Innovium Raises $38.3M Announces 12.8 Tbps Single Switch Reference Design

Network silicon vendor makes a a big push to help enable massive switching scale.

By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted Mar 15, 2017
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Networking silicon vendor Innovium announced on March 14 that it has raised a new $38.3 million Series C round of funding, along with new product innovations.

The Series C funding was led by Redline Capital and included the participation of Greylock Partners, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Capricorn Investment Group, Qualcomm Ventures and S-Cubed Capital. Total funding to date for Innovium now stands at $90 million.

In addition to the funding, Innovium announced its new TERALYNX scalable Ethernet switch silicon product family. According to Innovium, TERALYNX can support up to 32 ports of 400GbE in a single device. The product can scale to support a 128 ports of 100Gbps , enabling a 12.8 Tbps switching fabric.

The TERALYNX has a number of different interesting performance characteristics including 70MB of on-chip buffer and low latency of less than 350ns. Additionally Innovium has a TERALYNX Software Development Kit (SDK) and APIs to help developer rapidly build reference designs and application code for the new silicon.

To help enable network administrators, Innovium also has a capability it calls FLASHLIGHT, which is a telemetry and analytics capability for the TERALYNX silicon, providing visibility in to traffic flows. The FLASHLIGHT telemetry can also be used to help improve and troubleshoot network automation processes.

"Networking silicon solutions in the market today are generic, one-size-fits-all approaches and as a result, sub-optimal for data-centers. Innovium has used a unique, singular focus on data centers to deliver the strongest set of switch capabilities that dramatically advance the future of data centers,” said Rajiv Khemani, CEO & Co-founder of Innovium.

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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