describing the test cases can be downloaded at https://www.proceranetworks.com/deploying-multi-tpbs-virtualization. The report details the scale-up and scale-out test cases covered by the test. The scale-up test uses a single Dell R630 platform with dual Intel Xeon E5-2697 v4 2.3Ghz CPUs and two Mellanox ConnectX-4 Dual port 100GE QSFP+ NICs. In the scale-up test, each CPU devotes a single core to the hypervisor and 17 cores to PacketLogic/V, with 180Gbps performance achieved on the 1RU platform. The scale-out test case stacks 10 of the same system configuration to achieve 1.8Tbps of performance – which is the maximum achievable throughput with overhead across the systems.
However, the raw system performance numbers are just part of meeting the overall scalability challenges for service providers when virtualizing their packet core. The test report also details some of the architecture challenges that are solved by PacketLogic/V that enable higher performance and ease of scale-up and scale-out, namely CPU and I/O efficiency and creating symmetry in asymmetric networks without the use of an unnecessary load balancing overlay.
Procera's PacketLogic DPI technology is the vehicle for operators to pull intelligence from the network for delivering an enhanced subscriber experience. PacketLogic/V enables flexible deployments of Procera PacketLogic capabilities using industry standard off-the-shelf hardware and software-based virtual machine environments.
"Adding support for 100GE for virtualized platforms has become a driving factor for a number of Procera's customer use cases," said Alexander Havang, CTO at Procera Networks. "In addition to a big reduction in hardware costs to deploy 100GE, this support enables new scale-up and scale-out deployment models that solve some of the stickiest operational issues operators are currently facing, including asymmetry and performance efficiency."
"Procera's PacketLogic software, combined with the Mellanox ConnectX-4 100GE adapter enables higher bandwidth, better VM density, and greatly improved CPU utilization. This in turn leads to significant cost benefits for virtualized deployments," said Kevin Deierling, VP of Marketing at Mellanox. "Procera's test results demonstrate the ability of COTS solutions to exceed the expectations of service providers for virtualized scalability and performance."
If you are interested in learning more about this test, please schedule a meeting with Procera at Mobile World Congress: https://www.proceranetworks.com/mobile-world-congress-2017
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