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FCoE provides an opportunity to reduce data center costs by converging data and storage networking. Standard TCP/IP and Fiber Channel traffic can both run on the same high speed 10Gbps Ethernet wire, resulting in cost savings through reduced adapter, switch, cabling, power, cooling, and management requirements. FCoE has gained rapid market traction because it delivers excellent performance, reduces data center TCO, and protects current data center investment
The QLE8042 boosts system performance with 10Gbps speed and full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing. Cutting edge 10Gbps bandwidth eliminates performance bottlenecks in the I/O path with a 10X data rate improvement versus existing 1Gbps Ethernet solutions. Additionally, full hardware offload for FCoE protocol processing reduces system CPU utilization for I/O operations, which leads to faster application performance and higher levels of consolidation in virtualized systems
The QLE8042 reduces data center costs through convergence. Now, one CNA can do the work of a discrete FC Host Bus Adapter (HBA) and Ethernet NIC. This convergence also means fewer cables, fewer switches, less power consumption, reduced cooling, and easier management. The QLE8042 also preserves familiar FC concepts such as WWNs, FC-IDs, LUN masking, and zoning, thereby eliminating training costs that would be required for a storage technology
The QLE8042 and FCoE are designed to preserve existing investment in Fiber Channel storage and core Ethernet switches and routers for data networking. The QLE8042 leverages the same identical software and driver stacks that have been deployed and battle-hardened in millions of previous installations.
Device Type: Network adapter
Form Factor: Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type: PCI Express x8
PCI Specification Revision: PCIe 1.1
Ports Qty: 2 ports
Data Link Protocol: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Data Transfer Rate: 10 Gbps
Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, UDP/IP
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1p, IEEE 802.3x, IEEE 802.3ad (LACP), IEEE 802.3ae, IEEE 802.3ak, IEEE 802.3ap
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5, Microsoft Windows Server 2008
We are unable to ship this product to Massachusetts or Washington DC.
Network Cards and Adapters