ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, today announced that its latest 10Gb Ethernet and 16Gb Fibre Channel technologies are now available for EMC's VNX® Series hybrid flash storage arrays. The latest QLogic® offerings provide Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and network connectivity for the EMC VNX Series. Continued collaboration between QLogic and EMC enables robust storage efficiency, high data availability and strong application performance for EMC VNX Series customers.
EMC VNX storage solutions are designed to deliver no-compromise economics while balancing the reliability, performance and scalability requirements of virtualized data centers with a unified storage platform that supports both block and file storage. Combined with QLogic's high performance 10Gb Ethernet and market-leading Fibre Channel technologies, the popular EMC VNX Series addresses evolving data center needs with proven, reliable storage solutions for today and the future.
"Our latest collaboration with EMC expands the capabilities of the VNX Series with full support for NIC, iSCSI, Fibre Channel and FCoE storage environments," said Vikram Karvat, vice president of products, marketing and planning, QLogic. "Organizations that deploy EMC VNX Series storage systems with QLogic 10Gb Ethernet and Fibre Channel connectivity can accelerate time-to-deployment and protect current IT investments with these advanced, high-performance storage solutions."
"Our customers need a flexible storage system that can meet the ever-changing needs of their virtualized data center workloads," said Jon Siegal, vice president, core technologies, EMC Corporation. "The addition of QLogic 10Gb Ethernet and Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity to EMC VNX hybrid flash arrays adds broad protocol support and allows our joint customers to maximize the value of their IT infrastructure."
By delivering wire-speed 10Gb Ethernet performance with low CPU utilization, QLogic 10Gb Ethernet technology excels in modern computing environments. Featuring multiple protocol offload and concurrent LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (FCoE, iSCSI) protocol processing over a shared 10Gb Ethernet link, QLogic 10Gb Ethernet technology offers maximum flexibility. Ultra-low CPU utilization frees up cycles for business-critical applications and the increased mobility of virtual machines.
QLogic Fibre Channel solutions are designed to tackle high-bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications where reliability is critical. Gen 5 Fibre Channel connectivity also allows enterprises to improve price-performance, reduce power consumption-per-gigabit and support more virtual machines per server. QLogic Fibre Channel solutions eliminate throughput bottlenecks from host to storage, giving EMC users unprecedented application performance and optimum I/O. All QLogic Fibre Channel solutions are backward-compatible with 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel networks, providing investment protection for existing Fibre Channel SAN infrastructure.
The most advanced networks demand sophisticated capabilities, and for 20 years QLogic has consistently delivered performance, innovation, flexibility, reliability and control for these environments. Breakthrough application performance gives customers faster time-to-data. Innovation delivers new capabilities, greater efficiency and maximum performance. Unprecedented flexibility connects mission-critical applications to any storage network, and robust infrastructure management capabilities put network controls in the hands of customers.
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