Product/Technology: Virtensys VIO-4000 series I/O virtualization switch
Hardware, Software or Service: Hardware and Software
Launched: August 2009 (New)
What it does? The Virtensys I/O virtualization switch is the only solution that is non-disruptive to existing data center operations allowing users to take advantage of I/O virtualization. The switches create an I/O cloud where I/O resources are consolidated shared and dynamically allocated based on application needs while receiving full connectivity bandwidth to the corporate network and storage infrastructures. Off-the-shelf IO adapters reside in the I/O virtualization switch which replaces multiple top of rack networking and storage aggregation switches and provides a direct connection to the corporate network backbone. Users can eliminate multiple layers of aggregation switches I/O adapters disk drives and cables.
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What makes it Innovative? The Virtensys I/O virtualization switches are based on the breakthrough unique and patented I/O Virtualization technology developed by VirtenSys. The switches pool and consolidate server I/O resources consisting of I/O adapters (10 Gb Ethernet 4/8 Gbps Fibre Channel 3/6 Gbps RAID controllers) and internal disk drives Then they virtualize the I/O resources and share them between the connected servers The Virtensys I/O virtualization technology leverages the existing PCI Express bus available in every server. It is fully transparent to existing servers and I/O adaptors and requires no changes to server or I/O hardware device drivers or management tools.
Targeted Users: Enterprise customers struggling with I/O bottleneck issues who need a non-disruptive I/O virtualization solution.