SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 31 — Today, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise and cloud data centers, announced that a broad portfolio of its next generation QLogic Fibre Channel and Ethernet technologies are now available on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Synergy Composable Infrastructure blade server platform. HPE Synergy is the world’s first platform architected for Composable Infrastructure — built from the ground up to bridge traditional and new IT with the agility, speed and continuous delivery needed for today’s applications.

Cavium QLogic is the leading I/O innovator with HPE on the HPE Synergy platform and is the exclusive provider of 10GbE and 20GbE I/O with the HPE Synergy 2820C and HPE Synergy 3820C Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). QLogic technology also provides 16Gb Fibre Channel connectivity for HPE Synergy customers with the HPE Synergy 3830C 16Gb FC Adapter. In addition, QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet technology provides the internal networking within the HPE Synergy frame with the QLogic 57840S ASIC LOM on the HPE Synergy Composer modules, which delivers the necessary scalability and flexibility required to build the composable infrastructure and provides iSCSI SAN connectivity within the HPE Synergy frame.

Cavium QLogic I/O Technologies for HPE Synergy include:

  • The HPE Synergy 2820C 10Gb Converged Network Adapter is a key element in HPE Composable fabric connecting pools of compute resources to networks with reliable, high-performing converged 10Gbps Ethernet connectivity. With Flex-10 Technology, it converges Ethernet and FCoE onto a single connection simplifying hardware and reducing costs. Concurrent with storage I/O functionality this adapter also enables single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) capabilities for networking functions.
  • The HPE Synergy 3820C 10/20Gb Converged Network Adapter is another key element in HPE Composable fabric connecting pools of compute resources to networks with reliable, high-performing converged 10Gb or 20Gb Ethernet connectivity. With Flex-20 Technology, the Synergy 3820C converges Ethernet, iSCSI and FCoE onto a single connection, simplifying hardware management and reducing costs by up to 60% [1]. The Synergy 3820C is an ideal choice for any virtualized or converged data center.
  • Designed for the HPE Synergy Composable fabric, HPE Synergy 3830C 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter connects Synergy compute resource pools to SANs over 16Gb native Fibre Channel (FC) fabrics. It provides high-performance connectivity to HPE Synergy Virtual Connect FC Modules and Brocade FC Switch Modules. The Synergy 3830C supports advanced virtualization, security, port isolation, dynamic power management and low CPU utilization features. QLogic StorFusion technology built in the Synergy 3830C integrates with Brocade Gen 5 16Gb FC fabrics enabling rapid deployment and orchestration, advanced diagnostic and improved reliability and resiliency for HPE Synergy frames connecting to shared SAN storage. Doubling[2] the I/O performance of 8Gb FC HBAs, the Synergy 3830C is ideal for FC storage intensive workloads.
  • Cavium QLogic 57840S ASIC LOM on the HPE Synergy Composer modules which utilizes the QLogic NIC partitioning (NPAR) technology to virtualize the physical connections within the HPE Synergy Composer which in turn delivers the necessary scalability and flexibility required to build the composable infrastructure.

The expanded suite of Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based adapters for HPE Synergy are available and shipping today. For more information, please visit the QLogic HPE Partnership microsite.

“Cavium QLogic is a strategic partner for HPE,” said Raghib Hussain Chief Operating Officer, Cavium. “The introduction of HPE’s flagship Synergy platform and QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet and Gen 5 Fibre Channel adapters is a major milestone in this partnership. Now, Enterprise datacenters and service providers can increase operational velocity, deliver frictionless IT and reduce costs.”

“With HPE Synergy, compute, storage and fabric are now always available as single pools of resources that can be instantly configured according to the specific needs of each application,” said Tom Lattin, Vice President of Server Options, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “The Synergy Ethernet adapters developed through our partnership with Cavium QLogic deliver a robust feature set and advanced performance offload capability which enables HPE customers to realize the true potential of the HPE Synergy Composable infrastructure.”

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About Cavium

Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center, Broadband/Consumer, Mobile and Service Provider Equipment, highly programmable switches which scale to 3.2Tbps and Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapters up to 100Gbps. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, China and Taiwan.

Source: Cavium

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