SOURCE: Solarflare Communications

Solarflare Communications

January 24, 2011 08:00 ET

Solarflare Establishes VAR Partnership With Torrey Point Group to Address the Network Architecture Pain Points of Customers

Leading 10 Gigabit Ethernet Solutions Provider Increases Its Ability to Reach and Service Customers Worldwide Through an Enhanced Channel

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2011) -   Solarflare, the company pioneering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE), announced today that it now has a reseller agreement with Torrey Point Group, LLC, a leading network architecture consultancy that provides customers with design, implementation and support for their next-generation networks. Torrey Point Group will help increase Solarflare's ability to further reach customers in the financial, high-performance computing (HPC), cloud computing and server virtualization markets in the US. Through its new partnership, Solarflare will be able to better pursue trading firms, who need to build low-latency network clusters, and data center managers wanting to improve I/O in their server virtualization infrastructures.

"We continue to build strong partnerships with resellers that focus on network integration best practices, helping us capture a larger share of the 10GbE server adapter market, locate valuable customers worldwide and further grow our revenue," said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of host solutions at Solarflare. "We are happy to begin a new long-term strategic relationship with Torrey Point, which will not only extend our customer reach but ensure we are providing the best value and service."

Torrey Point's core competencies include design and implementation of data center infrastructures, low-latency switching for trading, service provider networks, network management, core routing, large campus and enterprise networks, wireless and advanced security services.

"More and more of our customers are looking for data center and high-speed networking solutions, and Solarflare can provide us the performance we require to meet these new demands," said Steve Fazio, CEO of Torrey Point. "This partnership with Solarflare is key in helping us reach an important and influential segment of end customers and IT buyers." 

First launched in September 2010, Solarflare's VAR program provides channel partners with the resources required to generate and close new business at an accelerated pace. The tiered program offers VARs a unique combination of features and benefits based on their primary business needs to help them gain a clear market advantage. Divided into three categories, Platinum, Gold and Silver, these partners can quote and purchase through Solarflare's two-tiered distribution channel, and receive direct support from the company's technical support and sales channel teams.

Solarflare's SFN5000 line of 10GbE server adapters delivers the industry's highest-performance, lowest-power solutions on both 10GBASE-T for installed twisted pair copper cabling and SFP+ for installed optical fiber. Due to its hardware-assisted support for virtualization, Solarflare's 10GbE adapters deliver up to five times the application performance of other server adapters by accelerating virtual I/O for Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper V and VMware. Solarflare adapters also possess the industry's most scalable virtualization architecture.

To date, Solarflare has shipped its SFN5122F 10GbE dual-port SFP+ adapter to over 100 customers and 150 locations. The SFN5122F is installed with its OpenOnload application acceleration middleware in every major equities exchange worldwide.

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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 high frequency trading 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 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

About Torrey Point Group
Torrey Point Group LLC is a leading network architecture consultancy providing customers with design, implementation and support for their next generation networks. The company's service offerings include network and security architecture, planning, design, installation and managed support. Specific practice areas include financial services, service provider, large enterprise, hospitality, gaming, medical, education and government. Torrey Point Group's expertise in Data Center infrastructure, Low-Latency Switching for Trading, service provider networks, network management, core routing, large campus and enterprise networks, wireless, and advanced security services allows them to build secure, scalable and intuitive networks that solve business problems and increase operational efficiency. Founded in 2005, the privately held company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, and Phoenix. For more information, visit:

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