Force10, Solarflare Team Up

Force10 teams with Solarflare to offer bundled end-to-end 10GbE solution

August 9, 2011

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Force10 Networks, Inc., a leader in high-performance data center networking, today announced that it has entered into a joint marketing agreement with Solarflare, a leader in high-performance, low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) server adapters and software, to bundle Force10's S4810 top-of-rack (ToR) data center switch with the Solarflare SFN5122F Enterprise dual-port 10Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) SFP+ server adapter and the Solarflare SFN5162F Midrange dual-port 10GbE SFP+ server adapter providing customers with an end-to-end solution for 10GbE networking. The bundles are available through Force10's authorized distributors, Avnet and Synnex, in Europe, US, and Canada in configurations that include 12, 24 and 48 server adapters along with S4810 switches.

Customers who purchase the bundles will also have access to Solarflare OpenOnload® application acceleration middleware. OpenOnload enables customers to get high performance without the need to deploy new wire protocols or re-engineer networks. The use of OpenOnload can increase message rates up to two- to three-fold while deceasing application latency 50 percent.

"By combining the best-in-class S4810 switch with our industry-leading 10Gigabit Ethernet adapters, we offer a convenient, cost-effective bundle that provides high-performance server connectivity," said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of host solutions at Solarflare. "The S4810 delivers unrivaled 10Gigabit Ethernet density at the top of rack, and our adapters and middleware provide full 10Gigabit throughput and application acceleration to ensure the highest end-to-end performance."

Force10 Networks Inc.

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