HP (www.hp.com) today announced
advances in its server networking and storage technologies to help
customers simplify their IT infrastructures, improve manageability and
performance and lower the costs of enterprise computing environments.
on top of standards, HP is now offering the industry’s first
multifunction networking adapters, which provide a “unified fabric” for
networking, storage and high-performance clustering over a single
Working with partners such as Broadcom and
Seagate, HP has extended the industry-standard capabilities of existing
networks and SAS-based storage with innovations that can be deployed in
“Customers expect HP technology and
product innovations to improve their productivity and lower their cost
of ownership,” said Brad Anderson, senior vice president and general
manager, Industry Standard Servers, HP.
The typical server
environment requires separate connectivity products for networking,
storage, interconnects and infrastructure management. With HP’s new
multifunction networking adapters, customers can use a single
connection to manage their infrastructure as a single, unified fabric.
closely with Broadcom, HP developed and plans to ship the industry’s
first multifunction networking adapters – the HP NC370F and the NC370T
for PCI-X bus architectures – which help reduce the complexity and
costs that customers experience when configuring their server
“We are pleased that our development
relationship with HP has resulted in these leading-edge networking
products based on Broadcom’s 5706 networking silicon,” said Tom
Lagatta, group vice president, Enterprise Computing Group, Broadcom.
SAS offering gives customers improved performance, reliability and
scalability while delivering less power consumption and greater
configuration flexibility compared to the parallel connections that
most architectures have today.
“As data demands in the
enterprise continue to grow, HP and Seagate have worked closely to
ensure that the entry of SAS in the marketplace is optimally timed to
meet the performance demands of the upcoming HP systems,” said Brian
Dexheimer, executive vice president, Global Sales and Marketing,
“Deploying SAS-based systems will enable users to take
advantage of new levels of breakthrough performance and scalability
while retaining the functionality and reliability of SCSI.”
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