Feeds

Brocade releases second wave of HBAs

Sees itself at the center of everything

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Meeting the deadlines set with its original Host Bus Adapter (HBA) roadmap, Brocade today is rolling out a second-generation of devices with more respectable performance.

The networking equipment maker now sells two speeds of HBAs - 4Gb/s and 8Gb/s in single-port and dual-port variations.

The 415 (single port) and 425 (dual port) 4Gb/s Fibre Channel to PCI-express HBAs have a maximum 800MB/s throughput per port.

The 815 (single port) and 825 (dual port) 8Gb/s Fibre Channel to PCIe HBAs have a maximum of 1600 MB/s throughput per port.

Brocade says the two lines of HBAs have a maximum transfer rate of 500,000 IOPS per port to better accommodate virtual server requirements. The cards handle security with Fibre Channel-Security Protocol (FC-SP) for device authentication and hardware-based AES-GCM.

Server OSes supported by the adapters include Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5, Suse Linux Enterprise Server 9 and 10 and Solaris 10 (x86 and SPARC). The company said it plans to support VMware ESX 3.5 in the future.

Brocade announced its entrance into the HBA market in May 2007, utilizing its acquisition of the Ethernet tech startup Silverback. The market is presently dominated by Emulex and QLogic (both Brocade partners when the HBA strike was made).

Brocade claims its new adapters offer tighter integration with its new generation of networking gear, centered around the DCX Backbone switch. The company has a similar vision to Cisco about making the network the center of data center collaboration. (A pretty logical position we suppose, coming from networking gear vendors). ®

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
This time it's 'Personal': new Office 365 sub covers just two devices
Redmond also brings Office into Google's back yard
Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast
USB-usiness in the front, micro-USB party in the back
AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon
Brit boffins use TARDIS to re-route data flows through time and space
'Traffic Assignment and Retiming Dynamics with Inherent Stability' algo can save ISPs big bucks
Microsoft's Nadella: SQL Server 2014 means we're all about data
Adds new big data tools in quest for 'ambient intelligence'
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.