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The QLE2694U Adapter is the industry's first Enhanced Gen 5, Quad-Port, 16Gbps Fibre Channel adapter that can be field upgraded to 32Gbps. The QLE2694U Adapter boasts industry-leading native Fibre Channel performance with extremely low CPU usage with full hardware offloads.
GEN 6 READY, ENHANCED GEN 5 QLogic®'s unique Enhanced Gen 5 Fibre Channel technology provides the industry's first 16Gbps adapter that can be field upgraded to Gen 6 by simply updating the software and swapping out the SFP transceivers. QLogic's Enhanced Gen 5 solution offers higher per-port performance (up to 650K IOPS) with lower power consumption (3W per port). In addition, QLogic StorFusion technology delivers streamline provisioning, guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS), improved resiliency while addressing the needs of IT organizations that require reliability, integrated management and guaranteed network performance.
Enhanced Gen 5 technology resolves data center complexities by enabling a storage network infrastructure that supports powerful virtualization features, application-aware services, and simplified management. The QLE2694U Adapter provides advanced storage networking features capable of supporting the most demanding virtualized and private cloud environments while fully leveraging the capabilities of high-performance 16/32Gbps Fibre Channel and all-flash arrays (AFAs). Powerful management tools automate and simplify SAN provisioning to help reduce cost and complexity, while the unmatched 16/32Gbps performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today's powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers.
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE The QLE2694U Adapter provides industry-leading application performance by delivering at up to 2.6 million I/O transactions per second for physical, virtual, and private cloud environments. QLogic adapters deliver the throughput application performance in virtualized and non-virtualized environments with 64Gbps of aggregate throughput, upgradeable to 128Gbps of aggregate throughput. Integrated QLogic StarPowerTM technology delivers dynamic power management, which ensures that the PCIe host bus link uses the minimum number of PCIe lanes to meet the required bandwidth.
VIRTUALIZATION OPTIMIZED The QLE2694U Adapter supports standards-based virtualization features. Support for N_Port ID virtualization (NPIV) enables a single Fibre Channel adapter port to provide multiple virtual ports for increased network scalability. NPIV allows a single Fibre Channel adapter port to participate in multiple virtual fabric domains for improved availability. In addition, the 16/32Gbps line rate per physical port delivers unmatched storage performance to maximize the number of virtual machines per physical server.