Ethernet Switching Solutions for the Accelerated Data Center

NVIDIA is the leader in end-to-end open networking for all layers of software and hardware. NVIDIA combines the benefits of NVIDIA Spectrum switches, based on industry-leading application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) technology, with a wide variety of modern network operating system choices, including NVIDIA Cumulus® Linux, SONiC, and NVIDIA Onyx®.

Flexible Deployment

With the NVIDIA ethernet switching solution, you can purchase hardware from a variety of vendors, including HPE, Lenovo, Penguin, or direct. The NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet Switch product family is a broad portfolio of top-of-rack and aggregation switches. Deploy in your layer-2 and layer-3 cloud designs, in overlay-based virtualized networks, or as part of high-performance, mission-critical ethernet storage fabrics. In any deployment, you’ll get: 

  • Industry-leading performance and predictability 
  • Comprehensive visibility
  • High-performance remote direct-memory access over converged ethernet (RoCE)
  • Advanced virtualization

End-to-End Open Networking

Open networking is about offering choice and flexibility while removing restrictions, and that means being open at all tiers of the stack. NVIDIA is the leader in end-to-end open networking at all layers of software and hardware.  

  • Nearly all NVIDIA networking features, from adapters to switches to data processing units (DPU’s), can be accessed and managed with open interfaces. In fact, NVIDIA is a top contributor to projects such as SONiC, the Data Plane Developers Kit (DPDK), and Free Range Routing (FRR).
  • The Spectrum programmable ASIC enables flexibility to handle evolving networking technologies, including new protocols that may be developed in the future.
  • Spectrum’s Open SDK API enables the Ethernet community to build open-source networking applications and protocols faster and can be a base for a standard Ethernet switch interface, since NVIDIA doesn’t restrict usage or programming of the ASIC.

Products

Nvidia Spectrum

NVIDIA Spectrum

The NVIDIA Spectrum Ethernet Switch product family includes a broad portfolio of top-of-rack and aggregation switches. Deploy in your layer-2 and layer-3 cloud designs, in overlay-based virtualized networks, or as part of high-performance, mission-critical ethernet storage fabrics.

NVIDIA Cumulus Linux

NVIDIA Cumulus Linux

NVIDIA Cumulus Linux, the world’s most robust open networking operating system, includes a comprehensive list of advanced, modern networking features, and is built for scale.

SONiC

SONiC

NVIDIA offers pure SONiC, a community-developed, open-source network operating system based on Linux that runs on switches from multiple vendors and powers some of the largest data centers in the world.

Nvidia Onyx

NVIDIA Onyx

If you’re looking for a more traditional operating system bundled with the switch, NVIDIA Onyx delivers a new level of flexibility and scalability to next-generation data centers.

NVIDIA Linux Switch

NVIDIA Linux Switch

Linux Switch enables users to natively use any standard Linux distribution as the switch operating system on any of the Open Ethernet NVIDIA Spectrum switch platforms.

Nvidia NetQ

NVIDIA NetQ

NetQ is a modern operations tool designed to provide holistic, real-time visibility, troubleshooting, and lifecycle management of your modern data center.

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