Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Business Benefits of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)

The Business Benefits of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
Converged" network adapter diagram |  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org
A series of network adapters offer an industry-driving implementation of hardware-based, realistic Converged Network Adapter (CNA) that totally offloads FCoE and the iSCSI SAN traffic. It integrates an extensive set of 10 GB Ethernet attributes making the best of virtualized SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center) driven by an SDN (Software Defined Networks).

Consistently, not all networking adapters possess the same potentials. It is here where some Ethernet adapters specified as having “converged networking” link attributes to iSCSI storage or Fiber Channel to the server is often misleading. This is where hardware-based true CNA provides all the virtualization potentials and fulfillment of the system in a 10 GB Ethernet adapter. Likewise, it provides hardware-based storage protocol offloads making it a clear leader in Performance, Reliability, and Control and at the same time delivers every single thing conceivable in the present and future needs.


In essence, business leaders of today can do more with less from costly investments of IT infrastructures with server, networking, and storage virtualization technologies providing increased flexibility and improving Total Cost of Ownership of the IT systems that run in most businesses today. In today’s highly competitive businesses, business leaders are always on the front line of making crucial decisions of how to best connect IT systems to these highly virtualized assets within the organization’s information center and out to its prospective and existing customers.

The Converged Network Adapter is performance minus CPU burden. In this era of information and technology bombarding every facet of life, speed is the norm. Faster information transfers mean faster business and at this time, leaders in the industry in providing high-performance, hardware-based realistic Converged Network Adapters provides all means of data communication from “bare metal OS” 10Gb Ethernet interconnectivity to optimized virtual SDN coupled with the industry’s leading, highest performing FCoE and the iSCSI 10GbE Converged Networking technology.

Key Benefits to a Business
• High-Performing Network Overlays
• A Simplified Migration to 10 GB Ethernet featuring Switch Independent NPAR (NIC Partitioning)
• Next Generation I/O Virtualization
• Single Pane of Glass Multi-Adapter Management

• Full FCoE and the iSCSI Offloads