Welcome!

Containers Expo Blog Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Mehdi Daoudi, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Solarflare to Demonstrate and Speak on 10 Gigabit Ethernet and The Need for Simplicity and Performance when Virtualizing Server IO at VMworld 2009

Solarflare Communications, the leader in standards-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon, will demonstrate its latest chip technology in a variety of accelerated virtualized server environments at VMworld 2009, August 31-September 3 in the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. Additionally, Dr. Steve Pope, Solarflare CTO of Controllers, and Dr. Bruce Tolley, vice president of corporate marketing for Solarflare, will speak on recent trends driving the need for 10 Gigabit networking and server IO virtualization and the need for performance, flexibility and scalability in a virtualized data center.

Solarflare, booth #1437, will have three product demonstrations highlighting industry-leading 10GbE technology, including the newest Solarstorm® 10GbE controller family with the first fully-integrated 10GBASE-T LAN-on-Motherboard (LOM) chip.

1. Solarflare will demonstrate a highly-available, virtualized, converged data center network. The demo will showcase Solarflare’s low-power, high-performance Solarstorm® server adapters that are VMware® Ready and IOVP certified supporting a cluster of virtual servers. The switching layer is delivered with a Cisco Catalyst® 4900M 10GbE top of rack switch with both SFP+ and 10GBASE-T connections and the server virtualization and clustering technology is delivered with VMware vSphere 4 using Dell servers.

2. The flexible vNIC demonstration will highlight the Solarstorm server adapter’s scalable, virtualized architecture, supporting 100s of virtual machines and 1000s of vNICs. The Solarstorm vNIC architecture provides flexible mapping of vNICs, so that each guest OS can have its own vNIC, as well as traffic management, enabling prioritization and isolation of IP flows between vNICs.

3. Shown at both the Solarflare and AMD (#1408) booth, the Direct Path demonstration will show near-native network performance for virtualized 10GbE using VMware DirectPath technology with Solarstorm server adapters and AMD’s I/O memory management unit (IOMMU). The IOMMU extends the AMD64 system architecture with support for address translation and access protection on DMA transfers by peripheral devices.

To view a demo of Solarflare’s controller and adapter technology at VMworld, please contact [email protected].

Presenting at the Cisco booth #2118 Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Dr. Tolley will speak on “10 Gigabit Ethernet and Server I/O Virtualization in VMware and other OS-V environments.” His talk will review the fundamental trends driving the deployment of 10GbE low-latency networking and server I/O virtualization.

To be held at the VMworld Solutions Exchange Theater, Tuesday at 12:30 pm and AMD’s booth #1408, Tuesday, September 1, 3:00 pm, Dr. Pope will speak on “IOV Devices, Performance and Challenges.” His talk will quantify the performance benefits from IOV operation for 10GbE and outline the control plane challenges.

“Server virtualization continues to see increased adoption in data centers, with a strong focus on power and efficiency,” said Pope. “Our product demonstrations at VMworld 2009 prove 10GbE delivers unparalleled performance and power efficiency in a virtualized environment. Our newest controller family features a fully virtualized architecture, supporting 10 times the number of virtual machines and virtual NICs as the leading competitors.”

About Solarflare® 10GbE Products

Solarflare designs and develops the industry’s highest-performing, lowest-power, standards-compliant 10GbE vNIC controllers and 10GBASE-T transceivers. Optimized for all key virtualization platforms including Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, Solarflare’s Solarstorm® Ethernet controller consumes less than 2.5 watts at full line-rate delivering the optimal balance in performance and power efficiency. The Solarflare Solarstorm controller is VMware Ready and IOVP certified. At under 5 watts, Solarflare’s 10Xpress® 10GBASE-T PHY with dynamic power scaling™ is the lowest power PHY in the industry and supports distances of greater than 100 meters on UTP Category 6A cabling, 100 meters on STP Category 6, 55 meters on UTP Category 6 and 45 meters on UTP Category 5E cabling. For additional product information and pricing, send a request to [email protected].

About Solarflare Communications, Inc.

Solarflare Communications is a semiconductor company delivering the next level of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE). As the leading provider of standards-compliant 10GbE silicon, Solarflare’s robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10 Gigabit Ethernet makes possible next-generation applications such as cloud computing, server virtualization, network convergence and low-latency networking (with OpenOnload™) for market data applications. The privately held company is headquartered in Irvine, California, with a development center in Cambridge, UK, and has announced relationships with Accton, Citrix, CommScope, Delta Networks Inc., Panduit, SMC Networks and VMware. For more information visit www.solarflare.com.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
@CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX, two of the most influential technology events in the world, have hosted hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors since our launch 10 years ago. @CloudEXPO and @ExpoDX New York and Silicon Valley provide a full year of face-to-face marketing opportunities for your company. Each sponsorship and exhibit package comes with pre and post-show marketing programs. By sponsoring and exhibiting in New York and Silicon Valley, you reach a full complement of decision makers and buyers in ...
While the focus and objectives of IoT initiatives are many and diverse, they all share a few common attributes, and one of those is the network. Commonly, that network includes the Internet, over which there isn't any real control for performance and availability. Or is there? The current state of the art for Big Data analytics, as applied to network telemetry, offers new opportunities for improving and assuring operational integrity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Frey, Vice President of S...
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound e...
Two weeks ago (November 3-5), I attended the Cloud Expo Silicon Valley as a speaker, where I presented on the security and privacy due diligence requirements for cloud solutions. Cloud security is a topical issue for every CIO, CISO, and technology buyer. Decision-makers are always looking for insights on how to mitigate the security risks of implementing and using cloud solutions. Based on the presentation topics covered at the conference, as well as the general discussions heard between sessio...
The Jevons Paradox suggests that when technological advances increase efficiency of a resource, it results in an overall increase in consumption. Writing on the increased use of coal as a result of technological improvements, 19th-century economist William Stanley Jevons found that these improvements led to the development of new ways to utilize coal. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, compared the Jevons Paradox to modern-day enterprise IT, examin...
Rodrigo Coutinho is part of OutSystems' founders' team and currently the Head of Product Design. He provides a cross-functional role where he supports Product Management in defining the positioning and direction of the Agile Platform, while at the same time promoting model-based development and new techniques to deliver applications in the cloud.
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settl...
There are many examples of disruption in consumer space – Uber disrupting the cab industry, Airbnb disrupting the hospitality industry and so on; but have you wondered who is disrupting support and operations? AISERA helps make businesses and customers successful by offering consumer-like user experience for support and operations. We have built the world’s first AI-driven IT / HR / Cloud / Customer Support and Operations solution.
LogRocket helps product teams develop better experiences for users by recording videos of user sessions with logs and network data. It identifies UX problems and reveals the root cause of every bug. LogRocket presents impactful errors on a website, and how to reproduce it. With LogRocket, users can replay problems.
Rafay enables developers to automate the distribution, operations, cross-region scaling and lifecycle management of containerized microservices across public and private clouds, and service provider networks. Rafay's platform is built around foundational elements that together deliver an optimal abstraction layer across disparate infrastructure, making it easy for developers to scale and operate applications across any number of locations or regions. Consumed as a service, Rafay's platform elimi...