New 32GFC HBAs Achieve 50% More IOPS and Lower Latency

by Nicolette Emmino

The new QLogic® line of Enhanced 32GFC PCIe® Gen 4 HBAs by Marvell are now available from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for their ProLiant and Apollo Gen 10 servers. HPE Gen 10 servers with Marvell’s newest 32GFC HBAs are capable of achieving 50% more in terms of transactional performance than previous generations, enabling enterprise-class databases to scale to exceed demanding data center workloads.

The introduction of the Marvell® QLogic Enhanced 32GFC HBAs into HPE’s broad portfolio of Gen 10 servers, including select HPE ProLiant DL, ML and HPE Apollo platforms, provides customers with an innovative solution delivering concurrent FCP and FC-NVMe access. In addition, firmware integrity protection with hardware root of trust coupled with business productivity innovations deliver a secure and future-proof storage connectivity solution. Designed to offload and accelerate FC-NVMe, the HPE 32GFC HBAs further reduce latency compared to previous generations, enabling customers to gain more from their flash-accelerated private and hybrid cloud data center.

“Intelligent storage networking is a critical component for an agile application and delivering a secure environment for a hybrid and distributed infrastructure,” said Marty Lans, general manager, Storage Technologies and Connectivity, HPE Storage & Big Data. “One of our key goals in collaborating with Marvell on their QLogic FC HBA technology was to enhance the performance and security of HPE ProLiant and HPE Apollo Gen10 servers.”

These solutions were designed to exceed the performance, scalability, and manageability requirements in virtualized and mission-critical environments, NVMe accelerated storage platforms and new SAN architectures. With over 20 million ports shipped, more enterprise data centers have chosen to entrust their storage fabric interconnect to Marvell QLogic Fibre Channel technology than any other solution. Accordingly, Marvell QLogic represents the industry’s most accepted and deployed FC HBA solution provider for 16 consecutive years and counting.


Enhanced 32GFC HBAs based on Marvell QLogic technology are now available from HPE including:

  • R2E09A – HPE SN1610Q 32Gb Dual Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters
  • R2E08A – HPE SN1610Q 32Gb Single Port Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters

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