Broadcom Places Big Bet on Ethernet Storage

New Gigabit Ethernet controllers combine simultaneously perform storage networking, high-performance clustering, accelerated data networking and remote system management.

Broadcom this week announced new Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) controllers that simultaneously perform storage networking, high-performance clustering, accelerated data networking and remote system management.

The company said its NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Controllers offer iSCSI functionality that creates low-cost networked storage capabilities over an existing GbE infrastructure (network cabling, switches, and routers).

The controller also includes a TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) and remote direct memory access (RDMA) technology.

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