ALISO VIEJO, Calif, November 8, 2013 – QLogic (Nasdaq: QLGC), the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that it is now providing enterprise-class Fibre Channel and converged network connectivity for Lenovo ThinkServer systems. QLogic® high-performance data center interconnect technologies are an integral enabler for Lenovo ThinkServer systems to deliver true, enterprise-class server and storage performance. The expanded relationship between Lenovo and QLogic allows both companies to address the increasing demand for high-performance storage networking solutions for enterprise data centers and government organizations throughout China and around the globe.
“Lenovo servers deliver the reliability, scalability, and ease-of-management that all enterprises demand,” said Darrel Ward, vice president, Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo. “We selected QLogic converged network adapters (CNAs) and Fibre Channel adapters because they provide all these characteristics. Our enterprise customers will experience improved ThinkServer application performance with the addition of QLogic to our expanding partnership portfolio.”
QLogic 8200 Series 10GbE CNAs and 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters are now shipping as an option with Lenovo servers. Armed with the latest Intel® Xeon E5 processors, these highly efficient and flexible servers are designed for easy integration into existing IT infrastructures that handle demanding virtualization, cloud and compute-intensive workloads. QLogic Fibre Channel adapters and 10GbE CNAs are designed to balance the compute density of Lenovo servers with enterprise I/O performance and reliability. By providing full hardware offload, QLogic adapters remove the protocol processing burden from the CPU to provide significant performance benefits. Hardware offload conserves precious CPU cycles for applications and services and makes it possible to scale to greater virtual machine (VM) densities.
“Our partnership with Lenovo allows QLogic to expand its growing presence in China and further develop our global brand,” said Vikram Karvat, vice president of marketing, QLogic. “QLogic’s 8200 Series CNAs and 2500 Series Fibre Channel adapters are designed for virtualized data centers driven by powerful multi-processor, multi-core servers. Optimized to handle large numbers of VMs, the versatile QLogic 8200 Series enables consolidation of data and storage networking onto a single wire, resulting in fewer cables; fewer switches; reduced power and cooling requirements; and reduced total cost of ownership in the data center.”
QLogic 8200 Series CNAs–10GbE Performance with Flexibility
By delivering 10GbE performance with low CPU utilization, QLogic 8200 Series CNAs excel in virtualized environments. The 8200 Series features multiple protocol offload, and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) protocol processing over a shared 10GbE link. QLogic 8200 Series CNAs offer ultra-low CPU utilization, freeing up server cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of VMs. QLogic 8200 Series CNAs are fully interoperable with all existing LAN, NAS and SAN environments and support nearly every hypervisor, operating system and boot environment. QLogic QConvergeConsole™ provides multi-platform, single-pane-of-glass management of FCoE, iSCSI and TCP/IP protocols for ease-of-administration and converged network deployment.
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters–Transforming Server Connectivity into Competitive Advantage
QLogic 2500 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters are designed for next-generation virtualized data centers with powerful multi-processor, multi-core servers. The 2500 Series is optimized for virtualization, power, RAS (reliability, availability and serviceability), security and management to transform server connectivity into competitive advantage. QLogic 2500 Series adapters provide complete investment protection by maintaining backward compatibility with previous Fibre Channel network and PCIe host bus speeds, and are set apart from all other 8Gb Fibre Channel adapters thanks to two breakthrough innovations under the QLogic Star Power™ Green Initiative–Dynamic Power Management and Cool HBA™ technologies. Dynamic power management is the unique ability of the QLogic 2500 Series adapter to power down lanes on the PCI Express bus and consume only the amount of power necessary while maintaining full link-speed. QLogic Cool HBA technology is the ability of QLogic products like 2500 Series HBAs to operate without any air flow, unlike competitive products which require fans to be cool.
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