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February 12, 2013

Qlogic Leads in Fiber Channel Adapter Market



By Nathesh
TMCnet Contributor



The newly published Dell’ (News - Alert)Oro Group Q4 2012 SAN report and the Crehan Research Q4 2012 quarterly market share report stated that QLogic, a provider of fiber channel adapters, has held on to the top position in the fiber channel market and maintained over an 11.4-percent lead over its nearest rival.

Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing of Host Solutions Group at QLogic commented, “These latest Fiber Channel adapter market share reports confirm that customers continue to demand the QLogic brand for their storage network. Several tier-1 OEMs have been shipping our 16Gb Fiber Channel FlexSuite adapters since 2012 and we expect to strengthen our position as the clear leader in Fiber Channel adapters in 2013. Our 16Gb adapter hardware can also support 10Gb Ethernet and provide unparalleled performance and flexibility for virtualized data centers.”

The company claimed that its fiber channel adapters are equipped with the ability to transform from a 16Gb Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapte, to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter that supports NIC (News - Alert), FCoE and iSCSI traffic.

With these adapters, large enterprises can hope to ensure comprehensive business continuity, maintain application performance and cost-effectively scale their networks.

Notable benefits of QLogic fiber channel adapters include a 16Gbps fiber channel per port maximum throughput for high-bandwidth storage area network (SAN) traffic; extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads; removal of potential I/O bottlenecks in today’s powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers; minimized power and cooling costs by using the fewest PCI (News - Alert) Express lanes in PCIe Gen3 environments; delivery of best storage application performance in virtualized and non-virtualized environments; and more.

In related news, Dell'Oro Group stated that QLogic has recorded global market share gains in Fiber Channel adapters for the first quarter of 2012, and QLogic added 10GBASE-T Model to its 3200 series portfolio of Intelligent Ethernet Adapters.




Edited by Braden Becker
 
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