13 Oct, 2014 Industry Coverage
In other OpenPower news, storage adapter maker QLogic last week announced that it has joined the foundation. QLogic plans to work with the group to ensure that its Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapters function as promised within the OpenPower community of compatible systems, components, and software.”QLogic will enhance functionality for highly virtualized, open standards-based, cloud and Web-scale data centers based on the IBM Power platform,” QLogic’s vice president of marketing Vikram Karvat says. QLogic competes directly with Emulex, another OpenPower member, and somewhat with Mellanox, which is a founding member. As the OpenPower Foundation grows, it will invariably invite more competition for existing members, which will broaden what’s available and ultimately make the foundation stronger.