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QLogic Demonstrating NVMe over Fabrics at VMworld

| August 30, 2016

The NVMe over Fabrics focused demonstrations showcase significantly reduce latency and CPU utilization for the growing flash-based storage market.

The NVMe over Fabrics with Ethernet demo showcases the benefits of QLogic’s latest FastLinQ™ 25Gb Ethernet Adapters with RDMA over Converged Ethernet, the NVMe-oF using Ethernet demonstration leverages the Cavium XPliant 3.2Tb Protocol Independent Ethernet Switch and extends NVMe over a large-scale Ethernet-based network using the efficiency and performance of RDMA, while lowering overall latency on Ethernet networks.

The NVMe over Fabrics with Fibre Channel demo is running on QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel Adapters, and demonstrates how NVMe-oF using FC extends the reliability, availability and performance of existing FC investments for next-generation storage and reduces overall latency on FC networks.

The NVMe Direct demonstration leverages QLogic FastLinQ 45000 Series Controllers. The NVMe Direct demonstration enables high efficiency and high-performance peer-to-peer interactions between QLogic 25GbE RDMA NICs and NVMe flash storage, lowering CPU utilization and increasing IOPS.

QLogic is also showcasing multiple virtualization and flash storage technologies at VMworld 2016. QLogic will be demonstrating a wide array of NVMe flash storage optimization, Virtual Machine Identification (VMID), intelligent storage offloads and Network Partitioning technologies.

The industry’s first Virtual Machine Identification demonstration, in collaboration with Brocade, provides end-to-end visibility and insight into application performance for VMware ESXi with QLogic Enhanced Gen 5 and Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters. QLogic StorFusion™ VMID technology tags individual Fibre Channel frames with Virtual Machine IDs enabling the delivery of application level services to virtual workloads in a QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel infrastructure.


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