IBM Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter

Highlights

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 IBM® 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 FC3172 2-port 8 Gb Fibre Channel Adapter enables high-speed access for Flex System compute nodes to connect to a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). This adapter is based on proven Qlogic 2532 8 Gb ASIC design, and works with any of the 8 Gb or 16 Gb Flex System Fibre Channel switch modules. When compared to the previous generation of 4 Gb adapters, the new 8 Gb adapters double the throughput speeds for Fibre Channel traffic. As a result it is possible to manage increased amounts of data.

Product features

Works with any of the 8 Gb or 16 Gb Flex System Fibre Channel switch modules. When compared to the previous generation of 4 Gb adapters, the new 8 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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