Are you looking for a 10Gb Ethernet adapter with configurable flexibility that could double your bandwidth without doubling your costs and complexity? The HPE FlexFabric 20Gb 2-port 630M Adapter for HPE ProLiant Gen8 blade servers gives you twice the bandwidth of existing 10Gb adapters with new storage I/O functionality along with SR-IOV capabilities. With this Mezzanine Adapter you get faster Ethernet, FCoE and iSCSI performance and increased scalability. Ideal for densely populated BladeSystem data centers running high-bandwidth applications and virtual machine environments, this single Converged Network Adapter (CNA) can connect servers to storage and networks with fewer parts and less administration. If you are looking for a 10GbE Adapter, the FlexFabric 630M offers everything you need plus the advanced features included in the FlexFabric series to simplifying your network and storage topology.
20Gb Bandwidth Improves Performance and Accelerates Virtualized Workloads
2X bandwidth improvement to remove server I/O bottlenecks.
One 20GbE adapter provides 35% CPU improvement over two 10 Gb adapters.1
Flex-20/FlexFabric technology allows you to dynamically fine tune up to four partitioned connections to meet different application needs.
Flex-20/FlexFabric Technology Simplifies I/O Hardware and Reduces Costs
Consolidate server I/O connections reducing NIC/HBA adapters, cabling and switch port requirements.
Each adapter eliminates server I/O hardware by 50%2 and reduces costs by 60%.3
Reduce up to 95%4 of the hardware needed to connect servers to the network, when used with the HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric 20/40 F8 Module.
Centralized Life-cycle Management Streamlines Operations
Provision multiple adapters in seconds using Virtual Connect profiles.
Manage updates from centralized Virtual Connect Manager or Virtual Connect Enterprise Manger.
Orchestrate reliable adapter firmware updates on multiple blade servers with HPE Smart Update Manager (SUM).
Per Demartek/Qlogic testing conducted in April 2014
HPE Internal analysis, one converged FlexFabric adapter reduces the need for a separate Ethernet adapter and HBA Fibre Channel adapter, or two adapters vs one.
HPE Internal analysis, based on ILP pricing, comparing the cost of one FlexFabric adapter vs the cost of separate Ethernet adapter, separate Fibre Channel HBA adapter and required transceivers.
A traditional server blade configuration would typically require a dual-port LOM, an extra quad-port NIC mezzanine, and a dual-port HBA along with switch modules (6 Ethernet and 2 Fibre Channel). The total traditional configuration components come up to 40 vs. the VC FlexFabric module solution. The VC FlexFabric solution requires only embedded dual-port FlexFabric adapters on servers (no mezzanine cards) and two VC FlexFabric modules. This simple calculation will help you understand it better, (40-2)/40=95 percent.
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