The HPE QK724A is a Transceiver module specifically engineered for high-speed data transmission. It operates at a staggering speed of 14.025 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS), making it a powerful solution for data-intensive applications.16 Gigabytes (GB) Capacity
The module boasts a storage capacity of 16 Gigabytes (GB), providing ample space for the seamless transfer and storage of data. This is a critical feature for industries dealing with large datasets, such as finance, healthcare, and scientific research.Transceiver GBIC Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Technology
The use of Transceiver Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) technology signifies the advanced engineering behind this module. SFP+ modules are known for their compact size and hot-swappable capabilities, enhancing flexibility and ease of maintenance in networking setups.Applications in Director Blade Wired Plug-in Module Fibre ChannelDirector Blade Integration
The HPE QK724A is designed as a Wired Plug-in Module for Director Blades. Director Blades are crucial components in high-performance computing environments, acting as central hubs for data routing and processing. Integrating the QK724A into a Director Blade setup enhances the overall performance and efficiency of the network.Fibre Channel Technology
The use of Fibre Channel technology further elevates the capabilities of the QK724A. Fibre Channel is a high-speed network technology primarily used for storage networking. It enables the seamless and rapid transfer of data between servers and storage devices, crucial for maintaining optimal performance in data-intensive applications.Key Features and BenefitsHigh Data Transfer Speeds
The standout feature of the HPE QK724A is its impressive data transfer speed of 14.025 GBPS. This high-speed capability is a game-changer for industries where milliseconds matter, such as in financial transactions or real-time data analysis.Increased Storage Capacity
With a storage capacity of 16 GB, the QK724A ensures that data-intensive applications have the necessary space for smooth operations. This is particularly advantageous in scenarios where large datasets need to be processed and stored in real time.Compact and Hot-Swappable Design
The SFP+ technology employed in the QK724A ensures a compact design, saving valuable space in networking setups. Additionally, its hot-swappable nature allows for modules to be replaced or added without interrupting the entire system—a crucial feature for maintaining uptime in mission-critical environments.Director Blade Integration for Centralized Control
The integration with Director Blades centralizes control and management, streamlining the overall network architecture. This centralized approach enhances efficiency, simplifies troubleshooting, and facilitates easier scalability as network demands grow.Enhanced Fibre Channel Connectivity
The incorporation of Fibre Channel technology ensures reliable and efficient connectivity for storage networks. This is particularly vital in industries relying on large-scale data storage and retrieval, such as cloud service providers and data centers.Use Cases and Industry ImplicationsFinance Sector
In the finance sector, where transactions occur at lightning speed, the HPE QK724A finds its niche. Its high data transfer speeds and increased storage capacity cater to the demands of real-time financial data processing, ensuring timely and accurate transactions.Healthcare Industry
In healthcare, where massive amounts of patient data need to be accessed and processed swiftly, the QK724A's capabilities shine. Its integration with Director Blades ensures a centralized and efficient network, crucial for maintaining the integrity and accessibility of patient records.Scientific Research
Scientific research often involves handling colossal datasets, whether in genomics, climate modeling, or particle physics. The QK724A's high-speed data transfer and ample storage capacity make it an ideal choice for research institutions dealing with data-intensive projects.Future Trends and ConsiderationsEvolution of Data Transfer Speeds
As technology continues to advance, the demand for higher data transfer speeds will likely increase. The HPE QK724A, with its 14.025 GBPS capability, positions itself as a solution aligned with future trends in data processing and transmission.Integration with Emerging Technologies
The module's adaptability to emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and edge computing, will play a crucial role in its continued relevance. As these technologies become more mainstream, networking components need to evolve to meet the unique demands they present.Best Practices for Using the Transceiver Module
- The QK724A is an HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 server model, not a transceiver module. Here are some best practices for using this server model:
- Regularly update firmware and software: To ensure optimal performance and security, it's important to regularly update the server's firmware and software to the latest versions.
- Properly configure power settings: To optimize energy efficiency and reduce costs, it's important to properly configure the server's power settings using the HPE Power Discovery Services.
- Regularly monitor system health: It's important to regularly monitor the server's system health using the HPE Active Health System and HPE SmartMemory to ensure optimal performance and prevent data loss.
- Properly configure RAID: To ensure data protection and recovery, it's important to properly configure the server's RAID settings using the HPE Smart Array controllers.
- Use appropriate cooling methods: To ensure optimal performance and prevent damage to the server, it's important to use appropriate cooling methods, such as air conditioning or fans, to maintain the proper operating temperature.
- Properly configure network settings: To ensure high-performance data transfer and network connectivity, it's important to properly configure the server's network settings, including NICs and HBAs, and use appropriate cabling.
- Use HPE Insight Remote Support: To ensure easy remote monitoring and management of the server, it's important to use HPE Insight Remote Support, which allows for automatic problem detection and resolution.
- Use HPE Insight Online: To ensure easy remote monitoring and management of the server from anywhere, it's important to use HPE Insight Online, which allows for automatic problem detection and resolution, and access to technical support.
- The QK724A model is designed to meet a variety of environmental compliance and certification standards. These include:
- RoHS compliance: The QK724A model is compliant with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive, which limits the use of hazardous materials in electronic products.
- Energy Star compliance: The QK724A model is compliant with the Energy Star program, which promotes energy-efficient products and helps to reduce energy consumption.
- EPEAT compliance: The QK724A model is compliant with the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) program, which promotes environmentally friendly electronic products.
- WEEE compliance: The QK724A model is compliant with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which promotes the recycling and proper disposal of electronic waste.
- TCO compliance: The QK724A model is compliant with the TCO Development program, which promotes environmentally friendly and ergonomic computer products.
- UL, CSA, TUV, CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI, C-tick, and KCC compliance: The QK724A model is compliant with a variety of safety and electromagnetic compatibility standards, including UL, CSA, TUV, CE, FCC, VCCI, BSMI, C-tick, and KCC.
- Manufacturer: HPE
- Part Number or SKU# QK724A
- Spare Part Number: 656435-001
- Type: Networking
- Transceiver Type: SFP+ transceiver module
- Form Factor: Plug-in Module
- Connectivity Technology: Wired
- Cabling Type: Fibre Channel
- Data Link Protocol: 16Gb Fibre Channel (SW)
- Data Transfer Rate: 14.025 Gbps
- Interfaces: 1 x 16Gb Fibre Channel (SW) - LC
- Compatible Slots: 1 x SFP+
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Outline, the HPE QK724A 14.025 GBPS 16 GB Transceiver GBIC SFP+ module for Director Blade Wired Plug-in Module Fibre Channel is a powerhouse in the realm of high-speed data transmission. Its blend of advanced technology, high-speed capabilities, and compatibility with Director Blades makes it a versatile and indispensable component in contemporary networking setups. As industries continue to rely on data-driven processes, the significance of such high-performance modules is poised to grow, shaping the future landscape of networking and data storage.
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