SOURCE: Solarflare


March 24, 2011 08:00 ET

Fujitsu Selects Solarflare as Its 10GbE Server Adapter Partner

Strategic Partnership Enables Fujitsu to Offer Complete Switch-to-Server Networking Solutions for 10GbE High-Performance Networking and Storage Connectivity

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Solarflare, the 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter pioneer, announced today that Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, has selected Solarflare as its strategic partner for 10GbE server adapters. Fujitsu will sell Solarflare's SFN5122F enterprise and SFN5162F midrange 10GbE server adapters under the Solarflare brand with the Fujitsu XG series Ethernet switches, including the XG2600 high-performance, ultra-low latency switch. The adapters will be available through Fujitsu's extensive network of distributors, value-added resellers and system integrators. Adding momentum to Solarflare's market growth, the Fujitsu relationship further solidifies Solarflare's reputation as the number one choice for 10GbE server networking solutions in high-performance computing, high-frequency trading and cloud networking environments.

As network bandwidth increases, ultra-fast switching and network latency are increasingly important for maintaining true network performance. In time-sensitive, high-performance computing environments that rely on real-time applications -- including financial trading environments, live video streaming and communications -- low-latency networking solutions are mission critical.

"Our server adapters provide the best performance for a wide range of applications and customers, including high-bandwidth and low-latency use cases. Switch vendors and the broader 10GbE ecosystem are taking notice," said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of host solutions at Solarflare. "We are pleased to partner with Fujitsu, as we share target customer markets, such as low-latency 10GbE networking, high-performance computing (HPC) and digital media." 

"Fujitsu is committed to driving industry-leading networking and cloud solutions in a highly competitive market," said Vic Herring, vice president of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. "Solarflare's best-in-class 10GbE sever adapters for high-performance and cloud networking are a key complement and value add to existing product portfolio. The strategic partnership with Solarflare allows Fujitsu to provide customers with comprehensive switching and networking solutions that focus on low latency, high performance and low total cost of ownership."

Solarflare has shipped its 10GbE adapters to more than 120 customers and 150 locations in China, Europe, the U.S., India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Solarflare's server adapters support its unique OpenOnload application acceleration middleware, which provides unmatched latency and message-rate performance for demanding application environments. Solarflare's 10GbE solutions enable server virtualization for cloud networking, high-frequency trading, and high-performance computing for select verticals, such as scientific computing, oil, gas and manufacturing.

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About Solarflare Communications, Inc.
Solarflare is the pioneer in high-performance, low-latency 10GbE server I/O solutions. Our architectural approach combines hardware and software to deliver high-performance adapter products and application acceleration middleware for superior performance in a wide range of applications, including financial services, high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, storage and virtualized data centers. Our products are used globally by many of the world's largest companies, and are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell and HP. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, has an R&D site in Cambridge, UK and sales offices in Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit

About Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals, self checkout systems, kiosks, currency dispensers, networking solutions, media solutions, biometric solutions, and RFID tags -- with sales, service and engineering support throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at:

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