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The QLogic 8400 Series Converged Network Adapters support simultaneous LAN (TCP/IP) and SAN (Fiber Channel over Ethernet [FCoE] and iSCSI) traffic at 10Gbps Ethernet (GbE) line rate speeds. The 8400 Series provides extremely low host CPU usage by enabling full hardware offloads.
The 8400 Series leverages QLogic's long-standing industry leadership in Ethernet by providing the highest levels of performance, efficiency, and scalability for the enterprise data center.
For more effective utilization of the 10GbE bandwidth, the QLogic 8400 Series Converged Network Adapters offer switch-independent NIC partitioning (network partitioning [NPAR]), which enables segmentation of a single 10GbE port into multiple network partitions and dynamic allocation of bandwidth to each port. The segmentation allows IT organizations to optimize resource utilization while lowering infrastructure and operational costs.
The acceleration of data center convergence - triggered by virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), and multitenant cloud computing platforms - demands high-performance, converged network solutions. The QLogic 8400 Series Converged Network Adapters are the solution of choice for workload-intensive computing environments, providing a reliable, high-performance 10GbE connectivity solution.