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Neterion Releases 10-GigE Adapter

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Neterion, Inc., the industry pioneer of I/O Virtualization (IOV) in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for server and storage environments, today announced the general availability of its third generation I/O Virtualized X3110 10 GbE server adapter through its world-wide channel of distributors.

The adoption of server virtualization is the fastest growing trend in today's datacenters and has been enabled by two major technology developments:

-- Hypervisor technology (from the likes of VMware, XEN, Citrix and Microsoft) that logically divides a single CPU complex into dozens (or even hundreds) of virtual CPUs

-- Impressive gains in CPU horsepower thanks to the advent of multi-core technology

I/O is rapidly becoming the bottleneck or "glass ceiling" in large-scale virtualized server environments as technology trends and the economy demand higher VM density and faster migration of I/O intensive applications. Until now, I/O has failed to keep pace with advances in CPU and Hypervisor technology. This threatens to eventually limit the number of VMs per platform, stunt the adoption of "cloud computing" and also prevent the migration of I/O intensive applications such as databases and mail servers.

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