CB | SolidRun introduces SolidWAN SD-WAN hardware | TEL AVIV, Israel | PRNewswire | SolidWAN Linux-based system-level solutions are a cost-effective path forward to futureproofing business networks without compromising performance, security and user experience | SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SOM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC), and network edge solutions, has just announced its brand-new line of SolidWAN system-level solutions for software-defined wide area networks and network security applications. SolidRun is a pioneer in the industry of System on Module (SOM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC), and network edge solutions. SolidWAN networking solutions are appropriate for usage in home offices, small to medium businesses, and large enterprises, as well as for deployment at the network’s edge because of their availability in a variety of form factors and with a variety of wired and wireless networking configuration options.
“Businesses across the world are evolving their network infrastructure to take advantage of the vast flexibility, security, and cost-saving benefits of software-defined networking,” said Mordi Blaunstein, VP Marketing and Sales at SolidRun. “However, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to network hardware. This is especially true when connecting today’s distributed workforce. With that in mind, we created our game changing SolidWAN line, which makes software-defined networking more affordable and easily deployable to home offices, branch offices, data centers and more.”
SolidWAN network hardware solutions provide direct connecting of network ports to the central processing unit (CPU) and are designed with software-defined networking applications as its primary focus. This direct link enables all network traffic to be managed by software, which not only ensures the greatest possible level of security and quality of service, but also makes it quick and easy to upgrade network gear, deliver updates, and build brand new network services. NXP® Semiconductors’ embedded Layerscape® LX2 SoCs provide superior data path acceleration that is tailored for L2/3 packet processing. Additionally, these embedded SoCs provide security offload, robust traffic management, and quality of service.
“The future of network management is software based, and NXP has created the powerful Layerscape LX2160A and LX2162A processors with this in mind,” said Toby Foster, senior product marketing manager at NXP. “SolidRun’s SolidWAN networking solutions take full advantage of our LX2 line of processor’s 16 powerful cores, numerous SerDes lanes, security acceleration, and data compression engine to produce cost-effective and compact hardware that can be configured to serve any number of enterprise and edge processing network functions, while helping to reduce latency, enhancing security, and improving resiliency.”
The SolidWAN LX2162A is a network solution with a tiny form factor that makes full use of the powerful performance and security features that are built into the NXP LX2162A SoC. These functionalities are included within the SoC. SolidRun’s LX2-Lite system-on-module serves as the foundation for this tiny system, which allows the SolidWAN LX2162A to efficiently fulfill the needs of SMBs and local branch offices while while providing great performance and security. This unit offers maximum site installation flexibility while maintaining a compact, desktop-friendly footprint and low price point. It was engineered with a wide array of wired and wireless software-defined networking connection options, including eight dedicated GbE RJ45 ports, two 25GbE SFP and two 10GbE dedicated SFP interfaces, and optional GbE RJ45 management port, LTE and Wi-Fi options.
SolidRun also provides fanless small form factor SD-WAN platforms with quad-core processors and 1GbE/2.5GbE/10GbE software-defined dedicated Ethernet ports. These platforms are intended to serve home offices, remote workers, and industrial locations that require high levels of network security and performance.
For the most advanced enterprise and edge data center applications, the SolidWAN Dual LX2160A network solution boasts 32-core processing performance for advanced network security and accelerated data routing capabilities. With two SolidRun LX2160A COM Express 7 modules serving as the system’s foundation, each packing a 16-core NXP LX2160A SoC, up to 32GB of DDR4, up to 64GB of embedded eMMC, this SD-Wan- and software-defined network security-targeted system supports up to 24 dedicated high-speed Ethernet connections (12 10GbE SFP+ and 12 1GbE SFP interfaces). This system is also equipped with a 2x100GbE OCP3.0 Dual Host NIC which features two dedicated 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces. What’s more surprising than the number of dedicated high-speed connections this system supports is its size. Thanks to the purpose-built, network-focused design of the SoCs used and the thermal efficiency of Arm processors, SolidRun was able to engineer this system to fit within a standard 1U rack-mountable enclosure.
For less intense applications, SolidRun offers a SolidWAN Single LX2160A network solution that features a single NXP LX2160A SoC and supports up to 16 high-speed Ethernet connections (8 10GbE SFP+ and 8 1GbE SFP interfaces). This system is equipped with 4x10GbE OCP3.0 NIC which features four dedicated SFP+ interfaces. Like the SolidWAN Dual LX2160A, this system also features a compact 1U rack-mountable enclosure.
As with many SolidRun network hardware solutions, the SolidWAN family of products offers SKUs that support a wide range of deployment environments and can be pre-configured for commercial applications where environmental conditions range between 0°C to 70°C, or for more extreme industrial applications where conditions range between -40°C to 75°C.
SolidWAN products are compatible with Linux-based SDN software applications, including DPDK, which provides data plane libraries and network interface controller polling-mode drivers for offloading TCP packet processing from the operating system kernel to processes running in user space. SolidRun has also partnered with several software developers to offer full SD-WAN and security service software to customers.
For more information about the new line of SolidWAN network hardware solutions from SolidRun, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/arm-servers-networking-platforms/solidwan/