QLogic I/OFlex Technology Any I/O, Any Network Solution Sheet

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1 Solution Sheet QLogic I/OFlex Technology—Any I/O, Any Network Cavium Brings Unparalleled Flexibility and Increased Investment Protection to the Data Center The importance of I/O performance and reliability has never been greater. Next-generation server attachment has to support heterogeneous environments, multi-protocol I/O, higher levels of virtualization, and cloud computing deployments. These requirements drive the need for high-performance I/O, flexibility of deployment, and ease of use. NEXT-GENERATION SERVER ATTACH STRATEGY THE CHALLENGE The pace of technology and business dynamics force IT administrators Today’s server attach strategy enables the current IT trends to support to be nimble—with their technology deployments and their budgets. data center challenges by doing the following: The infrastructure must be expandable to match the enterprise’s needs. Traditionally, an IT department might build out a new data center or • Support the foundation on which resilient enterprise data expand into a co-location facility. In today’s economy, the right solution centers are based, which include high-performance networks has a flexible infrastructure that administrators can easily reconfigure with with the utmost in reliability, availability, and scalability changing technologies for redeployment within their existing space. Leverage the capabilities of new server architectures and • ® slot over the lifetime What if you could use a single adapter and PCIe innovation in networking that help drive convergence of your server to connect discrete SANs, LANs, or converged networks? Keep pace with the evolution in virtualization, which provides • What if you could extend the life of your servers and I/O adapters by using flexibility to adapt to new, emerging protocols them today to deliver enterprise performance and connectivity to Tier-1 Storage, and then redeploy them in the future to support tiered storage or • Support enterprise SANs, traditional LANs, and newer cloud NIC management? deployments This approach would eliminate rip-and-replace installations, allowing Provide a means to manage every element in the data center • you to spend less time managing and maintaining and more time through a simplified, single-pane-of-glass view enhancing your infrastructure. It would provide the most agile server I/O connectivity solution available—with enough bandwidth to ensure reliable • Ensure investment protection with backward and future and consistent I/O performance for your virtual servers and applications. compatibility You could protect your investments supporting today’s technology and future proof for emerging technology trends. In addition, it would allow you to migrate your infrastructure to consolidated, converged, and cloud networks—all at your own pace—and use the same hardware for 16Gb Fibre Channel or 10GbE server connectivity. 1 SN0430937-00 Rev. D 12/17

2 Solution Sheet QLogic I/OFlex Technology—Any I/O, Any Network THE SOLUTION to accommodate changing networking and storage requirements. The ® personality change is fast and easy to use. There is no license required QLogic FlexSuite™ Adapters feature with I/OFlex™ technology from and it saves administration and management time. Cavium™, which is a field configurable upgrade that allows you to use the same hardware for 16Gb Fibre Channel or 10GbE server connectivity. The investment protection offered by this approach gives you the best Unlike “rip-and-replace” and “pay-as-you go” alternatives, QLogic I/OFlex asset utilization while conserving PCIe slots. You can deploy high technology provides you with a future-proof approach to building agile performance now for mission-critical servers and extend the life of your infrastructures. This method protects existing Fibre Channel investments server deployment. It allows you to converge at your own pace. and delivers a simplified and cost-effective path to network convergence. The QLogic FlexSuite Adapters from Cavium allow you to change the Cavium is the industry leader, bringing high-performance I/O solutions to interface type, or personality, between a 16Gb Fibre Channel Adapter and a data center customers. The performance of the QLogic FlexSuite Adapters 10GbE Converged Network Adapter. is best in class and provides the highest performance, unparalleled flexibility, and enhanced reliability. You can set your server attach strategy QLogic I/OFlex Technology at your own pace. Cavium—the right choice to extend the lifetime of your QLogic FlexSuite Adapters from Cavium provide you with the ability to use server investments. a single adapter through the lifetime of a server—using Fibre Channel in Tier-1 SANs today or an Ethernet-based network in the future. These solutions deliver you peace of mind knowing that you are using the most Optimizing stable, reliable, and interoperable products available. QLogic adapters Virtualization Powering Cloud give you the confidence to deploy IT solutions while minimizing total cost of ownership, mitigating risk, and protecting infrastructure investments. The unique QLogic I/OFlex technology from Cavium allows you to extend the useful life of your servers, getting the most out of your IT investment dollars. This is especially valuable if you deploy both native Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based SANs. QLogic technology provides the versatility to handle any protocol, any host, any storage, and any fabric—addressing the demands of the rapidly Flexible Convergence Resilient Data Center evolving enterprise. I/OFlex is a free, field-configurable firmware upgrade that enables IT administrators to define the personality as 16Gb Fibre Figure 1. The Benefits of 16Gb Fibre Channel and 10GbE Channel, 10GbE, or FCoE on a single adapter. This capability addresses the demands of rapidly evolving enterprises and provides increased agility ABOUT CAVIUM for cloud deployments. QLogic FlexSuite Adapters reduce data center Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure costs by converging FCoE, TCP/IP, and iSCSI traffic simultaneously on solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and the same hardware. This convergence results in buying fewer adapters, baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products cables, and switches. In addition, convergence offers lower power deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance consumption, reduced cooling, and easier LAN and SAN management. points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, Customer Benefits application stacks, hardware reference designs and other products. The flexibility to change personality allows you to preserve your adapter Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, investment if you choose to migrate from Fibre Channel SAN today to Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan. an Ethernet-based SAN in the future. In the same PCIe slot, it is easy Follow us: Corporate Headquarters Cavium, Inc. 2315 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95131 408-943-7100 UK | Ireland | Germany | France | India | Japan | China | Hong Kong | Singapore | Taiwan | Israel International Offices Copyright © 2013 - 2017 Cavium, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. QLogic LLC (formerly QLogic Corporation) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium, Inc. Cavium, QLogic, FlexSuite, and I/OFlex are registered trademarks or trademarks of Cavium Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All other brand and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. This document is provided for informational purposes only and may contain errors. Cavium reserves the right, without notice, to make changes to this document or in product design or specifications. Cavium disclaims any warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, and does not guarantee that any results or performance described in the document will be achieved by you. All statements regarding Cavium’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and represent goals and objectives only. 2 SN0430937-00 Rev. D 12/17

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