QLogic Delivers 25Gb Ethernet Connectivity with Unsurpassed Combination of Performance, Flexibility and Scalability for HPE Servers

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, QLogic® announced six new connectivity offerings, further extending its portfolio of I/O solutions that deliver a robust set of features and performance enhancements for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE®) customers. The new HPE 620QSFP28 4x25Gb Ethernet (25GbE) Adapter provides advanced features and functionality in a small footprint, fulfilling the needs of telco, managed service provider (MSP), cloud and enterprise customers. The new 4x25GbE Adapter is HPE’s first 25GbE adapter, and provides an unsurpassed combination of performance, flexibility and scalability with low-latency Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) support for Network Function Virtualization (NFV), enabling flexible deployment of server nodes, particularly for telco and MSP customers.

In addition, HPE added two new 10GBASE-T Converged Network Adapter (CNA) offerings from QLogic for HPE ProLiant Gen8, Gen9 and HPE Apollo server platforms. The HPE StoreFabric® CN1100R-T and HPE FlexFabric® 533FLR-T Adapters deliver lower-cost 10GbE connectivity with high-performance iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) storage offloads.

HPE also introduced three new Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) from QLogic. The HPE SN1100Q Gen 5 (16Gb) FC Single and Dual-port HBAs deliver higher performance and lower power than ever before, and include HPE Smart SAN-optimized features delivering end-to-end manageability, deployment and diagnostic features in conjunction with HPE 3PAR® StoreServ storage and HPE StoreFabric B-series infrastructure. HPE also introduced the HPE StoreFabric 84Q 8Gb FC Quad-port HBA. This HBA’s innovative design is ideal for both large enterprise and service provider environments, enabling faster storage and retrieval of data with improved I/O performance, and port density.

“QLogic has partnered with HPE to deliver a comprehensive, cutting edge portfolio of server and storage connectivity products for enterprise IT and service providers,” said Vikram Karvat, vice president of products, marketing and planning, QLogic. “These products epitomize the innovation and value that QLogic delivers via our OEM partners. Whether in the form of StorFusion SAN management technology, 25GbE technology or the flexibility of our FastLinQ® adapters, we provide customers with an array of innovative connectivity solutions to meet their unique deployment needs.”

“The demands on networks for reliability, bandwidth and low latency are growing rapidly, as are the pressures to simplify IT and reduce costs,” said Tom Lattin, VP and GM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “With a robust feature set and advanced performance offload capability, the new HPE 4x25GbE Adapter provides up to 200Gb per second bi-directional aggregate bandwidth and more than 68 million packets per second in a single PCIe® adapter. This breakthrough adapter empowers customers with telco, MSP, cloud and transaction-intensive enterprise networking environments to dynamically transform their software-defined IT infrastructures.”

The expanded suite of Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based adapters for HPE servers are available and shipping today. For more information, please visit the QLogic HPE Partnership microsite.

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QLogic – the Ultimate in Performance
QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance server and storage networking connectivity products. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic for their server and storage networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

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