New QLogic 10GbEE Converged Network Adapters

QLogic has announced availability of its 8100 series converged network adapters (CNAs). According to the company in this TMC article, the 8100 supports simultaneous data and storage networking across a 10GbEE Ethernet connection while supporting PCI Express Gen2 data transfer on the host side.


“The 8100 supports simultaneous data and storage networking across a 10GbEE Ethernet connection while supporting PCI (News – Alert) Express Gen2 data transfer on the host side. It consolidates the data networking of a NIC with the storage networking of a Fiber Channel Adapter onto a single 10GbE Ethernet adapter, resulting in significant datacenter cost savings while preserving existing investment in Fiber Channel storage and tools.

“These CNAs remove the need for adapters/cards, cabling, power, cooling, and management costs by enabling LAN and SAN convergence which in turn brings down the total cost of ownership. When combined with an FCoE-capable switch, they work seamlessly with existing Fiber Channel storage, switches, and existing management utilities.”

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