The Marvell® QLogic® 2670 Series Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel adapters boast industry-leading native Fibre Channel performance—achieving dual-port, line-rate, 16GFC Fibre Channel throughput—at extremely low CPU utilization with full hardware offloads. Gen 5 Fibre Channel resolves data center complexities by enabling a storage network infrastructure that supports powerful virtualization features, application-aware services, and simplified management. This provides a next-generation storage networking infrastructure capable of supporting the most demanding virtualized and private cloud environments while fully leveraging the capabilities of high-performance Gen 5 Fibre Channel and NVMe storage. These features help reduce cost and complexity, while the unmatched 16GFC performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks when conneting to All Flash Arrays (AFAs).
The QLogic 2670 Series Gen 5 Fibre Channel Adapters have the unique ability to transform from a 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter to a 10GbE Converged Network Adapter that supports NIC, FCoE, and iSCSI traffic. Based on QLogic I/OFlex technology, the adapter's flexibility simplifies and reduces cost for customers who want to deploy a Fibre Channel SAN today and migrate to an Ethernet SAN in the future. In addition, support for powerful virtualization features make this adapter ideal for virtualized environments that need excellent I/O performance to service the growing numbers of virtual machines (VMs).