Solarflare's application-intelligent 10GbE solutions deliver low-latency and high-throughput Linux kernel and Microsoft Windows performance.
a provider of application-intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking hardware
and software, announced it is collaborating with Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO), a
specialist in shared data decentralization, on solutions that accelerate
applications. A member of Fusion-io's Technology Alliance Program, Solarflare's
products, paired with Fusion-io products, are designed to minimize latency and
increase application performance.
application-intelligent 10GbE solutions deliver low-latency and high-throughput
Linux kernel and Microsoft Windows performance. The server adapters also
support the latest Layer 2/3 smart flow management features, which enable
Solarflare products to match network performance through the server to the
specific requirements of the customer.
example, building on the previous receive packet steering (RPS) and receive flow
steering (RFS) work from Google, Solarflare is able to deliver Linux kernel
hardware acceleration for RFS. Using accelerated flow steering, Solarflare
10GbE adapters match traffic flows deterministically to specific server CPU
cores to optimize application performance. The company's solutions are
available through 36 VARs worldwide, and sold through Dell, Hewlett-Packard and
IBM third-party hardware programs.
the growth of big data applications and customer adoption of Fusion-io PCIe
flash products, the network has become the bottleneck. By accelerating network
I/O, increasing throughput and decreasing latency, Solarflare unlocks the
processing power of today's servers for analytics," said Bruce Tolley,
vice president of solutions marketing at Solarflare. "We look forward to
working closely with Fusion-io to deliver great solutions to our common
customers. Customers will now be able to more easily install our smart 10GbE
networking products and move applications closer to the network with our common
media and other data-intensive applications are forecast to generate zettabytes
of data residing in both structured and unstructured databases. According to IT
research firm IDC, the amount of information created and replicated will surpass
1.8 zettabytes (1.8 trillion gigabytes) in 2011. With advancements in data
search and analytics; Web object caching and search; and data retrieval
provided by such technologies as Hadoop/HDFS, MapR, Memcached and PCIe-based
flash, customer applications are now inhibited by network I/O performance.
honored to have Solarflare join our TAP program," said Tyler Smith, vice
president of alliances at Fusion-io. "Fusion's ioMemory-based hardware and
software solutions move process-critical data into the servers to where
application processing occurs. This minimizes latency and maximizes performance
to increase value to our customers' end users, while lowering infrastructure,
capital and operating costs."
noted Solarflare's application-intelligent 10GbE products solve a similar
problem on the network I/O side by increasing application performance and
reducing application latency. "Under the Fusion-io TAP program, we will
work together on product compatibility, integration and support, enabling us to
provide a better overall experience to our shared customers," he said.