QLogic Corporation's. SANblade CompactPCI (cPCI) Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) has been qualified by EMC Corporation as "E-Lab Tested" for use in EMC Enterprise Storage Network environments running Solaris server platforms with its Symmetrix information storage systems.
EMC's E-Lab tested qualification process is part of the EMC E-Infostructure Interoperability Program, a series of performance and reliability tests that EMC said ensures the interoperability of all the components that make up the multi-vendor EMC Enterprise Storage Network.
"With over $2 billion invested in equipment and resources, EMC is committed to qualify and test the industry's widest range of components for continuous interoperability across networked storage environments," said Chuck Hollis, vice president of markets and products at EMC. "EMC has completed its E-Lab Tested qualification of QLogic SANblade cPCI-Fibre Channel HBAs across all cPCI compatible Sun Fire server platforms, providing additional performance, flexibility and interoperability for complex SAN environments."
The hot-swapable SANblade cPCI HBA is based on cPCI , an embedded board architecture built on the industry standard PCI interface. It features cPCI to Dual Fibre Channel connections, data transfer rates of up to 200Mbytes per second in full duplex mode, concurrent SCSI and IP protocols, cPCI full hot-swap and hot-plug specifications, 3U cPCI form factor and support