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vNIC

(Virtual Network Interface Card) The emulation of a physical network adapter (NIC). See virtual switch.
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Another industry first with multiple Virtual NIC capability using Intilop's 5th Gen 10G 76 ns TCP and UDP Offload cores implemented in High Performance Altera Stratix 1V/V FPGAs.
In addition, SMC's virtual NIC support (VNIC) provides a clean and efficient way to maximise network and CPU efficiency in virtualised operating system deployments.
iSCSI; the viability of separating the LAN switch's control and the data planes; the pros and cons of virtual switching and multi-chassis LAGs; the need for services such as QoS or security; and the alignment of each application VM with its own virtual NIC and virtual switch port.
IBM and Emulex co-developed the VFA technology for BladeCenter, and each of these cards is able to support exclusive virtual NIC (vNIC) functionality that optimizes network performance, scalability and flexibility for virtualized servers when combined with IBM's switching modules.
The SMC10GPCIe-10BT delivers compelling performance and provides an extensive set of features including: virtual NIC support, IP/UDP/TCP checksum offload, stateless offloads, plug-and-play support, Jumbo Frame support, MSI, remote boot, IP flow filtering, and transmit rate pacing (per queue), as well as support for Accelerating Virtual environments and OpenOnload.
Outbound traffic is balanced dynamically, taking advantage of the huge bandwidth available by combining multiple NICs into a single, high-speed virtual NIC.
In this solution, instead of a hypervisor virtualizing an I/O device in the software and sharing that emulated virtual NIC with multiple VMs, a single I/O hardware itself is subdivided logically to appear as 128 virtual NICs.
Balance improves server I/O performance by allowing multiple NICs (Network Interface Cards) to run in parallel, as a single, high speed virtual NIC.
License upgrades can further enhance adapter functionality with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), delivering a future proof connectivity solution for IBM BladeCenter that enables multiple virtual NIC and FCoE ports on the same adapter.
Data synchronization was performed on wide-area Infiniband via an iSCSI connection on a virtual NIC (Network Interface Connection) by using Xsigo Systems virtual I/O technology.
This I/O consolidation and scale out, which results in significant cost and power savings, is achieved transparently as operating systems and applications running in the virtual machines continue to run over traditional virtual NIC and HBA interfaces available in VMware virtual machines.
lt;p>Crossbow not only provides technologies like Virtual NICs (VNICs) and Virtual Switches for isolating applications on virtual machines (VM), but includes resource management and flow controls to provide such features as bandwidth management and quality of service for separate VMs.

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