HPE Virtual Connect

Reduce cost and complexity with blade server virtualization that simply connects networks and storage.

Converged Architecture - HPE Converged System 700 & Converged Architecture 700 for Mixed Workload Systems Converged Architecture - HPE Converged System 700 & Converged Architecture 700 for Mixed Workload Systems

Wire-Once Connectivity Across Devices

HPE has created a combination hardware and software server edge virtualization solution called Virtual Connect. HPE Virtual Connect can reduce complexity, substantially lower hardware costs at the server edge, and trim costs associated with powering and cooling. HPE Virtual Connect is also designed to address bandwidth optimization demands, converge server edge connections and deliver up to 4x the connections per physical network link. 

95%

Reduction in complexity1

65%

Reduction of hardware costs2

40%

Reduction in power and cooling costs3

Virtual Connect Product Portfolio

HPE Virtual Connect interconnect modules connect servers and virtual machines to data and storage networks over Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI protocols.

Ethernet Interconnects

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric Ethernet modules enable up to 20Gb bandwidth to each server and up to 40Gb speeds to the infrastructure. Connect easily to SAN storage with Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) support (single- and dual-hop). Consolidate multiple physical ports into virtual ports over a single 20Gb channel. 

Fibre Channel Interconnects

HPE Virtual Connect Fibre Channel Modules support native 16Gb and 8Gb Fibre Channel connectivity. With NPIV and HPE Virtual Connect Fibre Channel technology, you can share a single physical Fibre Channel HBA port among multiple virtual ports, enabling higher availability with automatic failover to increase uptime. 

Elevate the Performance of your HPE BladeSystem

Significantly reduce the cabling required to attach your servers to the network and simplify the way you connect servers to the SAN with HPE Virtual Connect solutions.

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for C-Class BladeSystem

HPE Virtual Connect FlexFabric-20/40 F8 Module for C-Class BladeSystem

Reduce network sprawl with one device that converges all traffic inside HPE BladeSystem enclosures and directly connects to LANs and SANs.

  • Simplify the server edge with 95% consolidation 
  • Reduce networking TCO with 65% less equipment
  • Optimize hypervisor I/O requirements 
  • Seamlessly connect to industry standard networks
  • Reduce latency by 55% and provision 2.5x faster
  • Wire-once, then add, move, and change thousands of server connections in minutes
Learn more about HPE Virtual Connect 16Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module

HPE Virtual Connect 16Gb 24-port Fibre Channel Module

Simplify the process of connecting servers to Fibre Channel networks by reducing cables and streamlining SAN switch management domains.

  • Remove storage network bottlenecks and optimize HPE BladeSystem performance 
  • Enhance server virtualization density with 2x bandwidth 
  • Reduce latency for big data operations
  • Add, move or change servers in minutes when connecting with 16Gb FC SAN 
  • Increase blade server fibre channel (SAN) bandwidth from 8Gb to 16Gb 
  • Achieve lossless failover with NPIV trunking

Meet the HPE Virtual Connect Family

Find the right HPE Ethernet and HPE Fibre Channel Interconnect modules that can help you improve HPE BladeSystem workload performance.

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Find out from our experts which HPE Virtual Connect Ethernet Interconnect or Fibre Channel Modules can help you elevate your BladeSystem server performance.

Resources

产品系列指南 : Learn About the Eight Steps to Building an HPE BladeSystem

Learn About the Eight Steps to Building an HPE BladeSystem
产品系列指南

Learn About the Eight Steps to Building an HPE BladeSystem

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消除 SAN 基础设施并降低成本最多至 50%
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分析师报告 : 探索 HPE BladeSystem 和 HPE 20GbE 适配器如何比 Cisco 交付更多

探索 HPE BladeSystem 和 HPE 20GbE 适配器如何比 Cisco 交付更多
分析师报告

探索 HPE BladeSystem 和 HPE 20GbE 适配器如何比 Cisco 交付更多

技术白皮书 : 了解关于有效管理虚拟互联环境的更多信息

了解关于有效管理虚拟互联环境的更多信息
技术白皮书

了解关于有效管理虚拟互联环境的更多信息

技术白皮书 : Read a Comprehensive Overview Discussing HPE Virtual Connect Technologies

Read a Comprehensive Overview Discussing HPE Virtual Connect Technologies
技术白皮书

Read a Comprehensive Overview Discussing HPE Virtual Connect Technologies

技术白皮书 : HPE OneView Concepts for HPE Virtual Connect and HPE BladeSystem Customers

HPE OneView Concepts for HPE Virtual Connect and HPE BladeSystem Customers
技术白皮书

HPE OneView Concepts for HPE Virtual Connect and HPE BladeSystem Customers

案例研究 : Find Out How Bally Technologies is Building an Innovative Gaming Platform with HPE

Find Out How Bally Technologies is Building an Innovative Gaming Platform with HPE
案例研究

Find Out How Bally Technologies is Building an Innovative Gaming Platform with HPE

技术白皮书 : Virtual Connect 手册介绍了 HPE BladeSystem 和 Virtual Connect 集成

Virtual Connect 手册介绍了 HPE BladeSystem 和 Virtual Connect 集成
技术白皮书

Virtual Connect 手册介绍了 HPE BladeSystem 和 Virtual Connect 集成

文件 : 了解有关适用于 BladeSystem 的 Virtual Connect v4.50 的更多信息

了解有关适用于 BladeSystem 的 Virtual Connect v4.50 的更多信息
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了解有关适用于 BladeSystem 的 Virtual Connect v4.50 的更多信息

1. A traditional server blade configuration typically requires up to 40 configuration components. The VC FlexFabric solution needs only embedded dual-port FlexFabric adapters on servers (no mezzanine cards) and two VC FlexFabric modules, which explains the calculation of (40-2)/40=95 percent.
2. Based on the difference of traditional interconnect and adapter cost when compared to the VC Flex-10/10D solution. Compare cost of 6 Ethernet switches, 16 quad-port NICs, to 2 HP VC Flex-10/10D. ILP, May 2010.
3. Based on the difference of traditional interconnect and adapter power costs compared to VC Flex-10/10D solution. Compare cost of power for 6 Virtual Connect FlexFabric 6 Ethernet switches, 16x 1 Gb Dual-Port NIC LOMs, 16 quad-port NICs to 2 HP VC Flex-10/10D modules connected to 16 embedded Flex-10 adapters.