Flex System Fabric FC5172 16 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter


The data center is changing. To efficiently network today, IT has to move from a discrete, traditional operating design to a more flexible and optimized model. This smarter model must support more workloads and operate under flat or decreasing IT budgets, so it is crucial that the platform has the ability to adapt to increased demands.

The network architecture on the Lenovo Flex System™ platform has been specifically designed to address network challenges, giving you a very scalable way to integrate, optimize and automate your data center. The Flex System FC5172 2-port 16 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter enables high-speed access for Lenovo Flex System compute nodes to connect to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). This adapter is based on proven QLogic 2532 16 Gb ASIC design, and works with any of the 8 Gb or 16 Gb Flex System Fibre Channel switch modules.

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Works with any of the 8 Gb or 16 Gb Lenovo Flex System Fibre Channel switch modules. When compared to the previous generation of 8 Gb adapters, the new 16 Gb adapters double the throughput speeds for Fibre Channel traffic. As a result it is possible to manage increased amounts of data.

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