ConnectX ENt, a fully integrated dual-port 10GBASE-T adapter card
Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of connectivity system for data center servers and storage, and Teranetics, a provider of silicon products, have introduced ConnectX ENt, a fully integrated dual-port 10GBASE-T adapter card.
According to Mellanox, the ConnectX ENt dual-port adapter card for PCIe 2.0 (up to 5.0GT/s) delivers high-throughput, low-latency, and high availability with low power to accelerate today’s data center.
ConnectX ENt supports advanced virtualization acceleration features such as NetQueue and SR-IOV and I/O consolidation fabrics with data center bridging fabric enhancements and fiber channel over ethernet.
John Monson, vice president of marketing at Mellanox, said: Mellanox’s ConnectX EN family of 10 gigabit ethernet adapter cards provides IT managers with interface flexibility, optimal performance and a common software platform to support increasing data center application requirements and IT growth, while maintaining management simplicity and scalability. ConnectX ENt brings power- and cost-optimized UTP (unshielded twisted pair) connectivity for 10Gb ethernet to mainstream data center servers and storage devices.
Kamal Dalmia, vice president of marketing at Teranetics, said: The combination of Teranetics’ 10GBASE-T PHY technology with Mellanox’s ConnectX system provides the most integrated system on the market. The availability of this adapter card will enable IT managers to deploy 10Gb ethernet to every server in the data center without the expense of fiber optic cables.