Xsigo Scales Server I/O Virtualizer Back to Rack

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 10, 2010

Xsigo Systems is cutting back its server I/O virtualizer to deliver an entry box that is suitable for a single rack. According to this report on Channel Register, the rack is becoming the new chassis for IT infrastructure, despite the efforts of the major blade server providers to have blade enclosures become the unit of control.

The rack is becoming the new chassis for IT infrastructure.

"By thinking at the rack level, rather than across racks or within individual rack servers or blade enclosures, companies can deploy pre-integrated IT stacks of servers, storage and switches for linking them all together in what is commonly called a pod.

"The VP780 I/O Director, launched in the fall of 2007, uses InfiniBand switching as a backbone for converged server and storage interconnections. It is akin to the converged 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric espoused by Cisco Systems in its "California" Unified Computing System, only the Xsigo approach uses an InfiniBand switch and InfiniBand cabling to link devices together. A single host channel adapter goes into each server, linking back to the VP780 Director, and that HCA can support up to 64 virtual connections for server or storage linkage within each server."

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