Like many technology companies, Emulex has an end-of-the-year shut down. And while this shut down is for most of us, it’s not for all of us. While many of us were focused on the holidays, our sales, support and operations teams have been working on closing the quarter. It seems that every year during the end-of-year tradeshow season (September-November), we announce new technology and say it will ship by the end of the year in calendar Q4. This year was no exception and the new products in question were the new LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs).
Leading up to the end of the year, our engineering and ops teams were busy making our commitments come true again. First, I would like to thank them for the extra efforts. Second, I hope you get a chance to check out the new LPe16000 and LPe16002 cards here. These cards are more than just a bump in protocol speeds. They offer a great new tool for optimizing clouds and server virtualization in the data center. The Fibre Channel team is getting ready to launch a new series of Labs blogs on the latest LightPulse HBAs and help you navigate the Romley server transitions, and optimized deployment and management of your FC environments.
It is a new year. We have new products and they are shipping. So, what more do you need? Well, you probably want to know how they work. We have the folks at ESG Labs working on a review and report, but we also want to know what you think. Tell us why you need an upgrade to 16GFC, and we will offer 5 lucky IT folks a pair of 16Gb cards in exchange for your review of the cards. Please note, we need to be able to publish your name, shoot a short video case study and have your company agree to publish the case study. (Sorry, we have attorneys too.) We hope you had a great new year and will help us kick it off with new stories of how 16GFC can help in 2012.