Breaking Into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Propelling Broadcast Video with DPDK on Windows

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS!

AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving by the end of March 2019 to our new home at https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com). Please bear with us while we are still under construction!

We will continue bringing you the same great content, from the same great contributors, on our new platform. Until then, you can access our new content on either https://aka.ms/askpfeplat as you do today, or at our new site https://aka.ms/CISTechComm. Please feel free to update your bookmarks accordingly!

Why are we doing this? Simple really; we are looking to expand our team internally in order to provide you even more great content, as well as take on a more proactive role in the future with our readers (more to come on that later)! Since our team encompasses many more roles than Premier Field Engineers these days, we felt it was also time we reflected that initial expansion.

If you have never visited the TechCommunity site, it can be found at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com. On the TechCommunity site, you will find numerous technical communities across many topics, which include discussion areas, along with blog content.

NOTE: In addition to the AskPFEPlat-to-Core Infrastructure and Security transformation, Premier Field Engineers from all technology areas will be working together to expand the TechCommunity site even further, joining together in the technology agnostic Premier Field Engineering TechCommunity (along with Core Infrastructure and Security), which can be found at https://aka.ms/PFETechComm!

As always, thank you for continuing to read the Core Infrastructure and Security (AskPFEPlat) blog, and we look forward to providing you more great content well into the future!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Hello to all of our outstanding readers! Brandon Wilson here once again to give you, yep you got it, yet another pointer to some more new network feature information from the Windows Core Networking team on the Top 10 networking features in Windows Server 2019. This time around, they are covering DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) in Windows Server 2019, and its an interesting read! Here is some initial information straight from the product group:

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #2 Propelling broadcast video with DPDK on Windows

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2018/09/12/windowsdpdk4broadcasting/

As the world moves from HD to 4K and other high-resolution media formats (e.g. 8K), media broadcasters are pioneering a transition to an IP-based infrastructure. Designing for the future, this transition requires high bandwidth and low latency networking re-architecture, not to mention state of the art GPU drivers. We recently announced the availability of Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) libraries on Windows to provide user mode applications fast packet processing capabilities, bypassing the host networking stack.

To this end, we are pleased to announce a partnership with Cisco and Intel to accelerate this transition in the media industry, by bringing Windows DPDK to Cisco’s media software package called virtual Media Interface (vMI).  Now, Windows Server with DPDK’s express data path and wealth of GPU drivers becomes the platform of choice for delivering next gen media formats and other user-mode applications!


As always, if you have comments or questions on the post, your most direct path for questions will be in the link above.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you again soon!

Brandon Wilson