HP StoreFabric SN1000Q Allows Organizations to Achieve Higher Virtualization, Increase Scalability and Improve ROI
FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (HP Discover) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that it has been selected as a provider of 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity for HP ProLiant Gen8 servers and HP ProLiant G7 servers, and adapter solutions for HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, part of the HP Converged Storage portfolio.
The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q 16Gb Fibre Channel adapter is the latest offering in an extensive QLogic® portfolio selected by HP for its server, networking and storage solutions. The QLogic portfolio for HP hardware also includes 8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel adapters; 10Gb Ethernet converged networking adapters; Intelligent Ethernet adapters and integrated server adapters (commonly known as LOMs); Fibre Channel switches and modules; Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switching modules; intelligent multiprotocol routers; and ASIC and adapter solutions for HP Converged Storage.
The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q delivers up to three times as many transactions as 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters, enabling a single Fibre Channel connection to service increased enterprise workloads and more virtual devices. This capability makes the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q ideal for customers who are expanding the use of virtualization within their data centers.
"Building on a collaborative history with HP that spans more than a decade, QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel technology provides industry-leading performance and unmatched versatility. The bandwidth of the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q allows organizations to scale to more virtual machines, resulting in greater consolidation, faster application performance and better ROI," said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic. "Deploying QLogic 16Gb Fibre Channel adapters for HP ProLiant servers and HP Converged Storage allows customers to future-proof their investments and accelerate performance of bandwidth-hungry enterprise applications such as backup, database workloads, online transaction processing and video streaming."
"As organizations virtualize more applications and workloads, they need storage solutions that can handle higher virtual machine densities, a greater number of network connections, and consistent availability," said Tom Joyce, vice president of Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Storage Networking, HP. "Leveraging QLogic's technology, HP StoreFabric SN1000Q delivers a proven solution for around-the-clock application and data access which ensures productivity and can mean increased revenue opportunities for customers."
The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q 16Gb Fibre Channel adapter consists of several compelling attributes:
The Ultimate in Performance: The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q 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. HP StoreFabric SN1000Q adapters are optimized for performance in next-generation servers with support for the new PCIe 3.0 bus architecture.
Leadership, Confidence and Trust: The underlying QLogic Fibre Channel stack is proven in more than 13 million ports shipped to enterprise data centers around the world.
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 take over and keep data moving—securely and without interruption. This enables the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q to offer secure, deterministically predictive and scalable dual-port performance.
Pervasive Interoperability: QLogic solutions are tested and interoperable with more than 10,000 industry products. Fully compatible with HP H-series Fibre Channel switches, the HP StoreFabric SN1000Q's networking stack includes pervasive support for the leading operating system (OS) platforms and hypervisors including Windows Server with Hyper-V, VMware ESX/ESXi, Red Hat and SUSE Linux. The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q uses the same Fibre Channel stack as millions of 8Gb and 4Gb QLogic-designed Fibre Channel adapters installed in enterprises around the globe.
Simplified Management: QLogic QConvergeConsole (QCC) provides a single pane of glass to remotely manage all Fibre Channel adapters and 10Gb Ethernet converged network adapters throughout the network.
Optimized for Virtualization: The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q provides a scalable architecture for higher VM deployment per server while still providing full offload capabilities with increased bandwidth allocation to each VM. HP StoreFabric SN1000Q adapters further enhance VM mobility by increasing availability to meet peak-demand workloads.
The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q includes support for advanced features such as virtual Fibre Channel in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. For VMware environments, the QLogic QConvergeConsole Plug-in for VMware vCenter, a set of software components delivered through a common information model (CIM), enables use of the same application integrated within the vCenter.
Powering the Cloud: The HP StoreFabric SN1000Q provides fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS) and the ability to dynamically allocate bandwidth through increased support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). This enables cloud deployments to provide guaranteed bandwidth with fine-grained metering.
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