With the introduction of increasingly powerful servers such as the new eX5 enterprise systems, more virtual machines and transaction-heavy databases can be hosted on a single system, resulting in exploding I/O usage. To alleviate connectivity bottlenecks, a high-bandwidth 10 Gbps Ethernet solution is required that includes 10 Gbps Network Interface Cards in these high-performance servers and IBM Ethernet Switch B24X for network connectivity.
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