I/O Virtualization Solution
Oracle Virtual Networking
Oracle Fabric Interconnect
Transform your IT infrastructure with Oracle Fabric Interconnect, a hardware and software solution that streamlines server management. Instead of deploying multiple cards and cables to every server, you can connect servers with a single cable and then create virtual connectivity resources instantaneously with Oracle Fabric Interconnect. The result is up to 100 times faster network and I/O provisioning, 70 percent fewer cables and cards, and 50 percent less capital cost than with conventional networking.
Flexibility and Cost Savings
Oracle Fabric Interconnect employs virtualization to enable you to flexibly connect servers to networks and storage. It eliminates the physical storage and networking cards found in every server and replaces them with virtual network interface cards (vNICs) and virtual host bus adapters (vHBAs) that can be deployed on the fly. Applications and operating systems
see these virtual resources exactly as they would see their physical counterparts. The result is an architecture that is much easier to manage, far more cost-effective, and fully open.
Open Systems for Flexibility
Because Oracle Fabric Interconnect is built on open standards, you can use the servers, networking, and storage you prefer. Most alternative solutions employ proprietary gear that limits your options. With Oracle Fabric Interconnect, your options remain open.
Reliability, Simplicity, and Ease of Integration
With its open, standards-based architecture, Oracle Fabric Interconnect is nondisruptive and simple to integrate. Oracle Fabric Interconnect supports interoperability across x86 and Oracle SPARC T-Series and M5 servers and blade systems. The system’s fully redundant, hot-swappable power and cooling, hot-swappable I/O modules, and passive midplane ensure superior reliability and serviceability.
InfiniBand Server Connectivity
Oracle Fabric Interconnect utilizes the latest InfiniBand networking technology to provide high-speed, low-latency converged connectivity to your servers. Quad data rate (QDR) InfiniBand Fabric provides the ultimate in performance, with data rates of 80 Gb/sec to each server in the fabric.