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Improving Application Performance Through Datapath Offload
Date / Time: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 11:00 a.m. New York / 4 p.m. London
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Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Ron Renwick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Netronome

Telco and data center operators are deploying new architectures to support SDN and NFV. As a result, networking tasks are increasingly supported by servers instead of switches.

While this can improve datapath flexibility, it also puts tremendous strain on CPU. SmartNICs designed for COTS servers, such as Netronome’s Agilio intelligent server adapters, effectively serve the new era of networking datapath flexibility. They bring the best of both worlds to address mainstream data center SDN and NFV applications: The speed of software innovation is united with the performance and efficiency of hardware.

The result is increased agility of new feature rollouts and significantly improved server efficiency by enabling more applications, VMs or containers per server while increasing throughput.



 

Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Roz Roseboro has more than 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. Her research focuses on how innovation and change are impacting the compute, network and storage infrastructure domains within the data centers of telecom operators. She monitors trends such as how open source is impacting the development process for telecom, and how telco data centers are transforming to support SDN, NFV and cloud. Roz joined Heavy Reading following eight years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason, where she most recently managed its Middle East and Africa regional program, and prior to that, its Infrastructure Solutions and Communications Service Provider programs. She spent five years at RHK, where she ran the Switching and Routing and Business Communication Services programs. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked at Motorola on IT product development and radio and mobile phone product management. Roz holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in marketing, management, and international business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is based in Chicago.

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Ron Renwick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Netronome
Ron Renwick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Netronome, is responsible for all Netronome hardware products and development of future solutions. With extensive background in server adapters for networking and storage, Ron understands the challenges and needs of customers for cost-effective server based networking solutions. Prior to Netronome, Ron was Product Line Manager for Fibre Channel OEM adapters at Emulex. Prior to Emulex, Ron has run the cloud orchestration software project at Platform Computing (now IBM) in addition to server and storage adapter product management roles at Xsigo and SGI. Mr. Renwick holds a BSME from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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