Network appliances are replacing separate network security and switching systems. The latest network appliances integrate Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3, with acceleration for security and other networking applications in a 1U chassis. These are highly scalable systems with support for up to 24 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and options for alternative interfaces and hardware acceleration. Enterprise network managers now have new opportunities to deploy a single network appliance in applications that previously required several systems.
In this blog I am going to explore the benefits of using Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 v3 and Intel® C220 Series Chipset in scalable network appliances. For this blog I am using implementation examples from Portwell, a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance, Associate member Lanner Electronics Inc. and Affiliate member WIN Enterprises. The 250-plus members of the Alliance collaborate closely with Intel to create hardware, software, tools, and services to help speed intelligent systems to market.