Source : Demartek

Demartek Publishes Evaluation of Intel 10GbE Adapter Performance for FCoE and iSCSI

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwire - September 8, 2010) -  Demartek announces its evaluation of the Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520. Intel® commissioned Demartek to compare the performance of their Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520 that supports Ethernet, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI protocols with those of the two leading Fibre Channel adapter vendors. The goal of this testing was to evaluate products in environments similar to actual customer environments. As a result, these tests were performed with well-known disk storage arrays with spinning disk drives in FCoE and iSCSI configurations similar to those typically found in customer datacenters, rather than testing theoretical performance with specialized hardware not typically found in customer environments.

"We found that the performance of the Intel X520 adapter was comparable to competitive 10Gb FCoE adapters for a broad spectrum of tests," said Dennis Martin, Demartek President. "Because the adapter performance was reasonably close in most of these tests, IT professionals need to consider the cost of these adapters, especially in environments where many adapters are required."

The Demartek evaluation of the Intel 10GbE Adapter Performance is available at:

Additional Demartek FCoE resources are available at:

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