IBM Battle Card
QLogic’s Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Solution for IBM BladeCenter
QLogic brought you the industry’s first 8Gb Fibre Channel Target Customer
enabled BladeCenter with IBM. Now QLogic extends that
New and existing System x Rack or Tower server customers
leadership with the first IBM BladeCenter enabled for can take advantage of the new QLogic 10Gb CNA for IBM
Fibre Channel over Ethernet. With the Dual Port 10Gb System x.
CNA CFFh for IBM Blade servers and the 10GbE Pass-
thru Module, you now have an affordable BladeCenter • Datacenters with Ethernet LANs and FC SANs
Cost savings via LAN and SAN convergence
solution for your FCoE fabric. Preserve investment in LAN & SAN infrastructure
• Virtualized datacenters
Value Proposition Reduced hardware, power, cooling and management costs.
Fewer I/O slots needed converged I/O solution.
High Performance • Not targeted for the SMB market, 10GbE is too expensive
Full line rate 10Gb FCoE performance directly to your and not required in that environment.
external CEE fabric or traditional Ethernet LAN. Zero
bandwidth degradation or resource contention.
Lower TCO Pain points
The dual port 10Gb CNAs replace both a HBA and NIC PAIN: Current TCO is too high
lowering hardware costs and the 10GB Ethernet Pass-thru Solution: QLogic’s new 10Gb CNAs and QLogic 10Gb Ethernet
is a great, lower cost alternative to a full function Pass-thru Module for IBM BladeCenter give you an affordable
10Gb Ethernet switch module. solution for your FCoE connectivity requirements. You’ll need less
hardware, power & cooling and management. And the Pass-thru
Ease of Use module is over $7000 less expensive that a full 10GbE switch.
10Gb Ethernet Pass-Thru module automatically detects
BladeCenter chassis type and any CAN- enabled servers. PAIN: Running out of power in the data center
Maximum Connectivity Solution: QLogic’s new QLogic 10Gb Ethernet Pass-thru Module for
IBM BladeCenter is a low power option for your converged Ethernet
14 external ports to connect to Ethernet LANs and
CEE/FCoE devices and up to 14 internal connections for
CNA-enabled server blades.
PAIN: Too many switches in my solution
Flexibility in Cabling Solution: The easy-to-install, low cost pass-thru module does not
Supports copper or optical cable connections, or a impact management or performance and is ideal for attaching
mixture of both on a single 10Gb Ethernet Pass-thru BladeCenter systems to environments that have already standardized
module. on a specific Ethernet/FCoE infrastructure.