Datacenter and enterprise network traffic continues to grow at a rapid pace, driven by cloud storage, video and other services demanding greater bandwidth. Service providers are investing in new datacenters, with power efficient server systems and software-defined networking (SDN). The Axxia® Enterprise Communication Processor AXE3500 combines high performance PowerPC® cores, hardware acceleration for security and traffic management and flexible interfaces. This results in network acceleration and an optimized solution for software-defined networking switches and routers in datacenter and enterprise networks. The AXE3500 is fully software compatible with previous generations of Axxia products, providing a straightforward and expedited upgrade path for system designers to extend the performance and feature set of current Axxia-based solutions.