Neterion Delivers Adapter

Neterion delivers industry's first IOV compliant 10-GigE Adapter for virtualized data centers

February 27, 2008

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CANNES, France -- Neterion, Inc., the industry leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for server and storage environments, today announced its third generation X3100 Series adapters at VMworld in Cannes, France. Neterion's X3100 Series eliminates the I/O bottleneck by enabling multiple guest OS's of a virtual environment to share one physical adapter through the use of physically separate I/O channels - while preserving all the advantages of virtualization, including mobility and manageability.

The X3100 Series is the first adapter to support the new industry-standard, SR-IOV 1.0 (Single-Root I/O Virtualization.) SR-IOV is a PCI-SIG workgroup extension to PCIe that allows a single adapter to truly behave like multiple physical adapters in a virtualized server. Neterion was a major contributor to this specification standard.

"Virtualization is a key technology for reducing total cost and complexity. However, applications that required high-performance systems experienced I/O bottlenecks that limited their virtualization opportunities," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "The IOV standard was designed to eliminate these bottlenecks and open up all applications to virtualization. Neterion's SR-IOV compliant 10 GbE adapters, with support for VMware's NetQueue technology, demonstrated near 10 Gbps line rate throughput under VMware ESX Server 3.5. This kind of performance makes it possible to virtualize even the most I/O intensive applications in enterprise data centers."

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