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Neterion Touts Driver Performance
CANNES, France -- Neterion, Inc., an
industry leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for server
and 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 Server
3.5 and VMware ESX Server 3i, deliver breakthrough I/O performance
compared to previous versions of VMware software. The drivers are
native or included 'in the box' with VMware ESX Server 3.5 and VMware
ESX Server 3i. These versions of VMware ESX Server are the first
versions of the market-leading virtualization software to support 10
GbE and they include a host of new features for data center
A key new feature in VMware ESX Server 3.5 is the NetQueue API, which
optimizes high-speed networking in virtualized server and storage
environments. Neterion is the first vendor to qualify a driver for
native support of NetQueue, which is a major factor in improving
throughput performance. NetQueue-enabled VMware ESX Server 3.5 with
the Neterion 10 GbE adapters have demonstrated near line-rate
throughput on VMware virtual machines. With up to 9.8 Gbps
throughput, Neterion has shown performance up to 4 times that of
previous versions of VMware ESX Server.
In addition to providing near line-rate throughput, the Neterion 10
GbE adapters also transparently support VMware VMotion(TM), which
allows the easy movement of virtual machines from one physical server
to another with no downtime for end users. VMware VMotion(TM) keeps
IT environments up and running, providing unprecedented flexibility
and availability to meet the increasing demands on the data center.
"Neterion's NetQueue-enabled 10 GbE drivers for VMware ESX Server 3.5
can substantially boost the network performance of virtualized
environments," said Brian Byun, vice president of global partners and
solutions at VMware. "Customers can now run even more
network-intensive workloads on each virtual machine without
sacrificing application performance."
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