QLogic Corp.’s 8200 Series 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) converged network adapters (CNAs) and 3200 Series 10GbE network adapters have been tested and certified as being “fully interoperable” with Dell Force10 S-Series S4810 ultra low-latency 10/40 GbE Top-of-Rack (ToR) switches.
When deployed together, QLogic’s 10GbE network adapters, CNAs and Dell Force10 S-Series switches support LAN traffic and Data Center Bridging (DCB) “to enable a?lossless Ethernet fabric for iSCSI storage and Network File System (NFS) traffic, simplifying network management and decreasing the amount of hardware and associated power and cooling requirements for today’s data centers,” the companies say. ?
"Application performance, scalability and flexibility are critical requirements for our customers," comments Amit Vashi, vice president of marketing/Host Solutions Group at QLogic. "The 8200 Series and 3200 Series are designed to excel in dense computing and high-performance virtualized environments and with our unique suite of ‘Flex’ technologies, these adapters deliver advanced virtualization services and best-in-class application performance, making them highly suitable for Dell Force10 S-Series deployments."?
Adds Michael O’Brien, executive director/Dell Channels and Alliances, "The Dell Force10 S4810 Top-of-Rack switch, combined with QLogic 10GbE network adapters and CNAs, provides organizations with the essential tools to easily migrate to 10GbE-based data centers. Both QLogic 10GbE network adapters help reduce hardware, cabling and management costs by enabling more applications and virtual machines to run on a?single server to Dell’s ultra-low latency 10/40 GbE switches."?