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QLogic Storage Networking Supports VMware Infrastructure 3
QLogic(r) Corp.,the leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), stackable switches and blade server switches, today announced that its storage networking products support newly released VMware Infrastructure 3. VMware Infrastructure 3 is the next generation of industry-leading infrastructure virtualization software that virtualizes servers, storage and networking, allowing multiple unmodified operating systems and their applications to run independently in virtual machines while sharing physical resources. Optimized for virtualized environments, QLogic SANblade(r) Pro 2400 Series 4Gb HBAs and SANbox(r) 4Gb switches are a strong complement to VMware Infrastructure 3. These QLogic products consolidate direct-attach storage and storage area networks (SANs) and simplify ease-of-use through boot-from-SAN capabilities. VMware Infrastructure 3 supports over 30 models of 2Gb and 4Gb SANblade HBAs.

"SAN administrators want to deploy common infrastructures," said Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst, The StorageIO Group. "With storage networking that extends from HBA end-node to fabric switching, QLogic allows SAN administrators to deploy a common storage networking infrastructure with full support for VMware Infrastructure 3. With continued adoption of server virtualization and VMware, the StorageIO group expects to see more server consolidation, which will likely result in the need for more bandwidth and more 4Gb end-to-end installations."

VMware Infrastructure 3: Ushering in a New Era for Data Centers

With VMware Infrastructure 3, VMware is ushering in a new era for data centers where industry-standard infrastructure farms can be managed as a shared utility and dynamically allocated to different business units or projects. New capacity can be added or removed non-disruptively based on business demand. Applications can be migrated automatically to available hardware resources. Hardware failures can be automatically overcome with minimal disruption. Business data can be protected with minimal impact to production SLAs. Applications can be provisioned instantly and recovered at the same or remote locations easily regardless of the operating system and hardware. Customers will be able to transform IT service levels, simplify and automate their infrastructure and deploy virtualization pervasively across their entire environment.

QLogic Delivers "A Better 4Gb" for Virtualization

SANblade 4Gb HBAs and SANbox 4Gb switches from QLogic offer a suite of technology advancements that help storage administrators ensure complete business continuity, maintain application performance and cost-effectively scale their networks in virtual server environments.

Published Tuesday, June 27, 2006 10:30 PM by David Marshall
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