Cavium QLogic Adds PowerShell Integrated Management Solution for FastLinQ(TM) Ethernet Adapters

Simplify and Streamline Management to Reduce TCO with QConvergeConsole® PowerKit

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Today, Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for Enterprise, Telco, MSP and cloud data centers, announced the addition of a highly scalable and PowerShell integrated management solution to its broad offering of FastLinQ Ethernet adapter management solutions. The QLogic ConvergeConsole(QCC) PowerKit seamlessly integrates with Microsoft PowerShell to deliver an integrated, scriptable and scalable solution for deploying and managing QLogic FastLinQ series of 10/25/40/50/100GbE NICs across heterogeneous platforms. QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet-based technology is highly extensible and flexible, delivering a broad set of capabilities customized to address the needs of the telco, enterprise, managed service provider (MSP), cloud and storage markets. The ability to streamline their administration through centralized cross-platform and cross-protocol capabilities enhances network availability and reduces management costs.

Infrastructure Management Challenges in Enterprise Datacenters

IT administrators face many challenges and responsibilities when it comes to maintaining the server and network infrastructure and keeping downtime at a minimum, especially in large hybrid, Telco and Cloud deployments. Depending upon the size of the organization there are many components to keep track of, such as device management, updates, patching, new application configurations, compliance requirements, and issues that arise as the result of human error or environmental factors. Conventional approaches do not deliver centralized control and integration with Operating System infrastructure and processes, or require a steep learning curve of vendor specific syntaxes, increasing the cost and complexity of management and creating silos of management toolchains.

Integration and Automation Aware Approaches reduce TCO

In its fifth generation, Microsoft PowerShell delivers an integrated, robust and scalable task automation and configuration management framework for cross-platform server infrastructure management. QLogic ConvergeConsole PowerKit, which is now generally available, seamlessly integrates into Microsoft PowerShell to deliver a consistent and powerful set of new capabilities directly into PowerShell. This enables management efficiencies, improves time to deploy and implements best practices when managing QLogic FastLinQ 10/25/40/50/100GbE Ethernet adapters. IT administrators no longer need to learn a new scripting language or vendor specific syntaxes.

"We designed our FastLinQ Ethernet-based products to address the rapidly changing needs of the data center and the specific needs of mega data centers run by telecommunications providers, MSPs and enterprise private clouds," said Rajneesh Gaur, general manager and vice president of Ethernet Adapter Group, Cavium. "The latest innovation from Cavium, the QCC PowerKit,  enables our broad base of customers to significantly reduce TCO by delivering an integrated and scalable management solution."

QConvergeConsole PowerKit Advanced Capabilities Include:

Comprehensive Management Capabilities – With over 40 unique command-lets, the QCC PowerKit has the ability to manage all the advanced features of the QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet portfolio, including Network Partitioning (NPAR), SR-IOV, RDMA and server boot configurations. The QCC PowerKit enables IT administrators to enhance overall performance and speed troubleshooting with robust diagnostic capabilities.

Scalable, Scriptable and Remote Management – The QCC PowerKit has the ability to automate key management tasks for unparalleled efficiency in adapter configuration and management. This increases management efficiency and reduces overall TCO.

Cross Platform and Integrated – The QCC PowerKit can be deployed across a heterogeneous datacenter environment due to its broad operating system support. Support for various Windows and Linux versions ensures seamless integration and operation for enterprise, Telco and Cloud network environments.

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About Cavium

Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center, Broadband/Consumer, Mobile and Service Provider Equipment, highly programmable switches which scale to 3.2Tbps and Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapters up to 100Gbps. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tools and application support, hardware reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, China and Taiwan.


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