SOURCE: Neterion, Inc.

September 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Neterion Launches Industry's Only 10 GbE Adapter Featuring New IOQoS Technology

IOQoS (I/O Quality of Service) Delivers Guaranteed Bandwidth and Availability for Different I/O Traffic in a Virtualized Server and Will Be Demoed at VMworld, Booth 648

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Neterion, Inc., the industry leader and pioneer of I/O Virtualization (IOV) in 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for server and storage environments, announced today the availability of its enhanced 10 GbE adapter that leverages its advanced silicon architecture to provide the industry's only 10 GbE adapter with I/O Quality of Service (IOQoS™) technology for virtualized environments.

As larger enterprises move toward increased densities in virtualized servers, traffic congestion at the I/O level has become a significant concern due to multiple workloads with different priority levels running on a single server. Neterion, the recognized market leader in delivering I/O Virtualization (IOV) for 10 GbE adapters, continues to introduce innovative solutions over high speed network interface controllers to address this issue. Neterion's new IOQoS technology delivers guaranteed bandwidth and availability for I/O traffic based on its priority levels in a single 10 GbE adapter to extend the benefits of IOV.

The benefits of IOQoS technology are delivered through hypervisor-based software and multiple, true independent channels in Neterion's 10 GbE adapter hardware, enabling IT managers to implement true I/O isolation and specify guaranteed bandwidth for each workload based on its priority in order to enable higher server consolidation in a virtualized environment. Additionally, with Neterion's IOQoS capability, IT managers can now run more virtual machines (VMs) with I/O intensive applications, saving more than 50% in TCO and simplifying the management of virtualized infrastructures.

"As enterprises continue to increase the number of applications per server in a virtualized environment, they may experience contention at the I/O level," noted Joe Skorupa, Research VP at Gartner. "The ability to prioritize traffic and guarantee levels of bandwidth can enable IT managers to deploy higher levels of virtualization per server as well as run more I/O intensive applications."

"Neterion was focused on addressing customers' needs to maintain guaranteed bandwidth for different I/O traffic within virtualized servers and therefore launched a solution with our newly introduced IOQoS technology," stated Dave Zabrowski, president and CEO of Neterion. "Although other 10 GbE adapters claim support for QoS, guaranteed bandwidth for multiple workloads with a single adapter can only be achieved with true hardware-based, non-blocking, independent I/O channels found in Neterion 10 GbE adapters."

Neterion will demonstrate the IOQoS technology at VMworld 2008 September 15 - 18 in Las Vegas, at booth #648. The demo will feature multiple VMs with different priority levels sharing a Neterion 10 GbE adapter running in a server. With Neterion's IOQoS technology enabled, the demo will illustrate that disparate applications -- running on a single server -- can meet target levels for bandwidth and latency. This demo will assure IT managers that high-priority VMs and their applications, even I/O intensive ones, can carry out user-assigned levels of priority that result in guaranteed quality of service at the I/O level.

IOQoS technology is available today for enterprise IT managers who are planning to take advantage of a more complex virtualized environment with high-end servers running multiple applications on each machine, while ensuring available bandwidth and prioritized levels of QoS. Additional information on Neterion's IOQoS can be found at

IOQoS technology is provided through new drivers for VMware ESX servers across the entire line of Neterion's Xframe and X3100 series adapters at no additional cost.

About Neterion

Neterion is the leader in I/O Virtualization for 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters that provide high speed solutions for customers' server and storage systems. Xframe® and X3100 Series are the industry's highest performing line of 10 GbE adapters, allowing IT managers to virtualize many more applications per physical server -- including the most I/O-intensive ones -- drastically decreasing costs when deploying virtualized servers. 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

The Neterion logo, Xframe, IOQoS, names and logos and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Neterion, Inc. All other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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