Worldwide data center energy consumption more than doubled between 2000 and 2005 according to a recent study1. In the United States alone, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates data centers consumed some 61 billion kilowatt-hours in 2006 - using the equivalent of the average yearly energy output for 15 power plants. As the global demand for more data and faster performance increases, data system energy costs continue to rise.
Brocade is taking steps to help improve energy efficiencies by focusing on products and programs that support the development of green data centers. We are committed to doing our part to provide our customers with high performance, low energy, data management solutions.
A leading provider of networking solutions for the SMB/e and the home, SMC® puts more than 30 years' experience to work in every product and solution the company manufactures. Leveraging strong industry relationships in combination with experienced and talented in-house design and engineering, SMC continues to bring to market a host of affordable, high-performance, easy to use products.
In 1997, SMC became a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporatio. Leveraging SMC's design, engineering and marketing strengths with Accton's expertise in optimizing silicon designs and streamlining manufacturing has since added to the company's success. In 2003 the Accton-Philips joint venture, Arcadyan, which bridges the networking and consumer electronics gap, added even further to SMC's pool of product and R&D resources.
Founded in 1986, D-Link is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of advanced networking, broadband, digital, voice and data communications solutions. Following our motto, "Building Networks for People", we continually meet the networking and connectivity needs of, small office professionals, small-to medium-sized businesses, and enterprise environments.
D-Link's core competency is in Ethernet connectivity. In fact, we are the global leader in providing network connectivity solutions to small and medium-sized business. From the beginning, D-Link engineers have researched, designed and manufactured innovative, standards-based networking solutions. We sell our state-of-the-art hardware at the best prices. Price may be the deciding factor for many new customers, but D-Link innovation, reliability and service keeps them loyal year after year.
Voltaire provides grid backbone solutions for networked computing in the next generation data center and focuses on improving data center efficiency by enabling grid computing deployments on commodity server and storage offerings. Voltaire's fully integrated family of switching hardware and network virtualization software delivers the highest performance, intelligent backbone for grid computing architectures. Leveraging the InfiniBand standard, Voltaire solutions offer improved performance, utilization and scalability across compute clusters, storage and IP networks.
Voltaire solutions are used for high performance computing (HPC) applications and grid computing environments in enterprise data centers and by government and research institutions.
Adaptec believes that companies of all sizes should have access to simple, cost-effective storage technology that makes it easy to protect business data and provides instant access to that data whenever and wherever it's needed. Adaptec also believes in a pay-as-you-grow model that allows customers to incrementally evolve storage solutions to new technologies, larger capacities, and value-added software functionality as business needs change.
Today, Adaptec provides one of the industry's broadest storage solution suites, from chips to internal host bus adapters and RAID controllers to external storage area networks (SAN), Ethernet-based iSCSI SAN (IP SAN), network attached storage (NAS), and the software that extends storage functionality and value.
QLogic is a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions, which include the controller chips, host adapters and fabric switches that are the backbone of storage networks for most Global 2000 corporations. The company delivers a broad and diverse portfolio of products that includes Fibre Channel HBAs, blade server embedded Fibre Channel switches, Fibre Channel stackable switches, iSCSI HBAs and iSCSI routers.
The company is also a leading supplier of InfiniBand switches and InfiniBand host channel adapters for the emerging high performance computing market. QLogic products are delivered to small-to-medium businesses and large enterprises around the world via its channel partner community. QLogic products are also powering solutions from leading companies like Cisco, Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM, Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. QLogic is a member of the S&P 500 Index.