Is your data center poised to take the 16 Gb step in Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity? The growth in enterprise flash storage and the deployment of servers with multi-core processors is driving the need for high performance storage networking to prevent application performance bottlenecks. The FC Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a critical element of this storage network to improve storage performance. The HPE StoreFabric SN1200E 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters deliver the high bandwidth, low latency and high IOPs to meet any application requirements, from online transaction processing or data warehousing to backup/restore and OpenStack Cinder block storage. Supporting higher virtual machine density on powerful host servers, the SN1200E 16Gb HBAs delivers increased ROI on enabling more applications and virtual machines to run on a single server and I/O port without impacting SLAs. The 16 Gb FC HBA is backward compatible with 8 and 4 Gb FC storage networks to protect legacy investments.