ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC), the market share leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its revolutionary FabricCache™ adapter has been dubbed by CRN as one of "The 10 Coolest Flash Storage Products Of 2013 (So Far)." FabricCache revolutionizes enterprise application performance by delivering server-based cache acceleration to virtualized and clustered applications that rely on SAN storage, including Oracle RAC, VMware and Microsoft SQL.
"The QLogic FabricCache 10000 adapter is aimed at adding performance to applications that can benefit from high-speed flash storage but increasingly do not run on a single server," said CRN. "Typical PCIe flash cache in servers adds performance, but may suffer from a need for additional software drivers and from the fact that applications want to run across multiple servers. The QLogic FabricCache 10000 overcomes that limit by combining a standard Fibre Channel adapter with SLC flash memory and QLogic's FabricCache software to combine the cache from multiple adapters over a Fibre Channel network into a pool."
The storage industry's first caching SAN adapter, FabricCache ushers in a new era of enterprise application performance acceleration for SANs. FabricCache combines a high-performance PCIe flash card with QLogic's market-leading Fibre Channel adapter to create a dramatically simpler, more cost-efficient and sharable server-based cache solution. Unlike alternative offerings, FabricCache transparently pools individual server caches across multiple, physical servers, so the widest range of mission-critical, virtualized and clustered applications can share flash caching performance benefits. FabricCache also delivers greater ROI while lowering overall TCO by leveraging QLogic's proven Fibre Channel driver, offloading caching functions from the server and integrating seamlessly into existing SAN infrastructure.
"We have found that FabricCache is truly an enterprise-ready caching solution and provides the most effective means to share server-based cache in current SAN infrastructures," said Thomas A. Breakiron, manager of technical services at Cross IT Services and Solutions, a QLogic Advanced Solutions Partner. "FabricCache opens up a whole new range of business opportunities by addressing the key growth area of application acceleration in the data center. And the QLogic Advanced Solutions Partner program arms us with the training and customizable business development tools we need to gain a competitive advantage and successfully meet our customers' evolving storage needs."
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