SDN/NFV Solutions
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Flexible, standards-based solution that combines
software programmability, real-time processing, hardware
optimization and any-to-any connectivity with the security
and safety needed for SDN/NFV networks
Only with Xilinx

Software Defined Control, Programmable Data Plane, Virtualized Functions

SDN and NFV work together to change the entire landscape of data centers and the communications infrastructure. Essentially, SDN creates centralized control of programmable and intelligent networks, leveraging standard interfaces to all network functions. NFV typically works within an SDN network with functions that are virtualized, readily accessible, configurable, and highly scalable. In order to meet the throughput, latency and power requirements of the network, many of these virtualized functions require optimized acceleration solutions.

Xilinx technologies are enabling a wide range of SDN/NFV applications, including intrusion detection, virtual switching/routing, traffic engineering, and on-the-fly provisioning of services. Xilinx supports optimized workload acceleration, efficient management and routing of data flows, a wide range of communication protocols, and programmable data plane acceleration on demand.

Only Xilinx provides a flexible, standards-based solution that combines software programmable data plane, VNF workload optimization, and high performance connectivity with the security needed for SDN/NFV networks. To support NFV, Xilinx's SDAccel™ software defined environment is used to accelerate the performance of virtualized network functions (VNFs).

SDN/NFV Applications

  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Virtual Switching/Routing
  • Traffic Engineering
  • QoS Provisioning
  • OpenFlow Acceleration

Xilinx Solutions

  • SDAccel Environment
  • Multi-level Security
  • UltraScale 3D-on-3D
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • SEU Immunity

Designed to Fit Your Needs

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Industry's first multi-processing SoC with the highest levels of security and safety

SDAccel Environment

GPU and CPU-like programming for acceleration of virtualized network functions

Multi-level Security

Silicon, IP, and design flows for SDN/NFV application anti-tamper and information assurance


16nm and 20nm FPGAs delivering increased performance and bandwidth for SDN/NFV systems

of networks will be virtualized by 2020


CAGR projected
from 2015-2020