QLogic iSCSI HBAs Receive Additional Qualification and Support from Network Appliance
Aliso Viejo, Calif. - November 17, 2004
-- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC), the company that powers storage
area networks (SANs), today announced that its SANblade QLA4010
iSCSI HBAs are now supported by Network Appliance for NetApp
SnapDrive software and iSCSI SAN Boot Support on Microsoft Windows
2000 and Windows 2003. iSCSI offload, multiple operating system
support, and boot-from-SAN capabilities will help customers better
leverage high performance and high availability IP SANs using
NetApp storage systems in Windows environments.
The QLogic SANblade HBA offload engine
preserves server CPU cycles for business-critical applications. For
customers who want the efficiencies of standardizing on a single
iSCSI HBA, SANblade HBA device drivers and management software are
available to connect storage systems to servers running Windows,
Linux® and Solaris® operating systems.
"NetApp has a longstanding relationship with
QLogic to deliver open-standard storage solutions to customers,"
said Patrick Rogers, vice president of marketing at Network
Appliance. "Our collaboration with QLogic and other industry
vendors reaffirms a commitment to delivering the competitive
advantages of a Fibre Channel SAN along with the maturity, ease,
functionality, and pervasiveness of Ethernet technologies."
"Businesses that widely use Ethernet
infrastructures can now leverage all the benefits of networked
storage in the rest of their business," said Frank Berry, vice
president of marketing, QLogic Corp. "With innovations like
boot-from-SAN and SnapDrive, and qualified solutions that are
supported by the NetApp Open iSCSI program, Network Appliance gives
customers peace of mind that their iSCSI SANs meet and exceed
industry standards for quality and performance."
QLogic SANblade QLA4010 iSCSI HBA
The SANblade QLA4010 iSCSI-to-PCI-X HBA offers high performance,
low CPU utilization, and server connectivity directly to iSCSI
storage or to iSCSI storage through an Ethernet network. Key
SANblade QLA4010 features and benefits include:
- Offloading iSCSI and TCP/IP Processing,
which provides access to a high performance iSCSI SAN without
sacrificing server performance. Interrupts, CPU utilization, memory
bus utilization and host bus access associated with iSCSI and
TCP/IP are significantly reduced.
- Common iSCSI and Fibre Channel HBA
Interface, which provides the most cost effective and simple
architecture for server connectivity to SANs standardized on a
single HBA interface.
- Broad Platform Support, which ensures
the drives for popular operating systems are available.
- Boot from SAN, which makes changing,
adding and removing servers easier and faster by consolidating
operating systems on external storage and booting servers from
- Centralized Security Featuresb>, which
allow customers wanting to centralize patches and virus update
management on the boot image by eliminating the need to install
operating system updates.
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Since 1993, over 50 million QLogic products have shipped inside
servers, workstations, RAID subsystems, tape libraries, disk and
tape drives. These products were delivered to small, medium and
large enterprises around the world. Powering solutions from leading
companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NEC,
Network Appliance, Quantum, StorageTek and Sun Microsystems, the
broad line of QLogic controller chips, host bus adapters, network
switches and management software move data from storage devices
through the network fabric to servers. A member of the S&P 500
and NASDAQ 100, QLogic was named to the following during fiscal
year 2004: (i) Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Companies list for the
fourth consecutive year; (ii) Forbes' Best 200 Small Companies for
the fifth consecutive year; and (iii) Business Week's list of 100
Hot Growth Companies. For more information visit
Jaime Leigh Le
Network Appliance, Inc.