Sunday 22 December 2013

QLogic certifies adapters for software-defined storage; announces Fibre Channel Adapters and FabricCache are DataCore Ready

QLogic FlexSuite Gen 5 Fibre Channel and FabricCache Adapters certified DataCore Ready
The emerging software-defined storage space hit a new milestone after QLogic announced that it has added support for DataCore’s SANsymphony-V virtualization offering.

QLogic® FlexSuite™ 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters and FabricCache™ 10000 Series server-based caching adapters are now certified as DataCore Ready, providing full interoperability with SANsymphony-V storage virtualisation 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 virtualisation in data centres and cloud environments. The software significantly improves application performance and response times, enhances data availability and protection to provide superior business continuity and maximises the utilisation of existing storage investments. QLogic FabricCache adapters and FlexSuite Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters, combined with SANsymphony-V, allow data centres to maximise 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 optimise 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 organisations with greater peace of mind.”

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