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

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!


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

Brandon Wilson