SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

Cavium Networks, Inc.

October 12, 2009 13:37 ET

Cavium Networks Demonstrates Industry-Leading Price-Performance and Scalability for Enterprise and SMB Storage at Storage Networking World, Fall 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, storage, wireless and video applications, today announced that it is demonstrating the processing power of the OCTEON™ multi-core MIPS64 storage processors at the Storage Networking World Conference, Oct. 12 - 15, in Phoenix, Arizona. OCTEON's Intelligent Storage Service Processors (SSP) are being designed into and targeted for an array of storage applications in the cloud infrastructure such as JBOD, NAS, iSCSI and FC SAN, Data De-Duplication, and VTL.

Traditional storage system architectures utilize a centralized host processor for storage application processing along with JBODs. Currently there is unprecedented demand for virtualized, cloud computing storage to scale elastically, boost storage efficiency and consolidate SAN and LAN on a single Fabric, for decreased cost and increased flexibility. Additionally, moving data freely, without compromising security, is a critical requirement of the cloud infrastructure. An IO centric architecture with distributed and secure storage processing in each storage sub systems is essential to address these demands of increased scalability, capacity and secure services. Cavium's OCTEON SSP with its compelling Price-Performance, Scalability and Features is designed to drive the widespread adoption of this intelligent IO centric architecture. The OCTEON SSP family delivers two to four times more compute cycles versus many alternatives to support line rate processing of variety of Storage Protocols, and integrates advanced hardware acceleration for RAID, compression, de-duplication, security and iSCSI. OCTEON's hyper memory bandwidth with multiple, high speed memory controllers and on-chip memory, enables hyper fast movement of data with low-latency among the various SAN, LAN and storage interfaces. The OCTEON family scales from low-end solutions to very high performance SAN/NAS systems, providing a flexible, software compatible platform across a broad range of price and performance points.

Cavium Networks will be demonstrating the following high-performance OCTEON based storage solutions

--  LINUX based iSCSI to Disk (SAS & SATA) solution
--  \SMB/SOHO NAS using SATA disks on an entry-level OCTEON processor
--  Scalable SSD based storage system

To setup a meeting with Cavium Networks at any time during Storage Network World on October 12th, 13th, or 14th please contact Angel Atondo at

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications, storage, video and security applications. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 20 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium Networks processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts and India. For more information, please visit:

Contact Information

  • Cavium Networks Contact:
    Angel Atondo
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Tel: (650) 623-7033
    Email: Email Contact