Sandvine Claims Intel Xeon Scalable-powered Virtulized Policy Traffic Switch Delivers 60% More Packet Processing Power

Sandvine Claims Intel Xeon Scalable-powered Virtulized Policy Traffic Switch Delivers 60% More Packet Processing Power Image Credit: Sandvine

Sandvine claims that the new Intel Xeon Scalable processor platform that was launched this month will provide their Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) Virtual Series customers with up to 60% more packet processing power.

As a member of the Intel Network Builders ecosystem, Sandvine said it had early access to Intel Xeon Gold 6150 processor based platforms. After extensive in-house testing using Sandvine’s current PTS Virtual Series software build, Sandvine claims that it measured packet inspection throughput improvements of up to 60% over a comparable reference platform using Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v3 processors.

According to Sandvine, the most significant improvements came when inspecting small (64- and 128-byte) packets, which are typically the biggest challenge from a performance perspective. The improvements mean that communications service providers (CSPs) will now need to utilize fewer vCPUs in their virtual workload environment to achieve a given level of throughput and to enable Sandvine’s network policy control platform at line rate speeds.

In October 2015, Sandvine, in collaboration with Intel and Dell, claims to be the first network policy control vendor to achieve more than 1Tbps of traffic inspection.

Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine
Without any optimization to our PTS Virtual Series software, the Intel Xeon Scalable processor will provide our customers with the ability to do significantly more with the Sandvine platform without the need for additional vCPUs.

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