SOURCE: Solarflare


February 02, 2010 08:00 ET

Solarflare to Discuss Next-Generation Data Center Strategies at Technology Exploration Forum and Ethernet Technology Summit

Company Executives Will Highlight Innovative Technologies for Highly Efficient Networking

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - Dr. Steve Pope, Dr. Bruce Tolley and Dr. George Zimmerman, executives from Solarflare Communications (, the company pioneering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), will present during two upcoming industry events this month. Speaking at the Ethernet Alliance's Technology Exploration Forum ( and Ethernet Technology Summit ( respectively, Solarflare's senior technologists will provide expert insight on green trends in data center management and tactics for low-latency trading.

At the Ethernet Alliance's Technology Exploration Forum, Solarflare Co-Founder and CTO Dr. Pope will discuss how to best leverage I/O Virtualization, (IOV)-capable devices and a 10GbE environment to improve the performance of virtualized applications. Dr. Pope will quantify the performance benefits of IOV operation for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and outline control plane challenges. He will also discuss new technologies that can be used to overcome bottleneck issues in next-generation data centers.

I/O Virtualization in the Data Center
When: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 10:15am
Where: Technology Exploration Forum, Techmart Network Meeting Center, Santa
Moderator: Seamus Crehan, VP, Dell'Oro Group

In addition, Dr. Tolley, Solarflare vice president of corporate and finserv vertical marketing, is co-presenting iSCSI Storage over 10GBASE-T Ethernet, To Build Your Next-Gen Data Centers with Frank Yang, manager of technical marketing at Commscope. The paper explains how 10GBASE-T provides a ubiquitous infrastructure for running converged networking protocols, such as iSCSI, to meet the needs of next-generation data centers for a cost effective, easy-to-use, high-performance solution.

iSCSI Storage over 10GBASE-T Ethernet
When: Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 3:00pm
Where: Technology Exploration Forum, Techmart Network Meeting Center, Santa
Moderator: Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst, The Linley Group

Taking place later in February, the Ethernet Technology Summit focuses on the latest advances in Ethernet networking technology, including new specifications for Energy-Efficient Ethernet. Solarflare Co-Founder and CTO Dr. Zimmerman's presentation will discuss the latest advancements in the 10GBASE-T standard and how it provides the most efficient, cost-effective means to address ever-increasing network demands. Attendees will learn how to best manage both the capital and operating expenses that result from the large amount of power consumed in today's data centers. The panel will outline government regulations, new technologies and new approaches to making Ethernet systems more power-efficient.

Ethernet: An Energy-Efficient Technology
When: Wednesday, February 24, 3:10pm
Where: Ethernet Technology Summit, Wyndham Hotel, San Jose
Moderator: Mike Bennett, senior network engineer, Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory

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About Solarflare Communications, Inc.

Solarflare Communications is the leading provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) silicon and server adapters. Solarflare's robust and power-efficient solutions are cost effective and easy to deploy. Ready for primetime, Solarflare 10GbE products make possible next-generation applications such as low-latency networking (with OpenOnload™) for market data applications, cloud computing, server virtualization, and network convergence. Solarflare 10GbE adapters have proven their performance in testing conducted by Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) Research with Cisco switches and IBM servers. Solarflare silicon can be found in switches, adapters and test equipment shipping from Dell, SMC Networks and others. The company has announced partnerships with Accton, Arista Networks, Citrix, Cloudsoft, CommScope, Delta Networks, Panduit, SR Labs and VMware. 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

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