The Stack – NFV in action: the Snabb Switch

23Jul14

Conventional wisdom says that high performance networking needs inflexible hardware based on application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). That same conventional wisdom says that software implemented networks – aka Network Function Virtualization (NFV) – are slow, particularly if implemented on top of the convoluted networking stack in Linux. Snabb Switch defies that conventional wisdom by putting high performance switching software into Linux on regular Intel-based servers (and even virtual machines).

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