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QLogic Solutions Optimize Performance, Deployment for Windows Server 2012 Platform

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September 17, 2012

QLogic Solutions Optimize Performance, Deployment for Windows Server 2012 Platform

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

QLogic announced that its portfolio of Fiber Channel, 10 GB Ethernet (10GbE) and converged network adapters are capable of enhancing the performance, reliability and scalability for the Windows Server 2012 platform.

They also make deployment easy via QLogic in-box drivers available with the new operating system.

“QLogic has been closely involved in the execution of Microsoft’s (News - Alert) Cloud OS strategy, providing network adapters with rich features that address the demands of virtualized and cloud computing environments,” said Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing, Host Solutions Group, QLogic.

Officials revealed that Windows Server 2012 forms the basis of the Cloud OS for organizations that are deploying shared services via a private or public cloud. This satisfies the need for I/O technologies that ensure fine-grained Quality of Service (QoS).

Greater flexibility and stringent service level agreements (SLA) are maintained by QLogic Fiber Channel and Network QoS technologies for Windows Server 2012.

This also helps enterprises to enhance performance and network utilization besides bringing down the complexity within Windows Server 2012-based clouds.

“Our Fiber Channel, 10GbE and converged networking adapters, with in-box drivers, are designed to maximize customers’ investments in Windows Server 2012 in enterprise data centers and cloud deployments,” added Vashi. “Our battle-tested, widely adopted software stack makes it easy for customers to deploy all QLogic network adapters with complete confidence with Windows Server 2012.”

QLogic fiber channel adapters also ensure optimum stability and reliability for windows server 2012. Along with Windows Server 2012 Virtual Fiber Channel (VFC) technology, QLogic adapters deliver a switch-agnostic QoS solution that allows data center administrators to control the amount of SAN I/O resources according to enterprise application workloads.

Officials explained that the adapters can allocate bandwidth and set priorities for VFC ports in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V via the QLogic N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) solution. This in turn makes granular QoS settings possible, as is required in shared public and private cloud deployments.

Also QLogic 10GbE and converged network adapters give a boost to performance and reliability in windows server 2012 environments.

QLogic recently unveiled a technology that unites the finest storage area network host bus adapter technology and the server-based, solid-state drive or SSD flash storage in a simplified manner. The technology, called the Mt. Rainier project, introduces server-based SSD caching performance to SAN storage.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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