Chip Shot: Intel Support Microsoft Cloud Effort

While there are clear business benefits to cloud computing and virtualization, the complexity of the network can be a major headache for IT. Intel Ethernet Switch FM6000 ICs switches now support a new networking standard called Network Virtualization using GRE (NVGRE) that makes it easier to manage networking in very large virtual environments. This is part of Microsoft’s announcement today of the availability for WindowsServer 2012. To learn more about Intel and NVGRE, go to the Intel Wired Ethernet Blog.