Form Factors / Physical

ADARA SDN: a Complete P + V (Physical + Virtual) SDN Ecosystem of products

SDN implementations can lean toward the Virtual or Physical; there are advantages and drawbacks to both. In production software centric solutions using virtual ports, virtual switches, virtualized services and endpoints will ultimately traverse physical ports backplanes and cables. The bottom line is that the correct approach is a P + V (Physical + Virtual) SDN solution; while common SDN implementations have taken time to understand this, P+V has always been ADARA’s approach. In production, operators want and need a Complete P + V (Physical + Virtual) SDN Ecosystem; one that is 100% open and allows them to interchange elements as desired, not because it is required, or because an SDN vendor fails to offer a critical component, in order to not sacrifice performance, stability, security or scalability.

ADARA Hybrid SDN: Complete Virtual and Physical (P+V)

ADARA SDN enables the best use of both Virtual and Physical without tradeoffs. As an example, ADARA VLAN scalability is in both in Software and Hardware. ADARA VLAN scaling is intelligent and dynamic, coupling high throughput Hardware based VXLAN encapsulation, with the flexibility of Software based VXLAN encapsulation, and intelligently combining multiple VLAN isolation methods for n-tier VLAN scaling. ADARA SDN intelligently combines Virtual and Physical SDN elements and processes to automatically optimize Computing and Networking and eliminate the tradeoffs in common SDN. ADARA SDN ends the limitations of a Virtual or Physical SDN approach.


ADARA products are available in any Hardware platform and Form Factor for Physical Environments; Merchant Silicon, COTS High Throughput Servers, Mobile and Client devices, and Home Office Gateways. In production Physical SDN will utilize Virtual elements. ADARA Virtual SDN does not require the tradeoffs present in other SDN approaches.

ADARA Virtual Overlay Network (VON)

ADARA Physical Network Hypervisor (Net-Visor)

ADARA’s SDN works on Physical interfaces, implemented in any Hardware. ADARA’s Network Hypervisor (Net-Visor) has a Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) in addition to ADARA’s own capability to abstract forwarding, state, configuration and more, creating the industry’s most advanced Physical SDN Networking.

ADARA Network OS

ADARA’s Network OS can be implemented on any hardware; Merchant Silicon, X86, MIPS, or ARM. ADARA Network OS is available in the three most popular, and widely deployed Linux distributions; Ubuntu, CentOS and Fedora. ADARA Network OS is stable and secure, and supports both the Standards Network Stack as well as the ADARA Advanced SLA based Network Stack with the spectrum of network features and protocols.

ADARA Network Services

ADARA Physical SDN offers a complete range of Network Functions and Services in Physical implementations; Global and Local Load Balancing, WAN Optimization /Acceleration, Firewalls, IDS / IPS, File Transfer, DNS, UDDI, Encryption, Compression, Virtual Private networking, Packet / Optical Integration, and much more.

ADARA Physical Form Factors

ADARA Physical SDN is available on any hardware.

ADARA Physical SDN on X86 and MIPS devices delivers 1GbE/10GbE/40GbE throughput; utilizing high throughput Network Interface Cards (NIC) on server platforms to complement ADARA software optimizations.

ADARA Physical SDN on Merchant Silicon Switches are modular 10GbE/40GbE./100GbE switching systems based on the feature-rich Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II switch SOC.

ADARA Physical SDN on ARM Architectures, the versatile System-on-a-Chip (SoC) architecture that is implemented in 99% of all Smartphones with over 40 Billion ARM processors produced and deployed on Mobile devices of all types and Small Office / Home Office Gateways; based upon X86, ARM or MIPS delivers 1GbE/10GbE throughput.