Flexible Network Connectivity Management, if you need it
April 30, 2021

Flexible Network Connectivity Management, if you need it

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • X540

Overall Satisfaction with Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X540

We use Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapters x540 on our primary datacenter servers that serves all on-site services and production systems for all users in our organization. They have been used for years in high-performance environments at our location. They are the primary connectivity option for hardware-level networking for our datacenter and into other sites and across the Internet.
  • Flexible connectivity options
  • Manageability
  • Various form factors for different hardware applications
  • It could be simplified for new users to learn
  • More complex than standard adapters
  • Extra administrative overhead might not be worth the added value over standard adapters
  • Compatibility with server hardware
  • Network Performance
  • Connectivity options
  • Less management
  • Flexible connectivity options
  • High Performance Networking

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If your environment is very strict and prescriptive, this adapter might be exactly what you need. It has many features that make managing and implementing it flexible and effective (QoS, traffic management, etc.). But if all you need is a standard network adapter, a time-tested NIC might be better suited since it doesn't require any additional management or learning.