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Runt Packet 8 — Virtensys — I/O Virtualisation

In this Runt Packet we talk to Bob Napaa from Virtensys about their Virtual I/O solution for servers. What’s especially different is that their solution doesn’t use networking…..tune in for more details.

In the show we cover a lot of topics:

How Virtensys connects CPU and Memory to External Resources.

  • Explain key benefits of PCI Bus extension.
  • it’s a standards based technology
  • it’s high performance

About the Physical Equipment

  • PCI card into the PCI bus
  • cables that connect to the top of rack Vietensys box
  • Uses standard Ethernet and Fibrechannel adapters in the chassis

Management Platform

Virtensys also has a GUI management platform. which shows the status, configuration but also has a CLI for power users.

Links and Sites

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Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is the co-host of Packet Pushers. After surviving 25 years in Enterprise IT with only minor damage, he uses his networking expertise for good in the service of others by deep diving on technology and industry. His unique role as an inspirational cynicist brings a sense of fun, practicality and sheer talent to world of data networking and its place in a world of clouds.

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