A new press release reports, “Stateless, Inc., the company reinventing network connectivity, today announced that its Luxon™ dynamically programmable network product is now leveraging Intel’s Barefoot Tofino™, the world’s fastest P4-programmable switch ASIC, in its software-defined interconnect (SD-IX) platform. Luxon, combined with the Tofino P4-programmable switch, allows developers and DevOps more flexibility to deploy traditional networking functions, such as routing and encryption using software to support emerging applications like multi-cloud connections, encryption everywhere and 5G. Luxon’s microservice network function infrastructure provides an ecosystem that meets the demands of the new era of connectivity and enables innovation through the creation of revolutionary network applications.”
Craig Matsumoto, senior analyst at 451 Research, commented, “Enterprises have grown accustomed to controlling infrastructure through software in the cloud age, but the network has been relatively slow to catch up to that trend… Stateless Inc.’s move to add P4 programmable switch technology to its Luxon platform provides high-level network control and allows users to more easily build software-configurable networks.”
The release continues, “Innovation fueled by modern cloud computing and software design is driving next-generation interconnect requirements that surpass the capabilities of existing networking devices. Despite the introduction of technologies such as network function virtualization (NFV) to try to address the needs of emerging technologies, existing devices are inflexible and lack the full programmability needed by developer and DevOps teams.”
Read more at Business Wire.
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