Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) with VMware Vsphere
Aug 1, 2014
This paper describes the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) 1.6 with VMware vSphere® (VMware® ESXi™) 5.5 solution. Intel DPDK packet processing software running on standard Intel® architecture-based servers can now perform tasks that were traditionally assigned to hardware, such as application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The Intel DPDK with VMware vSphere solution can be used to rapidly migrate legacy applications from non-virtualized, dedicated proprietary hardware to high performance, high throughput, and highly efficient cloud-ready environments.