Using SmartNICs to Offload Your Server Resources

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    Among other exciting things, VMworld 2020 also presented project Monterey, which is to be based on a new type of network interface controller (NIC) — SmartNIC. This new NIC rendition will include DPU (data processing unit) capabilities by using different approaches. The idea is to make more server resources available by offloading a set of workloads onto SmartNIC.

    Read the new article by Andrea Mauro, a virtualization expert, on VMware SmartNIC, and how it promises to redefine our approach to compute, networking, storage, and security.