ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 4 — QLogic, the industry leader in Fibre Channel adapters, today announced that its award-winning FlexSuite 2600 Series 16Gb Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are now shipping for the Lenovo ThinkServer Product Family. Continued collaboration between QLogic and Lenovo demonstrates an ongoing commitment to deliver true enterprise-class server and storage performance and satisfy customer needs in growing IT markets in China and around the globe.
Available under the Lenovo brand, the Gen 5 adapters allow enterprises to improve price-performance, reduce power consumption-per-gigabit, conserve PCIe slots, and support more virtual machines (VMs) per server. Lenovo Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters are backward-compatible with 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel storage networking solutions, providing investment protection for existing storage area network (SAN) infrastructure.
“Lenovo ThinkServer enterprise-class servers are designed to meet business-critical demands by delivering outstanding reliability and exceptional value,” said Darrel Ward, vice president, Enterprise Product Group, Lenovo. “Our latest Intel Xeon E5-based servers, combined with QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters, provide the performance and features necessary to drive today’s virtualized data centers and cloud computing environments.”
Lenovo Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters, powered by QLogic, are designed to tackle high-bandwidth, I/O-intensive applications where reliability is critical, such as virtualization, streaming media, online transaction processing, backup and recovery and data warehousing. The underlying driver stack in QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology is proven in more than 15 million ports shipped to enterprise data centers around the world.
“QLogic Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters provide large OEM customers such as Lenovo with a competitive advantage, with unique features such as port-level isolation, and proven QLogic reliability, performance and value,” said Vikram Karvat, vice president of marketing, QLogic. “This is the second product we’ve announced with Lenovo in less than four months; it signals our growing partnership and expanding momentum in China, a key area for QLogic market expansion.”