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QLogic HBAs Certified in Virtual Iron 3.0

Virtual Iron Software, (, a provider of software solutions for creating and managing virtual infrastructure in the data center,  today announced that QLogic storage networking products have been tested and are supported in the newly released Virtual Iron 3.0 solution. Virtual Iron 3.0 provides server virtualization that enables users to run multiple virtual servers on a single physical server, often as part of a server consolidation project. As a critical step in the deployment of server virtualization, QLogic’s deep Fibre Channel connectivity capabilities offers reassurance to enterprise’s that require automated capacity management and high availability.


"Virtualized environments continue to become more pervasive, as a result, we are witnessing a rapid increase in the need for servers that leverage SANs. said Frank Berry, vice president of marketing, QLogic Corp. "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."


Virtual Iron 3.0 makes use of the standard QLogic driver in the virtualization layer that has passed QLogic testing across a wide variety of SAN environments. This allows virtual machines running in Virtual Iron to access storage through a certified storage stack. Virtual Iron is also working in partnership with QLogic to support N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and Virtual Fabric technologies, HBA virtualization technologies that provide a more secure, manageable, and higher performance environment for virtual machines.


“We continue to see the emergence of SAN storage as a more effective way to maximize the value from virtual infrastructure environments” said Mike Grandinetti, chief marketing officer at Virtual Iron. “QLogic certification with Virtual Iron virtual infrastructure is a key enabler for virtualization that meets data center cost, security and performance objectives.”

Published Tuesday, October 24, 2006 6:13 PM by David Marshall
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