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HBAs now for HDS datacentres

Fibre Channel host bus adapter firm QLogic has announced that its SANblade Pro 4 Gbyte Fibre Channel host bus adapters HBAs are now widely available from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS).

QLogic is a supplier of storage networking solutions including Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs), blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs, iSCSI routers and storage services platforms for enabling advanced storage management applications.

QLogic boasts that its SANblade Pro 4 Gbyte Fibre Channel HBAs are highly reliable and scalable, making them ideal for data centres in medium and large enterprises.  To ensure seamless interoperability, QLogic and HDS have completed qualification testing of SANblade Pro 4 Gbyte HBAs with a suite of Hitachi Data Systems enterprise and mid-range storage systems.

The new HBAs are said to offer a suite of technology advancements that help data centres administrators in large enterprises ensure complete business continuity, maintain application performance and cost-effectively scale their networks.

Features includes overlapping protection domains that are intended to ensure data is not left unprotected by generating a new check of parity or ECC before stripping out the old check. The HBAs also detect the link rate that each target can support and transmit simultaneously, and at maximum performance, to each storage device.


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