QLogic:10-GbE CNA For Dell PowerEdge Servers
QLogic celebrated the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors by introducing its new 8200 series 10-GbE converged network adapters (CNAs) designed for Dell's PowerEdge 12th generation (12G) E5-2600-based servers. The QLogic 8200 Series can be ordered as a Dell PowerEdge Select Network Adapter or in PCI Express and mezzanine formats for PowerEdge rack, tower, and blade servers.
The new CNAs include Switch Independent Partitioning, which QLogic said divides each physical port into four logical ports. This lets one CNA be viewed by the server operating system as a flexible mix of standalone network interface cards, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) adapters, and iSCSI adapters, each of which can be allocated guaranteed bandwidth.