Panduit Showcases 16 Gigabit Fibre Channel Transmission Over 1 Km Of Multimode Fiber At EMC World

Panduit Corp. , a global leader in Unified Physical Infrastructure SM (UPI)-based solutions, is proud to be an exhibitor at this year’s EMC World in Las Vegas, NV May 21-24. At the event Panduit will showcase how they help organizations become more agile and responsive to customer needs by implementing data center architectures that are optimized for both the logical and physical elements of the network.

At EMC World Booth #627, Panduit will display the longest distance Fibre Channel transmission of its kind – 16 gigabit Fibre Channel over 1 kilometer. This demonstration will feature QLogic’s new 16 gigabit Fibre Channel FlexSuite™ Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) linked to a SANBlaze VirtuaLUN™ Target Emulator with Panduit ® Signature Core™ multimode fiber cabling and connectivity.

“QLogic is excited to be a part of this demonstration with Panduit at EMC World with our new FlexSuite™ adapters,” said Joe Kimpler, Director, Technical Alliances, QLogic. “The Signature Core™ optical fiber Panduit has developed is extending the reach, and therefore the lifespan of multimode fiber for high-speed applications such as 16 gigabit Fibre Channel.”

“Utilizing SANBlaze 16 gigabit Fibre Channel target emulation with QLogic HBAs and Panduit Signature Core™ solutions in the EMC World setup allows customers to see the components in the demonstration perform in an optimum high-performance architecture,” said Mitul Patel, SANBlaze Product Manager.

The Signature Core™ Fiber Optic Cabling System maintains signal integrity beyond that of all other types of multimode fiber. This technology provides network architects with the flexibility to deploy less expensive multimode fiber links versus more expensive singlemode links – a savings upwards of $1,000 per link. The enhanced performance of Signature Core™ multimode fiber enables extended reach, additional connections, and the highest reliability.

“As data centers evolve to support more service oriented, public and private cloud models, our customers are investing in virtualization technology and fabric-based computing. Signature Core™ multimode fiber helps provide the flexibility needed to maximize return on these investments,” said Andrew Caveney, Vice President of Global Marketing at Panduit. “Signature Core™ technology is the result of years of research and development in collaboration with our partners. QLogic and SANBlaze are a perfect match for this demonstration, which sets a new distance benchmark for 16 gigabit Fibre Channel traffic.”

Panduit provides the broadest line of fiber optic and copper cabling systems in the industry. Designed for high-density/high-speed applications, Panduit High Speed Data Transport solutions help ensure high network performance, system reliability and energy efficiency.

To learn more please visit Panduit at EMC World Booth #627, and QLogic at Booth #841.

For more information visit www.panduit.com/datacenter.

About Panduit:

Panduit is a world-class developer and provider of leading-edge solutions that connect, manage and automate the physical infrastructure. Panduit Unified Physical Infrastructure SM (UPI) based solutions help customers integrate core business systems for a smarter, unified business foundation. Our robust partner ecosystem, global staff, and unmatched service and support make Panduit a valuable and trusted partner. ( www.panduit.com)

About QLogic:

QLogic (Nasdaq:QLGC) is a global leader and technology innovator in high performance networking, including adapters, switches and ASICs. Leading OEMs and channel partners worldwide rely on QLogic products for their data, storage and server networking solutions. For more information, visit www.qlogic.com.

About SANBlaze:

SANBlaze Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of embedded computing and storage solutions and a pioneer in SAN Emulation technologies. SANBlaze embedded computing products include a complete ecosystem of ATCA storage and compute blades, AMC and PMC storage and networking controllers and modules and a growing line of multifunction RTMs for ATCA blades.

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