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VMware ESX 3.5 Includes Neterion Driver

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Neterion, Inc., the
industry leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters and a VMware
Technology Alliance Partner, announced that its Xframe(R) V-NIC(TM)
10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters will have native support in the upcoming
release of VMware's ESX 3.5 virtualized operating system.

Engineering teams from Neterion and VMware have worked closely to
mutually optimize support of 10 GbE in ESX, now offering near-line
rate 10 Gbps performance at parity with native Linux or Windows
operating systems. This was demonstrated at VMworld in San Francisco
when Neterion, IBM and VMware jointly ran virtualized machines at 10
GbE speeds comparable to servers running single, non-virtualized
applications. Many network intensive tasks, such as VMware's VMotion,
require a large network pipe to allow the nearly instantaneous
migration of virtualized applications. As the datasets of these
applications grow larger, Gigabit Ethernet will not be sufficient.
Neterion's 10 GbE adapters remove this network bottleneck, enabling a
new class of I/O-intensive applications to be virtualized.

"VMware ESX 3.5 is the breakout play for the 10 GbE industry as it is
the first major virtualization OS to support 10 GbE," noted Dave
Zabrowski, president & CEO of Neterion. "Neterion's native driver in
ESX 3.5, teamed with our Xframe V-NIC hardware, provides leading OEMs
a substantial advantage in the race to deliver true virtualized
servers to their end users without the significant performance
penalty experienced with other solutions," Zabrowski continued.
"While today's announcement is the coming out party for 10 GbE in
virtualized servers, the 10 GbE party is just getting started as we
will see increased industry support across multiple virtualized
platforms for 10 GbE in the coming months."

Neterion Inc.