The 2600 Series 16Gb Adapters are QLogic’s sixth generation Fibre Channel Adapters. They boast industry-leading native Fibre Channel performance—achieving dual-port, line-rate, 16-gigabit Fibre Channel throughput—at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. This extreme performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today’s powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers. In addition, support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).
The QLogic 2600 Series Adapters have the unique capability of transforming from a 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter that supports NIC, FCoE, and iSCSI traffic. Based on QLogic’s I/OFlex technology, the adapter’s flexibility simplifies and reduces cost for customers who want to deploy a Fibre Channel SAN today and migrate to an Ethernet SAN in the future.
- 16Gbps fibre channel per port maximum throughput for high bandwidth storage area network (SAN) traffic - Over 1.2 million IOPS reduce latency in high transaction intensive applications and virtualized environments - Reduced hardware, cabling, and management costs by enabling more applications (virtual machines) to run on a single server and Fibre Channel port - Decreased power and cooling costs by using the fewest PCI Express lanes in PCIe Gen3 environments - Overlapping protection domains (OPD) to ensure a high level of reliability as data moves to and from the PCI bus and Fibre Channel network - Complete investment protection for legacy 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel infrastructure - Future-proof design enables conversion to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter