Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2 Product Brief

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2 Product Brief

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2 Product Brief

10 Gigabit BASE-T ethernet server adapter designed for multi-core processors, and optimized for virtualization.

10 Gb Performance at the Low Cost of Copper

This 10 Gigabit X520-T2 Ethernet Server Adapter showcases Intel’s third-generation standards-based 10GBASE-T adapter in a low-profile PCI Express* form factor. This new dual port adapter provides bandwidth-intensive applications with highly affordable 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) network performance with cost-effective RJ-45 connections for distances up to 100 meters.

10GBASE-T is the most cost-effective deployment of 10GbE for connectivity and will be the primary media of choice for volume 10GbE deployments as data centers continue to drive to reduce costs through network consolidation, convergence, storage over Ethernet, and virtualization while still providing increased application performance and availability.

The drive to 10 Gigabit Ethernet comes from the latest information technologies including virtualization, advances in storage architectures, network convergence, server clustering, new forms of information delivery using the Internet, and the next wave of digital and social media content.

Next-Generation 10 Gigabit Performance
At the heart of today’s network infrastructure, 10 Gigabit Ethernet is the core of any virtualized data center. Data centers are demanding flexible and scalable I/O solutions to meet the rigorous requirements of running mission-critical applications in virtualized and unified storage environments. With the latest server platform from Intel, customers can now realize the full potential of 10 Gigabit Ethernet networking and realize up to 2.5 times the bandwidth supported by earlier generation platforms.

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