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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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.
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