SOURCE: Neterion

September 04, 2007 08:00 ET

Neterion Announces GA of Xframe II 10 GbE Adapter for HP Integrity and 9000 Servers

Xframe II Enables End Users to Achieve Line Rate Throughput for Intensive Data Center and High-Bandwidth Applications

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - Neterion, Inc., an industry leader in the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter market for server and storage environments, announced today that its Xframe® II 10 GbE adapter has been released and is available in volume for HP Integrity and HP 9000 servers.

Xframe II is part of Neterion's family of V-NIC™ adapters, featuring the Hyperframe™ suite of technologies designed to provide unsurpassed 10 GbE performance. Xframe II supports the higher speed PCI-X 2.0 bus architecture, with Double Data Rate throughput. When the adapters are used in HP servers equipped with PCI-X 2.0 slots, end users can achieve full line rate 10 Gbps performance and take advantage of operating systems, such as HP-UX, designed to run I/O intensive applications.

"The Xframe V-NIC family of adapters was designed with I/O performance in mind in order to support the most demanding bandwidth requirements of our enterprise data center customers," noted Dave Zabrowski, president and CEO of Neterion. "True enterprise servers are the driving force for 10 GbE adoption. We are very pleased to be, once again, selected by HP for their line of enterprise servers that will be performing mission critical operations in data centers around the world."

Neterion has provided the first generation Xframe PCI-X 1.0 adapter to HP since January 2005. The Xframe II adapter has completed qualification and passed through a rigorous process to win the new qualification and demonstrate superior technical features and performance, best-in-class quality, operational excellence and volume manufacturing capabilities.

"10Gb Ethernet technology is a key element in enabling our customers to move toward automated, 24x7 lights-out computing," said Lorraine Bartlett, director of worldwide server marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "The PCI-X 2.0 DDR support and hardware off-load capabilities of Neterion's V-NIC adapter helps HP Integrity customers simplify IT administration and fully enable server consolidation and virtualization."

Market momentum is building for 10 Gigabit Ethernet, as the eco-system is coming together. According to Seamus Crehan, director of Ethernet switch research at Dell'Oro Group, 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch port shipments exceeded 100 thousand in the fourth quarter of 2006 alone and are forecasted to reach almost 1 million ports in 2007. IT managers have started to connect their switches and servers, benefiting from end-to-end line rate 10 GbE performance for a wide range of computing, networking and storage applications.

Neterion has published a whitepaper that provides technical details on the Xframe V-NIC and Hyperframe architectures. It can be downloaded at: http://www.v-nic.com

Xframe II Qualified For HP Parts

The Xframe II has been qualified and is available as HP part number AD385A for the following BCS platforms. Entry Level: rx1620, rx2620, rx2660, rp3410, rp3440, rp4410, rp4440, rx4640, rx3600, rx6600. Mid-Range: rp7420, rx7620, rp7440, rx7640, rp8420, rx8620, rp8440, rx8640. High-End: HP9000 Superdome with PA-8800 and PA-8900, Integrity Superdome (sx1000 & sx2000). More details are available on www.neterion.com and on www.hp.com/products1/serverconnectivity/adapters/index.html. The product can be ordered today on the HP Enterprise Configurator web page: http://h30099.www3.hp.com/configurator/.

About Neterion

Neterion is the leader in 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters that provide high speed solutions for customers' server and storage networks. With their unique Hyperframe architecture, Neterion's Xframe V-NIC adapters feature independent physical paths, built into the hardware to offer optimal performance and security in virtualized environments. This enables IT managers to implement end-to-end virtualization down to the I/O level. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California with an additional office in Ottawa, Canada. More information on Neterion, Inc. can be found at http://www.neterion.com/.

V-NIC and Hyperframe are trademarks of Neterion, Inc. Xframe is a registered trademark of Neterion, Inc. All other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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