Neterion Touts Driver Performance

Neterion's 10-GigE adapters demonstrate breakthrough I/O performance on VMware ESX server 3.5

February 27, 2008

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CANNES, France -- Neterion, Inc., anindustry leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for serverand storage environments and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner(TAP) program member, announced today that drivers for its Xframe(R)family of adapters, which are fully supported by VMware ESX Server3.5 and VMware ESX Server 3i, deliver breakthrough I/O performancecompared to previous versions of VMware software. The drivers arenative or included 'in the box' with VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VMwareESX Server 3i. These versions of VMware ESX Server are the firstversions of the market-leading virtualization software to support 10GbE and they include a host of new features for data centermanagement.

A key new feature in VMware ESX Server 3.5 is the NetQueue API, whichoptimizes high-speed networking in virtualized server and storageenvironments. Neterion is the first vendor to qualify a driver fornative support of NetQueue, which is a major factor in improvingthroughput performance. NetQueue-enabled VMware ESX Server 3.5 withthe Neterion 10 GbE adapters have demonstrated near line-ratethroughput on VMware virtual machines. With up to 9.8 Gbpsthroughput, Neterion has shown performance up to 4 times that ofprevious versions of VMware ESX Server.

In addition to providing near line-rate throughput, the Neterion 10GbE adapters also transparently support VMware VMotion(TM), whichallows the easy movement of virtual machines from one physical serverto another with no downtime for end users. VMware VMotion(TM) keepsIT environments up and running, providing unprecedented flexibilityand availability to meet the increasing demands on the data center.

"Neterion's NetQueue-enabled 10 GbE drivers for VMware ESX Server 3.5can substantially boost the network performance of virtualizedenvironments," said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners andsolutions at VMware. "Customers can now run even morenetwork-intensive workloads on each virtual machine withoutsacrificing application performance."

Neterion Inc.

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