Qlogic QLE2672-CK 16GBPS Fibre Channel Adapter
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Qlogic QLE2672-CK Fibre Channel HBA 16GB Dual-Port PCI-E New

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QLE2672-CK Sanblade 16GB Dual-Port Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIE) Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) with Both Bracket | Made by QLogic | Brand New 3 Years Warranty
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Product Overview for the Qlogic QLE2672-CK Fibre Channel HBA

In the rapidly evolving landscape of data storage and connectivity, the Qlogic QLE2672-CK Sanblade 16GB Dual-Port PCI-E Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) stands out as a crucial component for facilitating high-speed and reliable data transfers within a Storage Area Network (SAN) environment. This detailed exploration will delve into the key features, benefits, and applications of the QLE2672-CK, shedding light on its significance in the realm of data infrastructure.

Overview of Qlogic QLE2672-CK

The QLE2672-CK is a Fibre Channel HBA, a specialized hardware component designed to enable communication between servers and storage devices in a Fibre Channel SAN. Fibre Channel is a high-speed data transfer protocol commonly employed in enterprise environments for its robustness and performance capabilities. This dual-port HBA, manufactured by Qlogic, is built to provide seamless connectivity and efficient data flow, making it a valuable asset for organizations with demanding storage requirements.

Key Features
  • 16GB Data Transfer Rate: One of the standout features of the QLE2672-CK is its impressive 16GB data transfer rate. This high bandwidth is instrumental in handling large volumes of data swiftly, ensuring optimal performance in data-intensive applications.
  • Dual-Port Configuration: The dual-port design of the HBA allows for redundancy and load balancing. With two independent channels, the QLE2672-CK can enhance the reliability and efficiency of data transfers, providing a failover mechanism in case one port encounters issues.
  • PCI Express Interface: The PCI Express (PCI-E) interface ensures compatibility with modern server architectures. This high-speed interface is crucial for maximizing the throughput of data between the server and the storage infrastructure.
  • Fibre Channel Protocol: The adoption of the Fibre Channel protocol signifies the QLE2672-CK's commitment to industry standards. Fibre Channel has long been trusted in enterprise environments for its stability and ability to handle the demands of mission-critical applications.
  • Qlogic StorFusion Technology: StorFusion Technology is Qlogic's suite of advanced features aimed at optimizing SAN deployment. This includes features like End-to-End Error Recovery, which enhances data integrity, and multi-pathing for load balancing and path failover.
  • Energy-Efficient Design: In alignment with contemporary environmental concerns, the QLE2672-CK incorporates energy-efficient designs. This not only contributes to reduced operational costs but also aligns with green IT initiatives.
Benefits of QLE2672-CK in Enterprise Environments
  • Enhanced Performance and Throughput: The 16GB data transfer rate of the QLE2672-CK positions it as a high-performance solution for enterprises dealing with large-scale data processing. This is particularly advantageous in scenarios where quick access to data is critical, such as in financial transactions, scientific research, or real-time analytics.
  • Reliability and Redundancy: The dual-port configuration of the QLE2672-CK ensures reliability by providing a failover mechanism. In the event of a port failure, the HBA seamlessly switches to the alternate port, minimizing downtime and ensuring continuous access to critical data. Moreover, the dual-port setup allows for load balancing, optimizing the utilization of available bandwidth.
  • Seamless Integration with Modern Server Architectures: The PCI Express interface of the QLE2672-CK aligns with contemporary server architectures. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of servers, making it a versatile choice for organizations with diverse IT infrastructures. The PCI-E interface also contributes to low-latency communication between the server and storage, enhancing overall system responsiveness.
  • Industry-Standard Fibre Channel Protocol: By adhering to the Fibre Channel protocol, the QLE2672-CK ensures compatibility with a vast array of storage devices and switches that support this widely adopted standard. This adherence to industry norms enhances interoperability and simplifies the integration of the HBA into existing SAN environments.
  • Advanced Features with StorFusion Technology: The incorporation of Qlogic's StorFusion Technology introduces advanced features that contribute to the overall efficiency and health of the SAN. End-to-end error Recovery ensures data integrity by detecting and correcting errors throughout the data transfer process. MultiPathing, another key feature, not only enhances performance through load balancing but also provides a failover mechanism in case of path failures.
  • Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Operations: The energy-efficient design of the QLE2672-CK aligns with the growing emphasis on sustainability in IT operations. By minimizing power consumption without compromising performance, this HBA supports organizations in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs.
Applications of QLE2672-CK in Real-world Scenarios
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC) Environments: In High-Performance Computing environments where rapid data processing is paramount, the QLE2672-CK shines with its 16GB data transfer rate. Whether it's simulations, data analysis, or scientific research, the HBA's high throughput ensures that the storage infrastructure can keep up with the demanding computational requirements.
  • Financial Institutions and Transaction Processing: In the financial sector, where real-time transactions and data access are critical, the QLE2672-CK's dual-port redundancy and high-speed data transfer capabilities become invaluable. The failover mechanism ensures uninterrupted access to financial data, and the 16GB data transfer rate supports the rapid processing of transactions.
  • Virtualized Environments: In virtualized environments, where multiple virtual machines share the same physical hardware, the QLE2672-CK's dual-port design and StorFusion Technology contribute to efficient load balancing and fault tolerance. This is essential for maintaining the availability of virtualized applications and minimizing the impact of hardware failures.
  • Media and Entertainment Production: Media and entertainment production workflows often involve handling large files and streaming high-definition content. The QLE2672-CK's 16GB data transfer rate ensures smooth and efficient data transfer, supporting tasks such as video editing, rendering, and content distribution in media production environments.
Performance of QLogic HBA

The QLE2672-CK Qlogic Sanblade 16GB PCI-E Fibre Channel HBA is designed to provide high-performance data transfer between a host computer and a Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN). Some of its key performance features include:

  • High Data Transfer Rates: The QLE2672-CK supports data transfer rates of up to 16 Gb/s per port, which is the current standard for Fibre channels. This allows for high-speed data transfer, even with large amounts of data, making it suitable for applications that require high throughput, such as data centers and enterprise storage environments.
  • Dual-Port: As a dual-port host bus adapter, the QLE2672-CK has two Fibre Channel ports, which can be configured for either redundancy or increased throughput. This feature provides increased availability and reliability in case of a single port failure.
  • PCI Express Interface: The QLE2672-CK uses a PCI Express (PCIe) interface, which supports data transfer rates of up to 8 GT/s (Giga transfers per second). This allows the HBA to fully utilize the high-speed data transfer capabilities of the Fibre Channel standard.
  • Advanced Feature: Qlogic SANblade series of HBAs designed with enterprise-class features such as FC-Tape support, Advanced diagnostics, and Enhanced security to meet the needs of demanding enterprise environments.
  • Compatibility: The QLE2672-CK is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, VMware, and more. It is also compliant with various industry standards, including Fibre Channel, PCI Express, and SCSI-3.
  • Overall, the QLE2672-CK Qlogic Sanblade 16GB PCI-E Fibre Channel HBA is designed to provide high-performance, high-availability data transfer in enterprise and data centre environments.
General Information about this Qlogic QLE2672-CK
  • Manufacturer: Qlogic
  • Part Number or SKU# QLE2672-CK
  • Product Type: Fiber Channel
  • Product Name: Controller
Technical Specifications
  • Ports/Channels: 2 x LC Fibre Channel
  • Host Interface: PCI Express 3.0 x8
Media & Performance
  • Connectivity Media: Multi-mode Optical Fiber Fibre Channel
  • Data Transfer Rate: 16 Gbps Fibre Channel
  • Data Throughput: 16 Gbps Full-duplex Maximum Throughput
Management & Protocols
  • SCSI-3
  • FC-Tape
  • FCP-2
  • FC-GS-3
  • FC-GS-2
  • FCoE
  • iSCSI

In short, the Qlogic QLE2672-CK Sanblade 16GB Dual-Port PCI-E Fibre Channel HBA emerges as a powerful and versatile component in the realm of data storage and connectivity. Its robust features, including a 16GB data transfer rate, dual-port configuration, PCI Express interface, adherence to Fibre Channel protocol, and advanced StorFusion Technology, position it as a reliable solution for enterprises with demanding storage requirements.

The QLE2672-CK not only enhances performance and throughput but also prioritizes reliability, redundancy, and seamless integration with modern server architectures. Its applications span across diverse sectors, including high-performance computing, financial institutions, virtualized environments, and media and entertainment production.

As organizations continue to grapple with escalating data volumes and the need for efficient data management, the QLE2672-CK stands as a stalwart solution, facilitating the seamless flow of data in Storage Area Network environments. Its incorporation of energy-efficient design further underscores its commitment to sustainable and cost-effective operations. In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, the QLE2672-CK proves itself as a key player in enabling the robust and reliable connectivity required for the storage infrastructures of today and tomorrow.

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