Chelsio Communications, provider of 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapters and ASIC solutions, today announced that its single- and dual-port 10GbE adapters are now certified for the VMware ESX hypervisor and have been added to the VMware ESX 3.5 Hardware Compatibility List.
With this certification, Chelsio offers VMware customers low-latency adapters for high-performance computing in virtualized environments. Chelsio’s adapters are powered by T3 ASIC technology, designed for virtualization at the silicon level and enabling line-rate performance for transmit and receive. Chelsio’s T3 architecture delivers a high volume of transactions per second., and its 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. In addition to VMware virtualization support, Chelsio’s T3 technology provides support for RDMA, iSCSI, TOE, Traffic Management and packet classification. This enables Chelsio’s customers to future-proof their systems.