World's Fastest 10GbE Converged Network Adapters from Broadcom Earn VMware vSphere® 5 Certification
vSphere 5 is the latest version of VMware's virtualization platform for small and mid-size businesses, as well as enterprise-class users. Broadcom's 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) deliver a complete storage solution for enterprise server virtualization and VMware's recent certification confirms their interoperability within vSphere 5 environments.
Broadcom's FCoE-based converged network solutions allow IT professionals to unite data and storage networks on a common 10GbE fabric while significantly reducing the cost of power, cooling and cabling.
Sergis Mushell, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner Inc.
"In recent years, we have seen a growing interest in FCoE technology. Semiconductor companies who understand the requirements of the LAN on motherboard (LOM) market and volume market silicon economics will further drive 10GbE and FCoE adoption by providing FCoE support. FCOE could well be a catalyst for growth in the 10 GbE LOM and NIC market."
- FCoE support on robust, proven, time-tested convergence platform
- World's fastest FCoE Offload solution (1.7M IOPS)
- United networking (L2) and storage (iSCSI, FCoE) on common 10 GbE fabric
- Significantly reduces power, cooling and cabling cost
- Certified EMC ELAB interoperability
- NetApp validated
- VMware certified
Broadcom's 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) are now certified with the latest version of VMware's virtualization platform, delivering a high-performance storage solution for enterprise server virtualization with seamless interoperability within vSphere 5 environments.
Broadcom has successfully completed extensive EMC ELAB interoperability testing with EMC's full suite of storage arrays along with Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Unified Computing System, Brocade 8000 switches, and Dell Blade servers.
Dennis Martin, President, Demartek
"Demartek just completed a comprehensive performance comparison of the top vendors in the Converged Network Adapter (CNA) segment, including products from Broadcom, Emulex, Intel and QLogic. Broadcom dominated the benchmark analysis by demonstrating superior overall performance for both FCoE and iSCSI."
Brian Payne, Executive Director of Platform Marketing, PowerEdge Server Portfolio, Dell
"By collaborating with Broadcom, we're able to offer a flexible FCoE solution that leverages switch agnostic NIC portioning capable of handling dynamic virtualized workloads. Our customers can now easily take advantage of the industry's first switch-independent NIC partitioning that makes it possible to split the 10GbE pipe with granularity free of any fabric vendor lock-in. This allows users to build-out and pay as you go rather than being locked-in to a one size fits all solution."
Greg Scherer, Broadcom's Vice President, Server and Storage Strategy, discusses the big picture with the folks at Silicon Angle. Watch the video to learn more about Broadcom's convergence strategy.
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