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DPU Use Cases and Infrastructure for the Enterprise

Tim Lieber

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Understanding Enterprise Data Center Dynamics

Comparing large public data centers to enterprise data centers reveals distinct decision-making processes. While large data centers prioritize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), enterprise data centers must prioritize performance and allow for more variability in architecture formulation.

The “Pony Express” of processors, DPUs must be performant enough for a data center, but flexible enough to meet the needs of of an enterprise infrastructure.

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Enhancing Data Acceleration in Enterprise Environments

DPUs offer myriad opportunities to augment data acceleration and data center performance, whether on the initiator or target side of the fabric. The Kalray DPU stands out in its versatility, excelling at both ends of the wire and seamlessly integrating with standard protocols, eliminating the need to be present at both ends. The Kalray DPU can be used as a data accelerator by offloading data services workloads or by just making the data path more efficient.

In addressing data performance challenges, the Kalray DPU offers adaptive integration strategies, including creating new data paths and bypassing or leveraging CPU resources as needed. This adaptability ensures optimal utilization of resources and enhances overall system efficiency.

Streamlining Workloads with Flexible DPUs

The Kalray DPU’s flexibility extends to workload management, handling tasks like data protection, security, and reduction efficiently with hardware accelerators and streamlined data flow. Its architecture prioritizes flexibility, avoiding rigid structures that hinder performance optimization.

When considering DPUs for data acceleration tasks, Time to Implement (TTI) becomes a critical metric. The Kalray DPU’s pre-adapted software stack ensures seamless integration into diverse data center architectures, reducing development and testing times significantly.

Optimizing TCO with Kalray’s DPU

While enterprise data centers may not be as TCO-conscious as large public data centers, integrating Kalray’s DPU doesn’t necessitate sacrificing TCO optimization. Utilizing the DPU can lead to significant savings by offloading data services, replacing high-cost components, or eliminating expensive software licenses, resulting in enhanced scalability and cost-efficiency as the data center expands.

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Lead Solutions Architect, Kalray

Tim Lieber is a Lead Solution Architect with Kalray working with product management and engineering. His role is to innovate product features utilizing the Kalray MPPA DPU to solve data center challenges with solutions which improve performance and meet aggressive TCO efficiency targets. Tim has been with Kalray for approximately 4 years. He has worked in the computing and storage industry for 40+ years in innovation, leadership and architectural roles.

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