Solarflare Communications

Solarflare Communications

Provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Server Adapters.

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 518 040
Address: Block 7, Westbrook Centre, Milton Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 1YG
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 51+ (£1,000+VAT pa)

Solarflare Communications ( is a leading software and hardware vendor delivering high performance networking solutions to the world's leading organisations. Solarflare has an unrivalled customer base with customers coming from FTSE100, Fortune 500, Top Tier Computer Manufacturers and leading research institutions. Solarflare technology touches on many key technologies, including high performance networking, big-data, virtualization, cloud and low latency networking.

The privately held company is headquartered in Irvine, California with a development centre in Cambridge, UK. 

The Cambridge office focuses on 10G controller silicon and associated software drivers to be used in 10G Ethernet NICs and LOMs (LAN-on-motherboard). 

Solarflare is a high growth company that offers many challenging software development roles and fast career progression. Developers can expect to work on developing low level software on various leading operating systems (such as Windows 2k3/2k8, Linux and Solaris), virtualization platforms (VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix Xen). Development may also include VLSI design and development, development of Solarflare's open source OpenOnload and collaboration with other open source communities.

98 nanoseconds tick-to-trade networking: introducing the Ultimate Trading Machine

Solarflare, the market share leader in connecting trading servers to Ethernet networks; LDA Technologies, an FPGA product development firm; and Penguin Computing, a provider of custom and turnkey high performance computing, enterprise datacenter and cloud solutions; today announced record-breaking tick-to-trade networking performance for a server configuration they have nick-named the Ultimate Trading Machine.

25 October 2017Read in full

Solarflare demonstrates new storage fabric that stays true to ethernet: NVMe™ over TCP

Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, has demonstrated the world’s first NVMe over fabric based on TCP, along with Samsung Semiconductor Inc. and Supermicro.

10 August 2017Read in full

Solarflare opens market for 10 million firewalls per year

Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, has introduced a NIC-based platform for security “inside” the data center where 90% of all IP traffic exists.

26 July 2017Read in full

Solarflare ushers in new era of Smart NIC fabrics

Industry leaders like Google and Microsoft are instrumenting thousands of servers with FPGA-based Smart NICs & security chips. Solarflare is first to provide a scalable fabric with a standard NIC.

21 July 2017Read in full

Solarflare licenses pioneering XtremeScale™ technologies for neural-class networks

Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, today announced that in its commitment to protect its intellectual property, it has successfully licensed select intellectual properties for use in specific networking products.

7 June 2017Read in full

Solarflare and LDA Technologies harness power of XILINX FPGAs for breakthrough performance

Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, and LDA Technologies, an FPGA product development firm, today announced a joint solution for reducing trading time. The solution delivers a significant improvement in tick-to-trade latency to radically improve the queue position of trades, and dramatically increase the probability that trades will be executed.

15 May 2017Read in full

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Solarflare Communications debuts software defined networking interface card (NIC)

Solarflare Communications, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card (NIC), offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment.

30 March 2017Read in full

Solarflare: 1 of the hottest privately held security & networking companies by JMP Securities

Solarflare's Real-Time, Distributed, Active Monitoring and Security Defends Against DDOS Attacks, Data Theft, Unauthorized Access, Hostile Intrusions and Advanced Persistent Threats

25 March 2015Read in full

Canada's New Stock Exchange to utilize Solarflare networking technology

Solarflare software and hardware solutions to deliver powerful, low-latency performance and precision time for Aequitas NEO Exchange

3 March 2015Read in full

Solarflare engineers a jobs boom in Cambridge

Cambridge-California networking technology business Solarflare has triggered an engineering jobs boom in the UK’s innovation capital.

24 October 2014Read in full

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