Competitors Emulex, QLogic Ship HBAs for HP Servers

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-02-15 Print this article Print

The neighboring competitors are finding their OEM niches within HP's storage product portfolio.

Two competing Southern California storage infrastructure providers, Emulex of Costa Mesa and QLogic of nearby Aliso Viejo, announced Feb. 15 that they have begun shipping their new 4G bps Fibre Channel host bus adapters to Hewlett Packard for use in that companys Integrity server line. Both companies have been key original equipment manufacturers for Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP for several years. Emulexs LightPulse dual-channel and single-channel HBAs are shipping with Integrity rx6600 and rx3600 servers running Linux and Windows.
QLogics SANblade 2460 Series PCI Express HBAs are now available on the new HP Integrity rx2660 entry-level servers.
Emulexs single- and dual-channel 4G bps HBAs are also qualified to support SAN (storage area network) connectivity for the entire HP StorageWorks family of arrays, a company spokesperson said. QLogic is already shipping 4G bps Fibre Channel PCI-X 2.0 HBAs for HP Integrity servers; thus the addition of the SANblade 2460s rounds out the SAN connectivity packages for HP systems. The SANblade 2460 Series is compatible with all other QLogic HBAs and QMH2462 mezzanine cards, which now include HP-UX support, a QLogic spokesperson said. Certified for HP Integrity rx6600 and rx3600 servers in HP-UX, Windows, Linux and OpenVMS environments, QLogics SANblade 2460 provides data protection, advanced frame routing and enterprise-wide system management capabilities, the spokesperson said. To read more about HPs latest software and hardware, click here. The HP Integrity rx6600 and rx3600 are entry-class server platforms designed to be highly expandable; they feature workload consolidation and virtualization capabilities, the spokesperson said. HP Integrity entry-class servers are designed to attach to networked storage through all Emulex and QLogic SAN connectivity products. In addition to HBAs, Emulex makes intelligent storage platforms and embedded storage products, including switches, bridges, routers and I/O controllers. QLogic is a supplier of high-performance storage networking solutions, including 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. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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