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Solarflare partners with Fujitsu Frontech North America for 10GbE Server Adapter availability


March 29, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

March 29, 2011

Solarflare has announced a strategic partnership with Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading provider of IT-based business solutions, including advanced technology products, biometric security, and digital media solutions, to offer complete switch-to-server networking solutions for 10GbE high-performance networking and storage connectivity. 

Fujitsu will sell Solarflare’s SFN5122F enterprise and SFN5162F midrange
10GbE server adapters under the Solarflare brand with the Fujitsu XG
series Ethernet switches, including the XG2600 high–performance,
ultra-low latency switch. The adapters will be available through
Fujitsu’s network of distributors, value-added resellers and system
integrators.

"These products are increasingly important for maintaining true network
performance for real-time applications, including financial trading
environments, live video streaming and communications," said the
companies.

Solarflare
described the new relationship as further solidifying its
reputation as the "number one choice for 10GbE server networking
solutions in high-performance computing and cloud networking
environments."

“Our server adapters provide the best performance for a wide range of
applications and customers, including high-bandwidth and low-latency use
cases. Switch vendors and the broader 10GbE ecosystem are taking
notice,” said Mike Smith, vice president and general manager of host
solutions at Solarflare. “We are pleased to partner with Fujitsu, as we
share target customer markets, such as low-latency 10GbE networking,
high-performance computing (HPC) and digital media.”  

“Fujitsu is committed to driving industry-leading networking and cloud
solutions in a highly competitive market,” said Vic Herring, vice
president of sales and marketing, Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc.
“Solarflare’s best-in-class 10GbE sever adapters for high-performance
and cloud networking are a key complement and value add to existing
product portfolio. The strategic partnership with Solarflare allows
Fujitsu to provide customers with comprehensive switching and networking
solutions that focus on low latency, high performance and low total
cost of ownership.”

Solarflare has shipped its 10GbE adapters to more than 120 customers and
150 locations in China, Europe, the U.S., India, Hong Kong and
Singapore.