Reduce Costs Reduce acquisition costs by up to 55%, compared to traditional multi adapter 1Gb approach Reduce energy costs by up to 64%, compared to traditional multi adapter 1Gb approach Investment protection ability to purchase an adapter upgrade to support FCoE or iSCSI HW Offload Reduce Complexity Reduce cable clutter up to 86% versus non Virtual Fabric approach Ability to dynamically allocate I/O bandwidth and do real time changes across 2-8 virtual NICs Exceptional security by providing isolation between various virtual NICs High availability by being able to isolate failures in once vNIC or virtual group from others Built using industry standards Improve Performance Up to 2.5 times more I/O bandwidth vs. traditional multi adapter 1Gb approach Lower Latency
IBM product number 46C7193</li></ul>Only IBM 1G switch with 1G & 10G uplinks<br />*Planned availability end of 3Q09<br />
BNT Virtual Fabric 10G ESM First FCoE-ready Blade Switch<br />Ethernet<br />FCoE <br />Traffic <br />SAN, LAN, and Cluster traffic will converge on 10G Ethernet<br />SAN<br />Lossless with Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE)<br />Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)<br />Low latency for high-performance clusters (HPC)<br />Low power due to fewer components<br />Low cost – reduce adapters, cabling & management <br />LAN<br />HPC Cluster<br />BNT Virtual Fabric 10Gb ESM<br />Gateways<br /><ul><li> NAS and iSCSI – available today – work better with loss-less fabrics
Open solutions preserve customer choice</li></li></ul><li>VM aware Network - VMready™<br />Worlds 1stswitch that can detect and automatically track VM’s<br />VM 1<br />VM 2<br />VM X<br />Open<br />Virtual port<br />VLAN 100<br />ACL filters<br />TX/RX limits<br />Virtual port<br />VLAN 100<br />ACL filters<br />TX/RX limits<br />Virtual Switch<br />Virtual Switch<br />2<br />2<br />1<br />VMready Switch<br />VMready Switch<br />3<br />VMready runs <br />on the switch <br />Creates a virtual port for each VM that can be configured for VLANs, ACLs, QoS etc.<br />Virtual port configurations can be synchronized with vSwitches via APIs<br />VMready see the packets sent from VMs as they migrate and moves the virtual ports and policies in real time with NMotion™<br />Virtual Machine stay attached and secure<br />
IBM Virtual Fabric for BladeCenter/System xPartnering with BNT & Emulex<br /><ul><li>Ability to have 8 virtual NIC per server & create virtual pipes to the switch
Dynamically allocate bandwidth in increments of 100mb and change on the fly </li></ul>Reduce Costs<br />Reduce Complexity<br />Improve Performance<br /><ul><li>Reduce cables up to 75%
Reduce Management</li></li></ul><li>Cloud Ready Network Architecture<br />Addresses network requirements in five critical areas:<br />Cloud Ready “Truths”:<br /><ul><li>Solutions should be OPEN – with multi-vendor support
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