The Broadcom® NetXtreme™ II 57711 Dual Port SFP+/Direct Attach 10Gb Ethernet PCI Express Network Interface Card with TOE and internet SCSI (iSCSI) Offload is a fourth-generation convergence network interface card (C-NIC) which enables convergence of all the networking communications for data network (LAN) and block storage (iSCSI) with lower CPU utilization at 10 Gigabit speeds for Dell™ PowerEdge™ rack and tower servers. The 57711 card delivers two ports for redundancy and offers a SFP+ version which is the next generation form factor that is smaller, burns less power, requires fewer components, and is less expensive than the XFP form factor.
The Broadcom 57711 Dual Port SFP+/Direct Attach NIC includes dedicated hardware and processors that not only deliver industry standard Ethernet features but also has integrated iSCSI Host Bus Adapter (HBA) functionality and TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) capability to deliver TCP/IP data and iSCSI block storage at high I/O (input/output) per second with lower CPU utilization. This lowers cost for iSCSI acquisition, deployment and management since the 57711 uses the existing Ethernet infrastructure and eliminates the need to acquire standalone HBA cards. As part of the Broadcom NetXtreme II family of products found across the Dell PowerEdge server portfolio, this enables data centers to simplify IT networking by converging multiple functions over one wire when deploying Dell PowerEdge servers.
The right support is not one-size-fits-all, it’s what fits your environment. The Dell™ ProSupport™ portfolio of support services provides a flexible, reliable and easy support model that empowers you to customize services to meet your unique business needs. Choose support based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources.If you don’t have an IT staff, Dell™ ProSupport™ for end users is the way to go. You’ll receive:
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Further maximize the availability and stability of your infrastructure through Dell™ ProSupport™ Options such as asset and data protection, speed of response, specialized on-site services, proactive maintenance and remote advisory services. Streamline patch management and get detailed reporting. Get advice via telephone access to technical expertise on applications and solutions such as Microsoft® Exchange, Virtualization and more. And for more complex IT environments, choose the Enterprise-wide Contract option which provides a designated Service Delivery Manager, performance benchmarking, proactive planning and custom reporting.
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Dell ProConsult™ global infrastructure consulting services can help integrate your new enterprise hardware into an existing or evolving IT infrastructure. We can provide guidance whether you’re adding single or multiple servers, a storage area network or virtualizing your environment. We can also help you enhance the overall performance of your IT infrastructure and data center by consolidating software and hardware, reviewing data usage to optimize the environment, developing a business continuity plan and by helping you migrate to standards-based technologies.
We utilize skilled solution architects, innovative tools, automated analysis and our own intellectual property to give customers rapid insight into the root causes of unnecessary complexity. We seek better answers than traditional service models, based on our belief that solving problems should not need armies of people. Our strategy is to help customers quickly identify high-impact, short-duration projects that deliver ROI and free up resources to obtain competitive advantage. The result is practical, action-oriented plans with specific, predictable, measurable outcomes. From Data Center Optimization to Server Virtualization to Systems Management, our consulting services help you build a more efficient enterprise.
Dell helps simplify implementation with deployment services that speed time to production of new hardware and IT solutions. During the initial system build of your server, we can customize software and hardware to match your specific requirements. By helping you rapidly deploy new capabilities while minimizing disruptions, we can contribute to improved efficiencies and lower costs.
Our education services provide training and certification courses to help you and your team better manage and use your new hardware so you can reap the full benefits of standards-based technologies.
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