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Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1 Product Brief

Single-port, QSFP+ converged network (4 x 10 GbE) adapter provides ultimate flexibility and scalability in virtual and network appliance environments.

The best-selling Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 dual-port (2 x 10 GbE) adapter is known for its high performance, low latency, reliability, and flexibility. The addition of a new low profile QSFP+ 4 x 10 GbE adapter to the Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 family delivers all of the capabilities in a 4 x 10 GbE adapter. The Intel Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-QDA1 adapter delivers a proven, reliable solution for deployments of high-density Ethernet for unified 10 GbE network connections. The new single-port QSFP+ adapter delivers 4 channels of line-rate 10 Gb Ethernet in a single PCIe* slot using the latest PCI Express* (PCIe) v3.0 bus technology for maximum bandwidth that addresses the increasing capability of the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5 and E7 family-based platforms.

This card allows customers to move to 40 GbE today for high-bandwidth application requirements, such as content distribution, high-end virtualization using multiple CPUs, network appliances, and Applications Delivery Controllers (ACD) used for content caching, load balancing, and compression. The adapter uses a single PCI slot without the need to upgrade your switch infrastructure. Customers can deploy these adapters today using existing 10 GbE switches giving IT managers an easy upgrade path to 40 GbE.

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