In the same way that our 2011 monitor explored the impact of 10gbps networking on large organizations, our 2012 Network Visbility Monitor explores the impact that the latest wave of network-centric technologies.
Flying blind at 100G
It might go something like this: Your company is a voracious consumer of bandwidth – perhaps a very large enterprise, a research lab, or a service or content provider of some description. Today you are running multiple 10Gbps network connections in the core of your network, but these links are rapidly approaching capacity. An upgrade in the not-too-distant future to 40/100G ultra-high-speed links now looks inevitable.
Solarflare’s creation of a ‘virtualization aware’ smart network adapter and modified Xen will allow direct, but safe, access to such adapters from guest operating systems in order to improve network performance.