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Virtual Fabric

IBM Virtual Fabric®: Fast, Flexible and Reliable I/O

When it comes to I/O, data centers face more challenges than ever before, including:

Welcome Virtual Fabric from IBM, which provides fast, flexible and reliable I/O solutions that fit into your existing data center and offers you a new way to overcome these challenges. This new and innovative solution based on Emulex adapters and specific IBM products is different than other vNIC solutions in that it carves up dedicated pipes between the adapter and the switch. This solution is built on industry standards, provides maximum performance in both directions and allows for pipes to be allocated at any speed from 1GbE to 10GbE. Building a Dynamic Infrastructure today with IBM Virtual Fabric also allows for advanced levels of security and higher levels of availability per virtual NIC by leveraging virtual pipes, which isolate vNICs from each other.

Feature Benefits
High-bandwidth 10 GbE switching in blade form factor
Lower TCO
Lower power consumption

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IBM System x Implementation

IBM BladeCenter Implementation

IBM Flex System Implementation

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