The HP QMH2672 16Gb Mezzanine Fibre Channel Host Bust Adapters provide a step into the 16Gb/s future with greater performance and advanced, embedded support for virtualized environments. Their introduction brings SAN infrastructure components to a higher level of performance and efficiency with the ability to deliver twice the I/O performance of 8Gb FC HBAs. The HP QMH2672 purchased today is backward compatible with 8Gb storage networks and will protect future investments and provide full port isolation design. When using storage intensive applications , such as backup, database transactions , and virtualization, the increased performance of the HP QMH2672 enables more rapid storage and retrieval of critical information. Designed for environments with greater virtual machine density and bandwidth requirements , the HP QMH2672 enable more applications and virtual machines to run on a single server and port , resulting in reduced cabling and higher return on IT investment.