DCN December 2016 - Page 46

products & innovations

Cavium introduces 10 / 25 GbE adaptor family for open compute project servers

Cavium has unveiled QLogic FastLinQ adaptors for Open Compute Project ( OCP ) servers , along with an extensive suite of management software . The new line of adaptors allows Cavium to extend its reach to the growing number of OCP servers being deployed at hyperscale and cloud service providers .
Designed to accelerate network virtualisation workloads , the FastLinQ QL34512 adaptor delivers intelligent offloads for NVGRE , VxLAN and GENEVE tunnelling protocols , providing an innovative solution delivering flexibility and cost savings for next generation enterprise , hyperscale CSP , Tier 2 / 3 CSP , and telco data centres . The 10Gb version QL34152HOCU is available today and the 25Gb version scheduled for release in early 2017 .
The FastLinQ OCP Ethernet adaptor boosts network performance with full line-rate throughout across both ports , optimises infrastructure costs and increases virtual machine density .
Additionally , the adaptors generate higher bandwidth , lower latency , and offload networking protocols so that cloud service providers can preserve server resources for workloads that generate revenue . For further information visit : www . qlogic . com


Rittal ’ s new fastener means the time consuming business of assembling and positioning components in IT racks is now a thing of the past .
The fastener allows components to be quickly and easily installed on , or removed from , the 482.6mm ( 19-inch ) mounting level of racks .
Following the ‘ plug and play ’ principle , the 19-inch fastener is simply slid onto the rail from the inside and then locked . At the same time , the integrated contacting ensures the potential equalisation needed . The fastener has robust construction , ensuring it can be repeatedly dismantled and reused . It can be used with every enclosure in the Rittal product range straight away . It is available as a pre-assembled 1U support with three captive nuts , including centre attachment , to standard EIA 310 . For further information visit : www . rittal . co . uk

Equinix collaborates with VMware to bring direct , private access to vCloud Air , globally

Equinix is offering direct and private access to VMware vCloud Air on Platform Equinix in major markets across North America and Europe .
Access is available either via Equinix Cloud Exchange , the company ’ s cloud interconnection platform , or via Direct Connect , depending on location . These dedicated , private connections reduce network costs and provide higher and more consistent network performance than Internet based connections for enterprise customers looking to build out their VMware based hybrid clouds .
By combining the flexibility of public cloud with the control and security of private cloud , hybrid cloud deployments are on the rise within enterprise IT , with an estimated annual growth rate of 45 per cent .
Direct access to vCloud Air inside Equinix provides seamless hybrid cloud enablement for VMware customers by enabling them to easily combine on-premises vSphere investments with the agility of public cloud without the inherent control , latency and security concerns and limitations of the public Internet .
The solution is now available via Equinix Cloud Exchange in London , Silicon Valley and Washington DC International Business Exchange ( IBX ) data centres , and also via Direct Connect in Frankfurt , London , New York , Silicon Valley and Washington DC . For further information visit : www . equinix . com