The cloud provider’s infrastructure now serves as the data center backbone for countless businesses, government agencies, and global enterprises. The challenges are tremendous to build a future-proof, scalable cloud infrastructure that is based on a unified architecture for network, security and storage services.
Traditional “scale-up” approaches – where networking services are embedded into top-of-rack switches, routers or security appliances – are no longer able to keep up, suffering from either performance or scale limitations. The limitations and expense of this centralized resource model have led data center architects to limit core network infrastructure functions to simply transporting IP traffic with as little latency and jitter as possible. Just as compute and storage systems are adopting a “scale out” approach, so too the networking and security elements of the cloud data center must adopt a Scale-out Services Architecture and these functions need to find a new home in this model
The Pensando Distributed Services Platform is architected to address the above challenges for all types of workloads (containerized, virtualized, and bare metal) in a cloud environment. Good proof point is the recently announced project Monterey from VMware. This project addresses the exploding requirements for compute, by taking advantage of accelerators such as the Pensando Distributed Services Platform, to offload the main server CPU, freeing up precious CPU cycles and bringing key services such as networking and security, closer to where applications actually run and operate on data.
A next-generation public cloud architecture, with Pensando’s Distributed Services Card as the foundation, will enable the reliability, flexibility and visibility needed to deliver cloud services. This, coupled with orders of magnitude improvement in scalability and performance, will future proof infrastructure for growth and position public cloud providers for success.
Pensando and HPE have the tools and the skills that service providers can leverage to deliver best-in-class customer solutions and boost competitiveness across multiple markets and platforms.
Webinar: New Edge-to-Cloud Infrastructure
In a series of webinars, Patrick Schmidt (Managing Director EMEA, Pensando), Eddie Tan (Director Product Management at Pensando Systems), and Steve Hershkowitz (Vice President Worldwide Sales, HPE) will be discussing the challenges and the opportunities that face the service provider in this extremely competitive market.
These webinars will be focusing on how the service provider can lower TCO while improving security, uptime and performance with new, secure, edge-to-cloud infrastructure.