OneConnect Network Adapters Obtain VMware vSphere 4 Certification
Emulex Corporation's OneConnect adapters are fully supported with VMware vSphere 4.
According to an Emulex news announcement, the company says its OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet network adapters are certified and fully supported with VMware vSphere 4. The news report on Earth Times also notes that the adapters support VMware NetQueue to improve performance in 10Gb/s Ethernet virtualized environments.
"The OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapters (OCe10102-N) support VMware NetQueue, a multi-queue performance technology that significantly improves performance in 10Gb/s Ethernet virtualized environments, enabling improved server consolidation, reduced hypervisor overhead and a dramatic increase in the number of virtual machines that can run on virtualized servers. As part of Emulex’s single-chip, high-performance OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) product family, the OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapter provides unparalleled network convergence investment protection with field enablement options for full hardware protocol offload support for Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).
"'Virtualization has become the cornerstone of many data centers and it’s driving the need for greater connectivity bandwidth,' said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. 'Emulex’s high-performance network adapters maximize virtualized server performance with VMware NetQueue support and deliver superior networking efficiency, allowing end users to get the most out of their data center infrastructure using VMware vSphere 4.'"