Mellanox Announces ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs, BlueField-2 I/O Processing Units for Cloud and Data Center Security

EnterpriseAI | February 24, 2020

Mellanox Announces ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs, BlueField-2 I/O Processing Units for Cloud and Data Center Security
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for datacenter servers and storage systems, today announced the immediate general availability of ConnectX-6 Dx SmartNICs, in addition to the soon-to-be-released BlueField-2 I/O Processing Units (IPUs). Both feature a suite of cutting-edge security acceleration engines and platform security capabilities for building highly secure and efficient datacenter infrastructures at massive scale, across public, on-premises and edge environments. Today’s rapidly evolving cyber threats are driving organizations to continuously assess their security postures and adopt holistic defense strategies that address physical, virtual and human factors. The growth of cloud and edge computing has redefined the physical and virtual boundaries of the datacenter. Continuous advancements in cloud networking technologies and growing data volumes pose challenges to enterprises and cloud operators to deliver enhanced digital experiences, while also protecting data and assets.

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Running an infrastructure cloud requires more than just hypervisors and fast provisioning. Clouds like data centers need to be managed. This presentation will cover some of the basics of "Cloud Management" which will include Configuration Management, Orchestration, Security Management, Budget Control and Governance. In this presentation we will use examples from enterprise implementations of public clouds (AWS) and private clouds (Openstack) that integrate with Puppet to show how to fully manage a cloud infrastructure. An example of an orchestrated multi-tiered stack across multiple clouds will be used as a demo. The presentation will also include best practices gained from working with over 20 different large scale cloud implementations.

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Running an infrastructure cloud requires more than just hypervisors and fast provisioning. Clouds like data centers need to be managed. This presentation will cover some of the basics of "Cloud Management" which will include Configuration Management, Orchestration, Security Management, Budget Control and Governance. In this presentation we will use examples from enterprise implementations of public clouds (AWS) and private clouds (Openstack) that integrate with Puppet to show how to fully manage a cloud infrastructure. An example of an orchestrated multi-tiered stack across multiple clouds will be used as a demo. The presentation will also include best practices gained from working with over 20 different large scale cloud implementations.

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