PCI Express offers significant benefits in a clustering environment that makes the "Cloud". Low latency accesses between the applications running in the servers through a PCI Express connection have a direct impact on the increased performance of the cloud.
PLX has extended the reach of PCIe for use as a fabric for data center and cloud computing through its ExpressFabric® initiative. By building on the natural strengths of PCIe – it’s everywhere, it’s fast, it’s low power, it’s affordable.
PCIe is used throughout mainstream storage products to: Aggregate storage devices; Connect communication and storage subsystems; Offer mid-plane and backplane pathways; Enable failover, redundancy, and mirroring of storage systems.
PLX is the leading supplier of I/O interconnect silicon including PCI Express® (PCIe®), USB and other standard input/output (I/O) devices for the server, storage, communications, embedded-control and consumer markets.