Fujitsu Develops Worlds First Technology Employing 10 Gbps Virtual Switch to Substitute for On-Server Virtual Switch Functions

Fujitsu today announced the development of technology for use in virtual cloud computing networks that manages virtual switching functionality – which has traditionally been handled using server-level software – using dedicated external switching hardware. This new technology is the world’s first such technology to run at 10 Gbps while supporting standard protocols. The technology enables users to lighten the CPU processing loads of servers that deliver virtual switching functionality, thereby allowing a higher number of virtual machines to operate on a single server than was previously possible.

In addition, by automatically detecting virtual machine migration and preemptively configuring network settings, this technology enables virtual servers to be migrated without impacting the end-user’s business operations. These technologies help cloud service providers to reduce hardware costs by up to half, and reduce operating costs as well, thus contributing to a lower total cost of ownership. This technology will be exhibited as reference at INTEROP TOKYO 2010, held from June 9 – 11 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.