The data center is changing. To efficiently network today, IT has to move from a discrete, traditional operating design to a more flexible and optimized model. This smarter model must support more workloads and operate under flat or decreasing IT budgets, so it is crucial that the platform has the ability to adapt to increased demands.
The network architecture on the IBM® Flex System™ platform has been specifically designed to address these challenges, giving you a very scalable way to integrate, optimize and automate your data center. The Flex System CN4054 10 Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter scales to up to 16 virtual ports, and supports multiple advanced protocols. It can run in a physical mode, IBM Virtual mode or switch independent mode, and helps provide a way to reduce data center costs by using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks.
Supports multiple advanced protocols for Intel processor-based IBM Flex System compute nodes. It can run in a physical, virtual or switch independent modes, and helps provide a way to reduce data center costs by using a common infrastructure for Ethernet and storage networks.
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