Industry standard x86 server node performance has been improving at an increased pace as core counts and memory capacities have increased. This rapidly increasing compute density is driving a commensurate increase in the costs of implementing in-rack network architectures. The challenge is how to maintain a multivendor, best-in-class datacenter. One good solution is to consolidate first level network and storage resources in a manner that is transparent to existing software stacks. NextIO’s vNET I/O virtualization and consolidation appliances are a well-positioned, practical solution to this challenge.
- Executive Summary
- Converged Server Infrastructure
- Pain Points
- NextIO Solutions
- Is NextIO’s PCIe switching strategy a bet against Ethernet?
- Photo 1: NextIO vNET I/O Maestro PCIe switch below top of rack Ethernet switch
- Photo 2 – Left: back of traditional rack, bottom half
- Photo 3 – Center: front of Dell full rack with NextIO vNET I/O Maestro PCIe switch
- Photo 4 – Right: back of Dell full rack with NextIO vNET I/O Maestro PCIe switch
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