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ALSO CALLED: Adapter, Adapters (Hardware), HBA, Host Bus Adapters
DEFINITION: A host bus adapter (HBA) is a circuit board and/or integrated circuit adapter that provides input/output (I/O) processing and physical connectivity between a server and a storage device. Because the HBA relieves the host microprocessor of both data storage and retrieval tasks, it can improve the server's performance time. An HBA and its associated disk subsystems are sometimes referred to as a disk  … 
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Getting from Caching 1.0 to 2.0 with QLogic’s FabricCache QLE10000
sponsored by QLogic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines today's server-based 1.0 caching approaches, and describes how the QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapter capabilities go well beyond caching 1.0 to define enterprise caching 2.0, to enable application acceleration in single-server and multi-server, clustered environments.
Posted: 24 May 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

QLogic Corporation

E-Guide: Improve your performance and avoid bottlenecks in your storage networks
sponsored by PC Mall
EGUIDE: This e-guide will help you improve your storage-area networks (SANs) and fine-tune your storage networks. Find out what steps you should take to prepare your SAN for the worst, and learn what you can do to improve your storage network performance, efficiency and resiliency. Check out this e-guide today!
Posted: 14 Mar 2011 | Published: 14 Mar 2011

PC Mall

Emulex HBAnyware Software Evaluation
sponsored by Emulex Corporation, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This report shows the actual steps taken to install and use the HBAs and the management software associated with those HBAs. Screen shots are included.
Posted: 07 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Emulex Corporation, Inc.

Optimizing SAN Connectivity for Microsoft Virtual Server with VMPilot
sponsored by Emulex Corporation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization is an important new technology that enables you to reduce data center costs and improve IT's business responsiveness. Download this white paper to learn how one solution can create SAN-enabled virtual machines for your dat...
Posted: 07 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Emulex Corporation, Inc.

AIC & LSI Partner Success Story - SAS & SATA Total Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Xtore
WHITE PAPER: As server requirements grow rapidly, it's becoming increasingly critical for your clients to lower their total cost of storage ownership. Read this white paper to learn how your clients can minimize their TCO with new flexible SAS and SATA solutions.
Posted: 16 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Xtore
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HOST ADAPTERS DEFINITION (continued): … A host bus adapter (HBA) is a circuit board and/or integrated circuit adapter that provides input/output (I/O) processing and physical connectivity between a server and a storage device. Because the HBA relieves the host microprocessor of both data storage and retrieval tasks, it can improve the server's performance time. An HBA and its associated disk subsystems are sometimes referred to as a disk channel.
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