QLogic Corporation : Panduit Showcases 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel Transmission Over 1 km of Multimode Fiber at EMC World
05/18/2012| 03:05am US/Eastern
Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical InfrastructureSM
(UPI)-based solutions, is proud to be an exhibitor at this year's EMC
World in Las Vegas, NV May 21-24. At the event Panduit will showcase how
they help organizations become more agile and responsive to customer
needs by implementing data center architectures that are optimized for
both the logical and physical elements of the network.
At EMC World Booth #627, Panduit will display the longest distance Fibre
Channel transmission of its kind - 16 gigabit Fibre Channel over 1
kilometer. This demonstration will feature QLogic's new 16 gigabit Fibre
Channel FlexSuite™ Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) linked to a SANBlaze
VirtuaLUN™ Target Emulator with Panduit® Signature Core™
multimode fiber cabling and connectivity.
"QLogic is excited to be a part of this demonstration with Panduit at
EMC World with our new FlexSuite™ adapters," said Joe Kimpler, Director,
Technical Alliances, QLogic. "The Signature Core™ optical fiber Panduit
has developed is extending the reach, and therefore the lifespan of
multimode fiber for high-speed applications such as 16 gigabit Fibre
"Utilizing SANBlaze 16 gigabit Fibre Channel target emulation with
QLogic HBAs and Panduit Signature Core™ solutions in the EMC World setup
allows customers to see the components in the demonstration perform in
an optimum high-performance architecture," said Mitul Patel, SANBlaze
The Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System maintains signal
integrity beyond that of all other types of multimode fiber. This
technology provides network architects with the flexibility to deploy
less expensive multimode fiber links versus more expensive singlemode
links - a savings upwards of $1,000 per link. The enhanced performance
of Signature Core™ multimode fiber enables extended reach, additional
connections, and the highest reliability.
"As data centers evolve to support more service oriented, public and
private cloud models, our customers are investing in virtualization
technology and fabric-based computing. Signature Core™ multimode fiber
helps provide the flexibility needed to maximize return on these
investments," said Andrew Caveney, Vice President of Global Marketing at
Panduit. "Signature Core™ technology is the result of years of research
and development in collaboration with our partners. QLogic and SANBlaze
are a perfect match for this demonstration, which sets a new distance
benchmark for 16 gigabit Fibre Channel traffic."
Panduit provides the broadest line of fiber optic and copper cabling
systems in the industry. Designed for high-density/high-speed
applications, Panduit High Speed Data Transport solutions help ensure
high network performance, system reliability and energy efficiency.
To learn more please visit Panduit at EMC World Booth #627, and QLogic
at Booth #841.
For more information visit www.panduit.com/datacenter.
Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge
solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure.
Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) based
solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter,
unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff,
and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted
QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high
performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading
OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their
data, storage and server networking solutions. For more information,
SANBlaze Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of embedded computing
and storage solutions and a pioneer in SAN Emulation technologies.
SANBlaze embedded computing products include a complete ecosystem of
ATCA storage and compute blades, AMC and PMC storage and networking
controllers and modules and a growing line of multifunction RTMs for
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