Ethernet cards enable data exchange between all the devices connected in a local network (LAN). A networked IT infrastructure that functions well is of great significance when managing and controlling critical business processes in a company. The wide range of complex information transported across the network relies on fast and reliable data processing by the network cards. The cards offers at least one Ethernet interface which is designed for the respective network types and network architectures. The bus interface links
the network card with the server.
Network Adapter EmulexOCe14102-NT
As a member of the OCe14000 network adapter family the “Fujitsu OCe14102-NT” offers a high performance networking solution, which perfectly fits for virtualization, enterprise cloud and datacenter tasks. The difference - in contrast to the Emulex OCe14102 adapter - is the use of the RJ45 connector type. This connector is compatible with CAT6/6A/7/7A twisted pair cabling standards for a maximum 10Gb strong Ethernet connectivity at very low costs. The NIC only adapter OCe14102-NT focusses on cloud functions; it can thus not handle the storage off-load functions (iSCSI and FCoE) of a Converged Network Adapter.
The OCe14102-NT from Emulex is a high
availability dual-port adapter combined with many scalability options as well as massive bandwidth speeds in long-established and field-proven networking technology. This includes a rich set of features, for example enhanced Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) for cost-effective virtualization, RDMA over Converged Ethernet v2 (RoCE) which guarantees a direct memory movement of server data over the internet in a way that is more performant than normal application communication. SMB Direct (SMB over RDMA) provides an improvement of the SMB protocol for remote storage and ensures better performance values like RoCE. Moreover, NIC port partitioning for dividing physical ports into multiple virtual ports and other next generation overlay technologies acts as a flexible platform to overachieve virtual machines requirements in public or hybrid enterprise cloud environments.