QLogic FastLinQ Adapters Verified to Support SR-IOV and VXLAN Offload for 11th Release of OpenStack Cloud Operating System
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OpenStack Summit -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that QLogic® FastLinQ™ 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) adapters have been verified to support OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of OpenStack. QLogic FastLinQ adapters support Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) offload under the OpenStack Kilo cloud operating system. In addition, QLogic Next-Gen Ethernet adapter management suite is slated to include features that will provide unprecedented visibility into OpenStack deployments powered by QLogic FastLinQ adapters.
Commonly deployed as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution, the OpenStack open-source cloud operating system controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a data center. The Kilo release takes place at a time when production deployments compose half of OpenStack deployments and network functions virtualization (NFV) is the fastest-growing use case for OpenStack cloud software.
QLogic is a Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation which allows the company to provide additional funding to support the Foundation's mission of protecting, empowering and promoting OpenStack. To simplify deployment for system administrators, QLogic hosts an OpenStack microsite with interoperability guides, or "cookbooks" of proven multi-vendor solutions configured with QLogic FastLinQ adapters for OpenStack. Additionally, system administrators can take advantage of QLogic's automated configuration scripts for easier OpenStack deployments.
"OpenStack is gaining a great deal of momentum, particularly in the private cloud market. With the launch of Kilo, OpenStack is more robust than ever and is beginning to draw more interest in the enterprise space," said Manoj Gujral, vice president of marketing, Ethernet Products, QLogic. "QLogic offers a comprehensive portfolio of I/O solutions for OpenStack today and is developing next-generation 25/50/100Gb Ethernet solutions that will very soon take I/O performance to unprecedented levels in OpenStack environments."
About QLogic and OpenStack
QLogic's suite of converged network adapters (CNAs), Fibre Channel adapters and intelligent network interface cards (NICs) interoperate with the OpenStack cloud operating system for networking as well as block, file and object storage. QLogic solutions are compatible with OpenStack Neutron, Cinder and Swift services for IaaS applications. Designed for next-generation enterprise data center and cloud deployments, QLogic supports OpenStack I/O services across Ethernet and Fibre Channel products.
For storage connectivity, QLogic Ethernet CNAs and Fibre Channel adapters support fully offloaded iSCSI and the highest performance Fibre Channel transports in the industry to guarantee peak workload service-level agreements (SLAs) for performance-sensitive applications, with minimal consumption of expensive processing resources. The core networking and storage services provided by QLogic products enable OpenStack users to focus on building scalable applications and services with a robust underlying infrastructure. For networking connectivity under Neutron, QLogic offers Ethernet solutions that support a comprehensive list of virtualization and multi-tenant services for the most sophisticated enterprise data centers, as well as private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments.
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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