SOURCE: Cavium Networks, Inc.

Cavium Networks, Inc.

April 14, 2010 08:00 ET

Cavium Networks Demonstrates OCTEON® Processor Based Secure, Scalable, Content Aware IP Storage Deployments at SNW Spring 2010

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, today announced that it is demonstrating OCTEON™ multi-core MIPS64 storage processors at the Storage Networking World Conference, April 13 - 15, in Orlando, Florida. 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 Virtual Tape Library (VTL).

With the increasing availability and adoption of cloud based services, data center and storage system vendors need to incorporate high-performance intelligent features in their systems. These intelligent features include in-line data protection using encryption, reliability and geographic redundancy using RAID and multiple copies, transport layer optimization using compression and block-level granular de-duplication. Other intelligent features such as regulatory compliance, user authorization and fine grain access control and auditing require content aware deep packet inspection and cryptographic authentication. Data center and storage equipment vendors are looking for complete processors and software solutions that can provide the above features at competitive price and performance points.

Cavium Networks OCTEON SSP processor family consists of seven different software-compatible products with 2 to 12 cnMIPS™ Plus cores and 2MB of on-chip L2 Cache. Additionally, OCTEON SSP processors incorporate advanced storage acceleration for RAID5 and RAID6, TCP, data de-duplication, virtualization and compression/decompression. The OCTEON SSP Processor family integrates required interfaces for networking and disk connectivity with up to two 10-Gigabit XAUIs, two 8-lane PCIe controllers, eight SGMII Gigabit Ethernet ports and memory I/Os with dual 72-bit DDR2 controllers. OCTEON SSP processors are also available with integrated cryptographic offload including AES-GCM, XTS-AES with flexibility to support evolving storage encryption standards. OCTEON SSP also includes innovative and flexible data protection and memory backup features to enable enterprise-class reliability, availability and serviceability.

Cavium Networks will be demonstrating the following OCTEON based secure, scalable, and content aware IP storage reference designs:

  • High-performance LINUX iSCSI to Disk (SAS & SATA): Multi-function, fully configurable storage SoC for Cloud Computing that provides 10Gbps line rate performance executing iSCSI, RAID, Security and Compression on a single OCTEON Plus processor.
  • SMB & Enterprise NAS designs: Scalable SMB to Enterprise NAS solutions
  • De-Duplication: Demonstration of high-performance block-level Data De-Duplication engine on OCTEON Plus
  • Deep Packet Inspection technology to enable "Content Aware IP Storage."

To set up a meeting with Cavium Networks at Storage Networking World from April 14th through the 15th, please contact Angel Atondo at

About Cavium Networks

Cavium Networks is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 40 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:

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events or results. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the rate of new design wins, acceptance by customers of Cavium's new product introductions, whether or not the company can continue to expand gross margins and operating margins, the rate at which existing design wins go into production, pricing pressures; general economic conditions; manufacturing difficulties; and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More information about these and other risks that may impact Cavium's business are set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 1, 2010. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and we assume no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

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