Broadcom and VMware Working Together to Develop and Enable Next-Generation SR-IOV Virtualization Technology

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 9:55am
SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VMworld 2010 -- Broadcom Corporation announced the industry's first and only 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) iSCSI/1 Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) iSCSI host bus adapter (HBA) and boot solution to be supported 'in box' in VMware's vSphere™ 4.1.

Broadcom's leading-edge iSCSI solution provides twice the input/output operations per second (IOPs), twice the bandwidth and twice the CPU effectiveness when compared to network interface cards (NICs) without iSCSI HBA capabilities. Additionally, it frees resources that can be utilized to enable the creation of even more virtual machines (VM) on the vSphere 4.1 platform.

This high performance iSCSI HBA solution will be demonstrated using Broadcom's NetXtreme® II 10GbE converged network interface controller (C-NIC) at VMworld 2010 this week in San Francisco (Booth #1601).

Broadcom will also demonstrate its enhanced BCM57712 10GbE C-NIC that supports SR-IOV technology. SR-IOV technology accelerates networking traffic by directly connecting physical hardware to VMs, reducing CPU utilization and creating greater network and application performance.


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