Software defined networking (SDN) is changing the way networks are organized and managed. Initial implementations have focused on large data centers with high-speed servers. To get the maximum benefits from SDN the technology needs to be scaled down to smaller data centers and systems at the edge of the network. The Intel® AtomTM processor C2000 and Intel® Xeon® processors E3-1200 share many features with the Intel Xeon processors used in high performance servers. These scalable solutions are ideal for implementing switches and other systems required to support SDN.
In this blog I am going to explore the benefits of using Intel Atom processor C2000 and Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 and show how they can reduce development time and increase performance for hardware platforms designed to support SDN. For this blog I am using examples from Advantech a Premier member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance and ADI Engineering, an Associate member of the Alliance. The 250-plus members of the Alliance collaborate closely with Intel to create hardware, software, tools, and services to help speed embedded systems to market.