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QLogic FlexSuite Gen 5 Fibre Channel and FabricCache Adapters Certified DataCore Ready
QLogic, the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that QLogic FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters and FabricCache 10000 Series server-based caching adapters are certified as DataCore Ready, providing full interoperability with SANsymphony-V storage virtualization solutions from DataCore Software.

DataCore SANsymphony-V is a comprehensive software-defined storage platform that solves many of the difficult storage-related challenges raised by server and desktop virtualization in data centers and cloud environments. The software significantly improves application performance and response times, enhances data availability and protection to provide superior business continuity and maximizes the utilization of existing storage investments. QLogic FabricCache adapters and FlexSuite Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters, combined with SANsymphony-V, allow data centers to maximize their network infrastructure for a competitive advantage.

"QLogic channel partners and end-users can now confidently deploy award-winning QLogic adapters with SANsymphony-V to optimize network performance and make the most of their IT investments," said Joe Kimpler, director of technical alliances, QLogic Corp. "Customers can choose the best QLogic solution--FabricCache adapters for high-performance clustered caching or FlexSuite Gen 5 adapters for ultra-high performance--to best handle their data requirements."

"DataCore has a long history of collaborating with QLogic to help solve the storage management challenges of our mutual customers," said Carlos M. Carreras, vice president of alliances and business development at DataCore Software. "QLogic high-performance Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters and innovative, server-based caching adapters combine with SANsymphony-V to cost-effectively deliver uninterrupted data access, improve application performance and extend the life of storage investments, while providing organizations with greater peace of mind."

The DataCore Ready program identifies solutions that are trusted to enhance DataCore SANsymphony-V Storage Hypervisor-based infrastructures. While DataCore solutions interoperate with common open and industry-standard products, those listed as DataCore Ready have completed additional verification testing to ensure a superior level of joint solution compatibility. Only third party products that successfully meet the verification criteria set by DataCore are qualified as DataCore Ready.

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel delivers greater reliability, security and data availability

QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are designed to tackle high bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications, such as virtualization, streaming media, online transaction processing, backup and recovery, and data warehousing where reliability is critical. The underlying driver stack in QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology is proven in more than 14 million ports shipped to enterprise data centers around the world. The QLogic dual-port ASIC is designed with the company's unique multi-port traffic isolation feature for greater reliability and security on dual-port models. This unique architecture, with complete on-chip CPU and memory isolation across both ports of the adapter, ensures that if one port should encounter issues, the second, isolated port will continue to function securely and without interruption. With two independent channels, I/O imbalances, error recovery or firmware updates on one port do not impact the second port. This enables the adapter to offer secure, deterministically predictive and scalable port performance and increased reliability. This is essential for enterprise data centers--assuring the highest levels of availability for mission-critical applications.

QLogic FabricCache accelerates application performance and lowers TCO

FabricCache is the storage industry's first caching SAN adapter, providing enterprise-ready, high-performance application acceleration for SANs. By combining QLogic's market-leading Fibre Channel adapter with PCIe flash cache, FabricCache delivers a dramatically simpler, more cost-efficient and sharable cache solution. FabricCache transparently pools server-based caches across multiple servers, enabling the widest range of mission-critical, virtualized and clustered applications to benefit from flash caching performance acceleration. With QLogic's proven Fibre Channel driver, which offloads caching functions from the server and integrates seamlessly into existing SAN infrastructure, FabricCache also delivers greater ROI, while lowering overall TCO compared to current server-based caching products.

Published Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:39 PM by David Marshall
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