Chelsio Communications’ ESX/ESXi 4.02/4.1 and Virtual Multi-port drivers for its 10GbE adapters have achieved VMware Ready status for VMware ESX.
Chelsio's adapters are designed for virtualization at the silicon level and enabling line-rate performance for transmit and receive.
Chelsio's architecture delivers a high volume of transactions per second. Chelsio's customers are able to use the same drivers for any host bus, any physical media, any offload protocol, and any number of ports and speeds of Ethernet.
Officials with Chelsio Communications (News - Alert) said that this designation indicates that the company’s unified wire adapters and drivers have passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and is now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.
Company officials said that passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that Chelsio adapters make best use of VMware technology and are ready for deployment in customer environments.
“We are pleased that the standalone and virtual multi-port drivers for Chelsio Unified Wire adapters qualify for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that it has passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and is ready to run their mission-critical business applications and operations,” said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs with Vmware (News - Alert), in a statement.
Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio Communications said that the VMware vSphere platform is the primary choice for helping customers address the space, power, cooling and management issues with their data center infrastructure.
Naghshineh said that VMware and Chelsio are a powerful combination that enables end-users to achieve high throughput within their virtualized environments and opens the way for new network-intensive applications.
The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1600 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.
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Edited by Erin Monda