We kick off 10 GigE week with a product announcement. Today Solace announced a new 10 GigE Network Acceleration Blade (NAB), along with some new 10 GigE messaging benchmarks conducted with our partners Arista and NetEffect.
As a recap, the Solace 3260 content router is a high-speed content routing chassis that houses a different set of hardware blades depending on the type of messaging or middleware function your applications require. No matter what type of messaging you’re doing, every blade combination starts with a Network Acceleration Blade or NAB. The NAB is the shared I/O blade that performs a wide range of functions in hardware. Each NAB:
This new announcement is the third NAB (network blade) in the lineup, the first to support 10 GigE networks.
Customers can now choose from:
The past six months have seen an acceleration of 10 GigE network adoption shifting from use in early adopters and test environments towards live production networks. With this full lineup of I/O blades, Solace content routers can now fully leverage any kind of Ethernet network at rates as high as 10 million messages per second (5 million in and 5 million out). The new blade is immediately useful to 10 GigE network users and provides a seamless messaging infrastructure upgrade path for today’s 1 GigE users.
In the next post, we will highlight the benchmarking results at 500K, 1M and 2M messages per second end-to-end. 10 GigE infrastructure shaves off valuable microseconds from the already excellent performance seen on 1 GigE networks, while also reducing jitter. Check back in later today for more.