Companies Joined Newly Formed 2550100 Alliance
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today unveiled the 2550100 Alliance: a group of server, storage, networking and software companies working together to systematically bring solutions to market based on new 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet technology. The development of 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb products was driven by hyperscale cloud providers who needed a more economical solution between 10Gb and 40Gb.
Because of the compelling benefits of 25Gb economics, shipments of 25Gb solutions to hyperscale and enterprise organizations is forecasted to reach one million ports faster than previous generations of high performance Ethernet. The goal of the 2550100 Alliance is to make it easy for vendors, channel partners and IT organizations to learn, evaluate and implement 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb products. Information about alliance members, program details and how to join is conveniently located at www.2550100.com.
"25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb represents multiple breakthroughs for the Ethernet industry," said Ahmet Houssein, senior vice president and general manager, Ethernet Products, QLogic. "25Gb brings economy to high performance networking, 100Gb puts Ethernet at parity with InfiniBand, while the underlying chips and protocol stack are designed to meet the needs of both hyperscale and enterprise customers."
2550100 Forecast: Fast Time-To-1 Million Ports
According to a forecast by Crehan Research, shipments of 25Gb adapter and LOM ports will reach one million in less than half the time of 10Gb, the technology currently used for high performance server connectivity.
"In contrast to the early ramp of 10GbE, today's server platforms are already capable of driving much higher bandwidth than is currently available on the market. Hence, the network has become a real bottleneck, especially in hyper-scale data center environments," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. "Given that 25GbE, 50GbE and 100GbE can alleviate this bottleneck in a very cost-effective manner, we are forecasting a much faster adoption curve."
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The 2550100 Alliance
Complementing the work of the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium and Ethernet Alliance to promote standards, the 2550100 Alliance was formed to facilitate collaboration in bringing solutions to market. The backbone of the 2550100 Alliance is a set of programs designed to: 1) Assist hardware and software vendors with early access to 2550100 networking products, and to work together efficiently to develop solutions; 2) Assist channel partners with online and hands-on training, and with early access to 2550100 networking products, so they may guide their customers through the migration and 3) Assist IT professionals with education, hands-on training, and early access to 2550100 networking products needed to evaluate and deploy the new technology.
Charter members of the 2550100 Alliance, include: Amphenol, Cavium, DataCore, Finisar, Hitachi Data Systems, Huawei, Ixia, Lenovo, SUSE, Telesoft Technologies, X-IO, Zadara and more.
The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.
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