Intel® ProSet Utility — provides point-and-click management of individual adapters, advanced adapter features, connection teaming, and virtual local area network (VLAN) configuration
Intel® Virtual Machine Device Queues — dedicates data packets to different virtual machines routing to different queues helping to improve I/O throughput for fast, efficient networking
Intel® Virtual Machine Direct Connect (VMDc) — physical configuration of each port is divided into multiple virtual ports assigned to virtual machines-bypassing the virtual switch
iSCSI remote boot support in the OS allows Intel server adapters to attach directly to a target Logical Unit Number (LUN) using a single, easy to use method without the need for additional management servers.
MSI-X support — helps minimize the overhead of interrupts and allows load balancing of interrupt handling between different cores/CPUs
Intel® QuickData Technology — DMA Engine: enhances data acceleration across the platform (network, chipset, processor), thereby lowering processor usage; Direct Cache Access (DCA): enables the adapter to pre-fetch the data from memory, thereby avoiding cache misses and improving application response time