Freescale to demonstrate advanced Software Defined Networking technologies at the Open Networking Summit

  Freescale to demonstrate advanced Software Defined Networking technologies
  at the Open Networking Summit

SDN and NFV implementations to showcase QorIQ processors and VortiQa software
supporting OpenFlow™ v1.3 with L4-L7 extensions for broader networking
functionality

Open Networking Summit 2013

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- April 15, 2013

Freescale Semiconductor plans to showcase advanced Software Defined Networking
(SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies integrated with
the popular OpenStack® Cloud OS platform at the industry’s premier conference
focused on open networking standards. In booth #308 at the Open Networking
Summit this week in Santa Clara, Calif., visitors will have the opportunity to
witness these virtualized open networking technologies applied in innovative
ways using VortiQa software optimized on QorIQ™ communications processors.

“As the world’s compute resources are increasingly virtualized, technology
companies must address the exponential growth of network traffic with
innovative solutions,” said Tareq Bustami, vice president of product
management for Freescale’s Digital Networking group. “Technologies like SDN
and NFV offer a great opportunity to showcase Freescale’s ability to deliver
market-leading, compute-efficient networking solutions based on advanced QorIQ
multicore SoCs.”

Central to the SDN paradigm, the OpenFlow™ protocol offers new levels of
flexibility and interoperability for network operators by providing a
standardized, programmable interface for dynamically managing networking
traffic from network-wide control points. NFV seeks to implement network
functions such as load-balancing, firewalling and deep packet inspection (DPI)
on virtualized compute hardware platforms, which can further leverage SDN
standardization efforts and offer added levels of network flexibility.

Freescale is an active participant in the Open Networking Foundation, as well
as the ETSI-ISG group driving NFV initiatives. With these commitments, and by
maintaining software-enabled processor roadmap solutions which fully
comprehend these next-generation technologies, Freescale is well positioned to
play a key role in driving the rapid evolution of SDN and NFV.

“Stronger definition of network behavior in software is a growing trend, and
open interfaces are going to lead to faster innovation,” said Dan Pitt,
executive director, Open Networking Foundation. “We are excited to be joined
by leading global companies to help develop and implement advanced networking
capabilities for today’s operators and enterprises.”

At the Open Networking Summit, Freescale will make the first public
demonstration of both SDN and NFV implementations running on QorIQ processors
enabled with VortiQa networking software. The SDN implementation will feature
comprehensive support of the OpenFlow™ v1.3 Switch protocol with emphasis on
addressing L4-L7 network services, while the NFV implementation will focus on
the chaining of network services within the OpenStack Network-as-a-Service
(NaaS) platform. Both the SDN and NFV implementations offer scalability across
the broader QorIQ multicore processor family.

SDN demo highlights:

• SDN switch and controller supporting OpenFlow v1.3

• Firewall and Carrier-Grade NAT running in the OpenFlow switch datapath

• IP Forwarding and Firewall/NAT applications running on OpenFlow-compliant
controller

NVF demo highlights:

  *Multi-tenant OpenStack Cloud OS datacenter platform with Open
    vSwitch-enabled virtualized switching fabric
  *IPTables/EBTables firewall as an NFV service for tenant isolation
  *HAProxy Server Load-Balancing (SLB) deployed as an NFV service

Freescale is a longtime market leader in providing comprehensive solutions to
the networking and communications industries. Freescale’s QorIQ SoCs and
VortiQa application-level software provide advanced solutions to customers in
the carrier, cloud/datacenter, and enterprise market segments. Multicore QorIQ
processors combine integrated networking, DPI, compression and security
hardware acceleration blocks with high performance cores. Freescale's highly
optimized commercial VortiQa software helps reduce development costs and
time-to-market for building state-of-the-art networking and communications
equipment.

About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor(NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the world.www.freescale.com

Freescale, the Freescale logo, QorIQ and VortiQa are trademarks of Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service
names are the property of their respective owners. © 2013 Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc.

Contact:

Freescale Semiconductor
Americas
Jack Taylor, 512-996-5161
jack.taylor@freescale.com
or
Asia Pacific
Freescale Semiconductor
Gloria Shiu, (85-22) 666-8237
gloria.shiu@freescale.com
or
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Freescale Semiconductor
Laurent Massicot, (33-16) 935-7712
Laurent.massicot@freescale.com
or
India
Freescale Semiconductor
Anjali Srivastava, (91-120) 395-0000
anjali.srivastava@freescale.com
or
Japan
Freescale Semiconductor
Kiyomi Masuda, (81-3) 5437-9128
kiyomi.masuda@freescale.com
 
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