Solarflare Debuts 10 Gigabit Ethernet Server Adapter
Upgrades for packet capture and filtering, network monitoring and precision time synchronization with hardware time stamping are also available.Application-intelligent networking software and hardware specialist Solarflare announced the release of the Flareon SFN7002F dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) PCIe 3.0 SFP+ server I/O adapter, which features a virtualized host interface that includes 2048 virtual NIC (vNIC) interfaces. The SFN7002F features driver support for a slew of operating system and hypervisor environments, including Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Open Stack Platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESXi, and Hyper-V Server. In addition, the SFN7002F’s virtualized architecture with 2048 MSI-X interrupt vectors enables central processing unit (CPU)-intensive networking applications, including Web, application, mail, database, compute and storage servers, to leverage today’s multicore CPUs. "The SFN7002F is optimized for the data center. From its power efficiency to its highly virtualized architecture, customers are assured of excellent performance and scalability in an affordable server adapter," Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of host solutions at Solarflare, said in a statement. "Plus, because the SFN7002F supports our advanced AppFlex technology, customers can now implement and control a variety of network services–including security measures–at the server level."
The company noted upgrades for packet capture and filtering, network monitoring and precision time synchronization (IEEE 1588 PTP) with hardware time stamping are also available.