Gain availability: With HiperSockets, there are no network hubs, routers, adapters, or wires to break or maintain. The reduced number of external components greatly improves availability.
Gain significant value in server consolidation: The more virtual servers consolidated onto the platform and connected via HiperSockets, the greater your savings potential for costs associated with external servers and their associated networking components.
Support two transport modes: Support for layers including Layer 2 (link layer) and Layer 3 (network or Internet Protocol (IP) layer). Traffic can be IPv4 or IPv6, or non-IP such as AppleTalk, DECnet, IPX, NetBIOS, or SNA.