Neterion, maker of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) adapters for server and storage environments, announced today that drivers for its 10 GbE adapters are embedded in the initial release of Windows Server 2008.
Neterion is one of only two 10 GbE adapter vendors to be included in this release (the other being Intel). In addition, Neterion’s adapters are supported in the beta release of Microsoft Hyper-V, the hypervisor software for server virtualization that will be available with various versions of Windows Server 2008.
From the press release:
“Built with enhanced Web and virtualization capabilities, Windows Server 2008 is designed to increase the reliability and flexibility of server infrastructures while helping to save time and reduce costs by consolidating applications with virtualization licensing rights. Neterion 10 GbE adapters include advanced silicon based I/O Virtualization (IOV) capabilities that eliminate I/O bottlenecks within virtualized servers.”
“Neterion’s 10 GbE native driver support for Windows Server 2008 will add new levels of performance and flexibility for an enterprise-class server platform,” said Sandeep Singhal, director of program management at Microsoft. “Furthermore, Neterion’s native IOV support for Hyper-V will enable IT managers to achieve optimal performance and manageability of their hardware resources.”
The Neterion 10 GbE Xframe drivers and adapters are certified to provide native support for several Server 2008 configurations including Windows Server 2008 Standard, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 Datacenter. Each configuration offers a platform for deploying business-critical application and large scale virtualization on small and large servers.
Windows Server 2008 was announced on February 27th and Hyper-V is currently in beta testing and will be officially launched later this year.