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NetEffect Joins VMware Community Source Program
NetEffect, Inc., a leader in 10Gb Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced that it has joined the VMware Community Source program. NetEffect joins other industry partners in collaborating with VMware on a source-code level, ultimately enabling NetEffect to maximize the performance and functionality of its power-efficient 1Gb and 10Gb accelerated Ethernet adapters for VMware virtualization.

The VMware Community Source program allows members to access and contribute to the source code for the VMware ESX hypervisor. The program is part of a set of co-development initiatives fostering the creation of new value-added products and functionality optimized for VMware virtualization. The deep, source-level collaboration also yields enhanced interoperability between VMware virtualization solutions and third-party vendor solutions.

As a VMware Community Source Program member, NetEffect is working closely with VMware to leverage the synergies between the VMware ESX hypervisor and NetEffects multi-GbE adapters. Optimizing virtualization efficiencies will further enhance the adapters proven hardware-accelerated, multi-NIC performance, increasing application productivity with even fewer server resources.

Both NetEffect and VMware are committed to enabling enterprise users to optimize their use of and results from data center resources, said Rick Maule, CEO of NetEffect. The VMware Community Source program offers a unique opportunity to work with the industrys virtualization leader to accelerate virtualized performance from every angle taking full advantage of the NetEffect adapters built-in virtualization features. With this combination, network-intensive applications on virtualized single- and multi-core servers can achieve excellent results helping data centers of all sizes reduce the space, power and cooling limitations while enhancing growth and profitability.

As more and more datacenters standardize on VMware virtualization, support for emerging high-speed interconnect technologies grows in importance, said Bernie Mills, Senior Director, Alliances Programs at VMware. By utilizing the tools and resources available to VMware Community Source Program members, NetEffect can improve its ability to deliver networking solutions that fully leverage the benefits of the VMware virtualized platform, and we welcome NetEffect to the program.

Published Tuesday, April 29, 2008 6:32 PM by David Marshall
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