QLogic Adapters and Veeam Software Enable Simplified Management and Accelerated Performance for Enterprise Customers
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that it has collaborated with Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™, to provide complete solutions that leverage the advantages of 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) converged infrastructure for virtualized environments. Utilizing the vastly increased performance and simplified management of next-generation 10GbE converged networks powered by QLogic, Veeam enterprise customers can meet and exceed their recovery and restore requirements.
QLogic is proactively working with the Veeam Solutions Lab in Alpharetta, GA, which demonstrates Veeam Availability Suite v8 to customers and is also used for product performance testing with technical alliance partners. An I/O provider for the lab, QLogic, recently updated its next-generation 8400 Series converged network adapters which provide connectivity between vSphere and Hyper-V hypervisors and various storage arrays. Building on a long history of delivering interoperable solutions, QLogic and Veeam are working to ensure enterprises experience maximum performance and functionality when implementing QLogic 8400 Series adapters with Veeam Backup & Replication™.
Veeam Backup & Replication provides image-based backup, replication and restore capabilities for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V. Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data through a fundamentally new kind of solution that delivers high-speed recovery, data loss avoidance, verified protection, leveraged data and complete visibility. Veeam Availability Suite v8, which includes Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE, leverages virtualization, storage and cloud technologies that enable the modern data center to help organizations save time, mitigate risks, and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs.
"Data centers are creating greater virtual machine (VM) densities and are virtualizing mission-critical workloads. This trend is increasing the demand for shared storage; flatter, more scalable networks; higher bandwidth and more I/O capacity," said Chris Lorenz, director, partner marketing, QLogic. "QLogic 10GbE 8400 Series converged network adapters and Veeam Availability Suite v8 are part of a new breed of high-performing and flexible solutions that have simplified the management of these virtualized environments."
"The Veeam Availability Suite v8, combined with QLogic 10GbE 8400 Series converged network adapters, provides backup and recovery for today's modern data center VMs, guest OS files and applications," said Rick Vanover, community manager, product strategy at Veeam. "By leveraging a high-performance converged networking infrastructure to perform backup and replication tasks, system administrators can relieve I/O multipathing and CPU cycles from the VMware or Hyper-V infrastructure. Organizations can lower their data center's TCO and improve service levels by minimizing downtime and disruption with the fastest possible recovery and the lowest RTPO."
The QLogic 10GbE 8400 Series is a true converged network adapter with hardware-based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI offloads to maximize storage networking performance. The 8400 Series is the solution of choice for workload-intensive computing environments, providing reliable, high-performance 10GbE connectivity for converged infrastructures. Boasting the industry's lowest CPU utilization, the versatile 8400 Series delivers unmatched performance for the most demanding IT workloads. QLogic 10GbE 8400 Series adapters feature switch-independent NIC partitioning (NPAR) technology. Designed for both bare-metal and virtual environments, this switch-agnostic approach enables administrators to split up the 10GbE network pipe to divide and reallocate bandwidth and resources at the adapter level, as needed. This reduces implementation time and lowers the total cost of 10GbE migrations.
Designed for Next-Generation Multi-Tenant Server Virtualization
QLogic 8400 Series 10GbE converged network adapters support today's most compelling network virtualization features, including: SR-IOV, enhanced and concurrent NIC partitioning, and tunneling offloads (VXLAN and NVGRE). This greatly enhances customers' choices and flexibility, allowing them to create more agile virtual server platforms. QLogic 8400 Series 10GbE adapters deliver network function virtualization (NFV) features for high performance overlay networks. This maximizes server-processing performance by providing an offloaded NIC for cloud deployments on Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and VMware vSphere 5.
QLogic 10Gb Ethernet: Performance with Flexibility
By delivering wire-speed 10GbE performance with low CPU utilization, QLogic 10GbE adapters excel in modern computing environments. Featuring multiple protocol offload and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) protocol processing over a shared 10GbE link, QLogic 10GbE adapters offer maximum flexibility. Ultra-low CPU utilization frees up server cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of VMs.
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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