HPE StorageWorks 81Q PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter

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Delivers twice the performance of 4 Gb FC HBAs for enterprises looking for SAN connectivity solutions to have unmatched performance, reliability, and server utilization.

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HPE PCIe 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters brings datacenter infrastructure components to a higher level of performance and efficiency with the ability to deliver twice the I/O performance of 4 Gb FC HBAs. An 8 Gb Fibre Channel HBA purchased today is backward compatible with 4 and 2 Gb storage networks and will protect future investments.

When using storage intensive applications, such as backup/restore, database transactions, virtualization, and rich media, the increased performance of the 8 Gb infrastructure enables more rapid storage and retrieval of critical information. Finally, PCIe 8Gb FC Host Bus Adapters provide a number of features that work together to reduce power consumption, thus delivering a "green" benefit within the server.


Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapterse 

  • PCIe 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters deliver twice the I/O performance of 4Gb FC HBAs.
  • Moving to 8 Gb technology provides the infrastructure required for the powerful servers and data intensive applications of the future.
  • When using storage intensive applications like backup/restore, database transactions, virtualization and rich media, the improved I/O performance enables faster storage and retrieval of data.

Fibre Channel HBAs for Virtualization

  • Ideal for the implementation of virtual servers with the power to drive multiple virtual machines.
  • Allows a single port to acquire multiple N Port IDs, eliminating the need for additional physical ports.
  • Datacenter administrators do not need to concern themselves with multiple requests from the virtualized servers potentially creating conflict.
  • Improves host utilization and enhances application performance.

Technology Supports Green Initiatives

  • HP 8 Gb FC HBAs have features in support of ‘green’ server technology.