What are the Advantages of Network Card Teaming?
Through the use of specialized softare and advanced operating systems, NICs (Network Interface Cards) can be configured to work together and distribute input/output workloads.
This process is known by several terms including: Paring, Bonding or Teaming. Benefits to configuring NICs in this way are:
For best results, Network Interface Cards should be identical in make, model and firmware revision when bonded together.
When done correctly, numerous Network Interface Cards can be bonded together for an exponential increase in overall performance.