The Definitive Report on 10G Ethernet Server Connectivity
The market for 10GbE server connectivity remains extremely dynamic with rapid shifts in technology and vendor market share. Evaluating the long-term outlook for adapter and controller vendors requires an in-depth understanding of their products and roadmaps. Now in its fifth edition, "A Guide to 10G Ethernet Controllers and Adapters" provides a uniquely detailed look at the vendors and products in this market. This report offers complete chapters on the leading 10GbE controller vendors. Because OEMs source both board-level and chip-level products, we include full coverage and comparisons for both 10GbE NICs and 10GbE controller chips. Covered applications include LAN-on-motherboard (LOM), standard adapters (NIC), blade-server mezzanine cards, and converged network adapters (CNA).
With the transition to 10GbE, many new technologies are being added to Ethernet-controller designs. Most of these new features are designed to offload processing from the host CPU and therefore increase throughput or lower CPU utilization. These offloads are divided into three basic categories: stateless offloads that work with traditional operating system stacks; stateful offloads such as TOE that require stack changes; and virtualization offloads for environments such as VMware and Xen. For converged networks, new protocols such as Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI, and iWARP/RoCE (RDMA) also come into play. With all of this complexity, no single vendor can satisfy the requirements of all potential customers. We help you sort out which vendors meet your specific needs.
We Map Out the Crowded Vendor Landscape
"A Guide to 10G Ethernet Controllers and Adapters" begins with an extensive overview of this fast-growing market. The report provides tutorials that help you plow through the alphabet soup of acronyms and standards. We explore the market and technology trends for 10GbE and 40GbE server connections, followed by an explanation of the common attributes of these products.
Following these introductory chapters, the report delivers a complete chapter on six major vendors of 10GbE controller chips and NICs: Broadcom, Chelsio, Emulex, Intel, Mellanox, and QLogic. Each major-vendor chapter includes company background information, full details of announced products, product-roadmap information where available, and our conclusions about the vendor and its products. An additional chapter covers vendors that primarily sell adapters: Brocade, Myricom, and Solarflare. We then dedicate a chapter to detailed head-to-head comparisons of the many available controller, NIC, and CNA products.
The report concludes with our outlook for the server market for Ethernet and the leading vendors.
Make Informed Decisions
As the leading vendor of technology analysis for networking silicon, The Linley Group has the expertise to deliver a comprehensive look at the range of chips designed for server connectivity. Bob Wheeler and Jag Bolaria use their broad experience in networking silicon to deliver the technical and strategic information you need to make informed business decisions.
Whether you are looking for the right Ethernet adapter or controller for your application or seeking to partner with or invest in a chip vendor, this report will cut your research time and save you money. Make the intelligent decision, order "A Guide to 10G Ethernet Controllers and Adapters" today.
This report is written for:
- Engineers designing servers or other systems that embed Ethernet connectivity
- Network managers and end users who are evaluating 10GbE/40GbE technology or planning deployments
- Marketing and engineering staff at companies that sell related chips who need more information on 10GbE/40GbE controllers
- Technology professionals who wish an introduction to 10GbE technology and related chips for servers
- Financial analysts who desire a detailed analysis and comparison of 10GbE semiconductor companies and their chances of success
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