New Solutions Provide Extensibility and Advanced Virtualization Features to Address the Needs of Future-ready Enterprise, Telco, Managed Service Provider and Cloud Markets
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, QLogic® announced the QL4521x-DE Series of Intelligent Ethernet Adapters, which enable 25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) connectivity for Dell 13th generation PowerEdge Servers. Leveraging QLogic FastLinQ™ Ethernet-based technology, the QL4521x-DE Adapters deliver advanced networking capabilities that eliminate I/O bottlenecks, conserve CPU cycles and enable greater virtual machine (VM) densities in next-generation software-defined data centers. With a highly extensible and flexible architecture, the QL4521x-DE Adapters provide a broad set of capabilities to address the needs of the enterprise, telco, managed service provider (MSP) and cloud markets.
“Offering solutions that meet current and next generation needs of enterprise, telco, MSP and cloud data centers represent the continued innovative and future-ready thinking of Dell,” said Brian Payne, executive director, PowerEdge Servers, Dell. “25GbE connectivity solutions from QLogic provide the type of cost effective, scalable solution that our customers are looking for.”
The QL4521x-DE Adapters deliver the following key benefits:
- Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
- The QL4521x-DE 25GbE Adapters deliver the best price per gigabit ratio, when compared to 10GbE, and improved power efficiency, when compared to 40GbE, enabling cloud providers and large-scale data center operators to reduce CAPEX and OPEX, while continuing to scale their network.
- Additionally, by utilizing a single lane of copper, the QL4521x-DE Adapters reduce the cost and complexity of the network architecture, while providing a more cost effective seamless path to 100GbE and protecting critical business investments.
- Increased VM Density
- The QL4521x-DE Adapters support the latest releases of multi-core systems, such as Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Virtual Machine Queues and Linux® Multi-Queue, enabling increased VM density, improved quality of service and optimized VM performance.
- Accelerated Multitenant Networks
- QL4521x-DE Adapters provide extensive overlay networking (tunneling) capabilities with stateless offload support for network virtualization using Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN) and Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE), optimizing performance while reducing the cost of network encapsulation for virtualized workloads and hybrid cloud deployments.
- Additionally, Open vSwitch support allows IT administrators to reach native performance in their network architecture.
“QLogic and Dell have a longstanding partnership centered on the shared belief of future-ready thinking and delivering solutions that address the current and future needs of enterprises, as well as the growing number of service providers,” said Jesse Lyles, vice president and general manager, Ethernet Products, QLogic. “The new QL4521x-DE Adapters deliver on the cost/performance ratio customers are looking for with 2.5 times the bandwidth compared to current 10GbE offerings and a more cost effective upgrade path to 100GbE for future scalability.”
The new QL4521x-DE Dual-port Adapters are shipping today. For additional information, please visit the QLogic Dell Partnership microsite.
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