VirtenSys has developed the first PCI Express based I/O technology that virtualizes and shares I/O adapters among multiple physical servers without the need for adapter, device driver, or server modifications. The press release touts VirtenSys’ PCI Express I/O virtualization products to dramatically improve I/O utilization to greater than 80 percent; enhance throughput, and reduce I/O cost and power consumption by as much as 50 percent.
As a part of the VirtenSys go-to-market strategy, the company is demonstrating its technology to a number of server and storage Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and System Integrators (SIs). Later this year, VirtenSys aims to launch products that virtualize and share off-the-shelf Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and SAS/SATA PCI Express based I/O adapters. The products will be available in both rack-mount and blade server form factors.
VirtenSys collaborated with Neterion to provide virtualized 10GbE connectivity. VirtenSys developed, tested, and validated its virtualized I/O technology using the Neterion 10GbE Xframe E adapter. The two companies are working to speed the adoption of I/O virtualization.