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QLogic Delivers Reliable, High Performance, Cloud-enabling Solutions for Windows Server 2012
In-box Drivers for Fibre Channel, 10Gb Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters Unleash Powerful I/O Performance and Capabilities for the Microsoft Cloud OS and Enterprise Data Centres
Windows Server 2012 is a cornerstone of the Cloud OS. For organisations deploying shared services via a private or public cloud, it is imperative to choose I/O technologies that provide detailed Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. QLogic Fibre Channel and Network QoS technologies for Windows Server 2012 handle these increased demands for flexibility and stringent service level agreements (SLAs) and allow enterprises to enhance performance and network utilisation, while simultaneously reducing complexity within Windows Server 2012-based clouds.
“QLogic has been closely involved in the execution of Microsoft’s Cloud OS strategy, providing network adapters with rich features that address the demands of virtualised and cloud computing environments,”
“Windows Server 2012 has its roots in Microsoft’s long-standing expertise with large cloud data centres,” said Sandeep Singhal, general manager, Windows Networking, Microsoft. “With a large installed base of network adapter solutions that fully exploit the advantages of virtualised data centres and cloud environments, QLogic provides customers with network adapter solutions that can help them make the most of Windows Server 2012’s breakthrough capabilities.”
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters Deliver Proven Stability and Reliability for Windows Server 2012
Leveraging the company’s 15 years of industry-leading Fibre Channel expertise, QLogic provides highly stable, reliable and efficient Fibre Channel connectivity in Windows Server 2012 environments. QLogic Fibre Channel adapters provide a number of benefits for Windows Server 2012 customers including:
• Integrated with Windows Server 2012 Virtual Fibre Channel (VFC) technology, QLogic adapters are the only ones in the industry that provide a switch-agnostic QoS solution which enables data centre administrators to control the amount of SAN I/O resources to match enterprise application workloads.
• The ability to allocate bandwidth and set priorities for VFC ports in Windows Server 2012
Hyper-V via the QLogic N-Port ID Virtualisation (NPIV) solution enables granular QoS settings that are essential for shared public and private cloud deployments.
QLogic 10GbE and Converged Network Adapters Deliver Unparalleled Performance and Reliability in Windows Server 2012 Environments
QLogic 3200 Series 10Gb intelligent Ethernet adapters and 8200 Series converged network adapters provide Windows Server 2012 users with a number of beneficial features including:
• The QLogic 8200 Series is the only adapter to concurrently provide full offload of all three key data centre fabric protocols—NIC, FCoE and iSCSI—from a single, physical port, allowing Windows Server 2012 customers to mix and match the most appropriate I/O fabric that best serves the enterprise data centre.
• QLogic leverages Dynamic VMQ and Receive Segment Coalescing (RSC) features to enable performance-
• Support for Windows Server 2012 NIC teaming provides unparalleled operational reliability and performance.
• QLogic is actively engaged to provide Windows Server 2012 Network Virtualisation using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE).
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QLogic-- the Ultimate in Performance
QLogic is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage and server networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.
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