Tag Archives: SmartNIC

Out-of-Band Malware Detection with Mellanox BlueField

Mellanox BlueField provides the best out-of-band malware detection for today’s data center

In an era where cyber threats are around every corner and with increasing attacks on data centers, security has become an essential element to include in every machine guarding users’ data. However, many security offerings are defenseless in the presence of malware. Furthermore software based security consumes compute and memory resources that should be allocated […]

Best DPU based SmartNICs for Building the Smart Cloud: PART I

The Best SmartNIC for the Cloud Enables software-defined, hardware-accelerated networking for a high performance SmartNIC with programmable flexibility

The Smart Cloud is here and it needs the Best Smart NICs Amazon recently announced that Alexa, the smart personal voice assistant is coming out of a small desktop gadget (pick your flavor: echo dot, spot, hub, show, etc.) and getting into the very fabric of our life. Anything and everything is getting an Alexa boost […]

Achieving a Cloud Scale Architecture with DPU based SmartNICs

In the first blog of this series, I argued that it is function and not form that define a DPU (Data Processing Unit) based SmartNIC . I also introduce another category of data center NICs called an intelligent NIC (iNIC) which include both hardware transport and a programmable data path for virtual switch acceleration. These […]

What Is a SmartNIC

Everyone is talking about DPUs (Data Processing Unit) based SmartNIC but without ever answering one simple question: what is a “SmartNIC ” and what do they do? Now a NIC of course stands for a “Network Interface Card”; practically speaking a NIC is a PCIe card that plugs into server or storage box to enable […]

Foreshadowing the Future of Security Meltdowns and the Spectre of a Breach

Foreshadow CPU vulnerability threatens host-based security model

Here we go again… Only 8 months after the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities were disclosed, researchers have published Foreshadow, another related attack vector that exploits “Speculative Execution”. This one goes after the “SGX” (Software Guard Extensions) secure enclave feature built into newer Intel processors since the Skylake series. This is very serious, as it […]