October 25, 2012
FlexSuite 2600 a Path to Next-Generation Networks
By Wayne Adam
QLogic continues to deliver with FlexSuite 2600 Series adaptors, in an effort to continue its Adaptive Convergence (News - Alert) strategy. These next-generation adaptors boasts a “dual- personality” that fits seamlessly into current installations as a 16Gb Fiber Channel adapter, providing end-user field upgradeability to a 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based converged network adapter (CNA) in the future.
QLogic FlexSuite adapters are suited for rapidly evolving enterprises and provide versatility to handle any protocol, any host, any storage and any fabric from a single adapter platform. In addition, simplified management through common plug-ins for VMware vCenter Server and Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center Virtual Machine Manager allows administrators to centrally monitor, manage, update and run diagnostics directly from the virtual machine (VM) server.
Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic, stated, "QLogic continues to deliver solutions that make it easy for our partners and customers to maximize investments in existing networks and migrate seamlessly to next-generation infrastructures at their own pace, including highly virtualized data centers and private cloud environments. With the world's largest installed base of Fiber Channel HBAs, QLogic and its FlexSuite adapters represent the next evolution in high-performance server-attach delivering unmatched versatility and industry-leading performance."
QLogic is a leading supplier of high-performance network infrastructure solutions, and is the company that offers Fiber Channel, 10-GB Intelligent Ethernet and converged networking adapters backed by a five-year standard warranty.
"Organizations who buy QLogic FlexSuite adapters have the flexibility to satisfy their current requirements for 16Gb Fibre Channel speed, security, efficiency and backward-compatibility with today's predominant 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel networks," said Matt Troka, senior vice president of product and partner management at CDW (News - Alert), a QLogic channel partner. "As they face changing business requirements that may result in the need for 10GbE-based storage or converged networks, companies already have the right adapter in place."
Edited by Braden Becker
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