Solving the Hypervisor Network I/O Bottleneck: Solarflare Virtualization Acceleration
Source: Solarflare Communications
With increased pressure on IT departments to do more with less, IT is turning to server virtualization to get the most out of their server platforms. The adoption of virtualization technology to address these business conditions in enterprise data centers has lead to improvements in scalability, manageability, and availability. Solarflare's SolarStorm 10 Gigabit vNIC controllers are built from the ground up to alleviate the I/O bottleneck in a virtualized environment and can provide up to three times the network I/O performance when compared with a non-accelerated virtualized environment. This paper highlights the improvements that SolarStorm's virtualization acceleration can provide, not only in networking I/O performance, but also in server efficiency.