QLogic FlexSuite Adapters Certified With New Cisco MDS Storage Switches

QLogic Extends Value of Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director With I/OFlex Technology for Multi-Protocol Connectivity and High-Availability Architecture

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced that the new Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director is certified for use with QLogic® FlexSuite™ adapters. The combination of QLogic FlexSuite adapters and Cisco MDS switches provides flexible, high performance building blocks for next-generation storage area networks (SANs).

The Cisco MDS portfolio offers flexible, multi-protocol solutions for Fibre Channel, FICON, Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), iSCSI, and converged networking with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). QLogic's award-winning, dual-personality 2600 and 8300 Series FlexSuite adapters with I/OFlex technology function as 4/8/16Gb Fibre Channel adapters or as 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) converged network adapters (CNAs). Combined with the latest Cisco offerings, QLogic FlexSuite solutions provide customers tremendous flexibility and investment protection with multi-protocol choices that future-proof SAN server and storage connectivity.

The 16Gb Fibre Channel Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director delivers 24 terabytes per second of total switching capacity, three times the bandwidth of any other storage director in the industry. QLogic FlexSuite 2600 Series adapters provide three times the performance and double the throughput of previous-generation products. Together, these QLogic and Cisco solutions shorten backup and restore windows, and provide high-performance connectivity for moving large data sets across the network.

The Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director is a highly reliable storage director with N+1 fabric, fully redundant components and a fault-tolerant architectural design.QLogic's high-availability architecture provides port-level isolation, adding an additional layer of reliability, scalability and security with each port having its own set of processor, memory and firmware resources. The combination of QLogic FlexSuite adapters and the Cisco MDS 9710 Multilayer Director provides non-stop operations with predictable scalability.

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