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The explosive growth in enterprise flash storage and the deployment of the latest HPE Gen10 servers powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family with up to 28 cores is driving the need for high-performance storage networking to prevent application performance bottlenecks.

Additionally, deploying the right-sized storage networking infrastructure optimizes investment returns on new storage and server infrastructure purchases.

Fibre Channel is a core storage networking and connectivity option for HPE 3PAR StorServ, Nimble, MSA and StoreVirtual storage systems. In all instances, Fibre Channel delivers:

  • Guaranteed loss-less data delivery
  • Low latency and high scalability
  • Guaranteed loss-less data delivery

The server Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a critical element of this storage network. The HPE StoreFabric SN1600E Gen 6 32GFC HBA, from Emulex, delivers the ultimate in high bandwidth, low latency and high IOPs to meet any application requirements, from database online transaction processing or data warehousing to backup/restore and OpenStack Cinder block storage. The new HPE SN1200E is a 16GFC HBA, built on the same platform as the SN1600E 32GFC HBA and delivers the same features as the HPE SN1600E HBA with 16GFC throughput.

Both the SN1600E and SN1200E deliver industry-leading capabilities including:

  • NVMe over Fiber Channel-enablement
  • Secure Firmware Updates
  • ExpressLane LUN prioritization for WRITE operations
  • 10 million hour Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) reliability
  • HPE 3PAR Smart SAN compliance for simplified deployment

Improving Business Outcomes with HPE DL380 Gen9 Server, 3PAR StoreServ 8450 All-Flash Storage, StoreFabric SN6600B Switch and SN1600E HBA Gen 6 32GFC Technology.

Solid State storage is becoming increasingly common in the computing industry with hybrid and all-flash array deployments taking the place of traditional HDD storage for high performance workloads.
This Case Study shows how a federal credit union, with assets in excess of $3.8 billion, recently addressed IT workload challenges. 
Workload performance drives business success. This datasheet shows how a broad spectrum of business outcomes can be attributed to workload performance— directly correlating to storage I/O and networking capabilities.