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QLogic Delivers 16Gb Fibre Channel Solutions for EMC Storage Environments

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel High-Performance Adapter Now Available Through EMC Select

QLogic on Monday announced that its 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters are now available through the EMCSelect program for a broad range of EMC storage platforms. EMC customers can now implement QLogic's award-winning 16Gb Fibre Channel technology for high performance storage environments.

"For well over a decade QLogic has provided high-performance Fibre Channel solutions for EMC and its customers," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "QLogic 2600 Series adapters allow customers to accelerate performance of bandwidth-hungry enterprise applications such as video streaming, databases, backup and online transaction processing. Fully compatible with 8Gb and 4Gb products, QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel solutions protect organizations' IT investments."

The EMC version of the QLogic 2600 Series adapter is listed on the EMC Support Matrix (ESM) and qualified through the EMC E-Lab with EMC VMAX, VNX and VPLEX storage arrays. The adapter is pre-configured and designed for easy and quick implementation within these EMC storage environments.

"Today's bandwidth-intensive environments require higher levels of service while keeping costs and power usage down," said Deirdre Wassell, director of solutions marketing, EMC. "The increased I/O and bandwidth of 16Gb Fibre Channel will result in improved application performance for more Exchange mailboxes and virtual machines, as well as faster database processing and reduced backup times."

QLogic 2600 Series 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters consist of several compelling attributes:

  • The Ultimate in Performance: The QLogic 2600 Series handles three times the transactions (1.2 Million IOPs) and double the throughput (6000 MBps) of 8Gb Fibre Channel, dramatically increasing application performance and cutting backup times in half. QLogic 2600 Series adapters are optimized for performance in next-generation servers with support for the new PCIe 3.0 bus architecture.
  • High Availability Architecture: QLogic's unique port-level isolation architecture adds an additional layer of reliability and security, and ensures that if one port should encounter issues, the second, isolated port will continue to function securely and without interruption. This enables the QLogic 2600 Series to offer secure, deterministically predictive and scalable dual-port performance.
  • Optimized for Virtualization: The QLogic 2600 Series provides a scalable architecture for higher virtual machine (VM) deployment per server while still providing full offload capabilities with increased bandwidth allocation to each VM. QLogic 2600 Series adapters further enhance VM mobility by increasing availability to meet peak-demand workloads. The QLogic 2600 Series includes support for advanced features such as virtual Fibre Channel (vFC) in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and uniquely provides dynamic setting of fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) on a per VM basis.

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