inner-logo.svg

The Kaloom Software Defined Fabric™

Redefining the Data Center

Technical Foundation of the Kaloom Software Defined Fabric™

The Kaloom Software Defined Fabric™ (SDF) is an industrialized software solution for networking white boxes. It is designed for hyperscale, as well as, distributed data centers and targeted to clients in the data center operator, telco, enterprise, cloud, and gaming industries. As a programmable data center fabric, the solution offers integrated routing and switching and enables developers to develop new code to drive innovation and clients to add new services and features in-house. In addition, its programmability avoids vendor lock-in and eliminates the need to wait for silicon upgrades.

The flexible fabric architecture presents an adaptable, high-performance, low latency multi-datacenter fabric, specifically designed to satisfy the current and future challenges of increasing network workload demands at scale. Kaloom SDF can run several virtual data-centers with different network services, thus fulfilling the vision of a truly customizable Software Defined Network (SDN) environment.

Kaloom SDF features advanced self-forming and self-discovery capabilities, zero touch provisioning (ZTP) of the virtual networking and virtual components, and automated software upgrades, thus minimizing human intervention and errors while saving time and effort. Network provisioning time is reduced from several days to minutes and is automatically updated during runtime.

The Kaloom SDF has been designed to virtualize the data center. A physical data center can be partitioned into multiple independent and fully isolated virtual data centers (vDCs). Each vDC operates with its own Virtual Fabric (vFabric), which can host millions of IPv4 or IPv6 based tenant networks. Additional compute and storage resources can be dynamically assigned or removed from a vDC through the associated vFabric, thus creating a flexible and elastic pool of network resources suitable for network slicing.

The need for expensive physical appliances is eliminated, and new emerging requirements can be met by leveraging low cost networking white boxes. Kaloom SDF is a pre-tested and certified software solution for networking white boxes from Accton and Delta.

Kaloom Topology v6 - No Titie-1

Performance Enhancement

2x

increase in per-server throughput

7x

reduction in latency between VMs in the same rack

5 - 10x

improving overall networking efficiency

Programmable Data Plane

Fully Programmable

  • Enables the addition of new services and features without impacting traffic
  • Enables developers to develop new code and drive innovation
  • Avoids vendor lock-in & eliminates the need to wait for silicon upgrades
  • Allows for customer programmability
  • Utilizes industry standard P4 programming language
Fully Automated Fabric

Fully Automated

  • Advanced Self-forming & Self-discovery functions
  • Zero Touch Provisioning of the virtual networking/components
  • Automated software upgrades
  • Significantly lowers OPEX
  • Minimizes human intervention and lowers provisioning times from several days to minutes
Fabric Slicing (vFabric)

Fabric Slicing (vFabric)

  • Provides full support for network virtualization (e.g. Slicing)
  • Enables allocation of physical resources into multiple isolated networking slices called vFabrics
  • Enables the assignment of vFabrics to different virtual DC operators
  • Enables DC operators to faster provision new customers in software
  • Provides full isolation between customers/tenants
vSwitch Offload

vSwitch Offload

  • Minimizes compute resources
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Increases throughput per server
white boxes

Networking White Box Support

  • Significantly lowers CAPEX
  • Support for networking white boxes from Accton and Delta
  • Runs on commodity hardware using merchant silicon
Integrated vRouter

Integrated vRouter

  • Fully featured virtual router embedded in the fabric
  • Eliminates the need to purchase a separate physical router
  • Positioned for service function chaining
  • Maximizes performance by having the routing data plane in the fabric

Request More Information