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Emulex Drives Gen 5 Fibre Channel Ecosystem with Partner Adoption
EchoStreams, Infortrend, Nimbus Data Systems and Vicom Systems Certify Emulex Gen 5 Technology for Flash Storage and SAN Appliance Environments
COSTA MESA, Calif., June 24, 2013 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced continued adoption of its LightPulse® Gen 5 Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) worldwide, for joint flash/solid state disk (SSD) and SAN appliance solutions. EchoStreams, Infortrend, Nimbus Data Systems and Vicom Systems have certified Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs with their solutions, enabling the most scalable, highly responsive solutions to accelerate databases, virtualization and I/O-intensive applications. Gen 5 Fibre Channel is the latest generation of Fibre Channel products capable of up to 16Gb speeds. Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs deliver increased SAN reliability, and management and consolidation simplicity, as well as application acceleration and higher throughput for virtualization, flash storage and mission-critical applications.
“Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs offer the performance, throughput and low latency necessary to fully leverage the abilities of today’s servers and storage. As SSDs and flash storage continue to appear at new points in the I/O path, Emulex is on the leading edge of understanding how to optimize I/O architectures and provide the solutions that keep pace with these acceleration solutions,” said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. “We are committed to continuing to expand the Gen 5 Fibre Channel ecosystem, collaborating with key partners in delivering joint solutions that power data centers worldwide.”
Emulex partners continue to certify Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs, as the most widely deployed HBAs by OEMs, with more than 65 percent of the overall revenue market share for 2012¹. Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs enable 20 percent more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than other Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs, plus lightning-fast response times and 4x better IOPS performance per watt2 and up to 4x more logins/open exchanges. With more than 1.2 million IOPS on a single port2, Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs are ideally suited for Fibre Channel connectivity to SSDs and new multi-core processors. Partners have certified Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs in the following ways:
- EchoStreams: Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs are certified for use with the Infortrend EonStor DS G7i Series platform and provide a massive performance boost by doubling throughput and providing superior IOPS to power data centers, cloud services and high-volume servers.
- Nimbus Data Systems: Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs are qualified for use with the Nimbus Gemini flash memory array and help maximize the exceptional I/O and throughput performance of NAND flash memory to deliver significantly higher performance than conventional spinning disk arrays.
- Infortrend: Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs are certified for use with the Infortrend EonStor DS G7i Series platform and provide a massive performance boost by doubling throughput and providing superior IOPS to power data centers, cloud services and high-volume servers.
- Vicom Systems: Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs are certified for use with the Vicom’s customer proven Data Migration Appliance, which are deployed to install and migrate data without changing SAN, storage, or host systems. Emulex Gen 5 HBAs enable faster connectivity for the Vicom migration appliances and help take data migration and automation to a new level with non-disruptive, no-outage operation.
“The EchoStreams FlacheSAN2 is targeted at key vertical markets such as the video and telecommunications markets, and in tandem with Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs enables the fastest I/O connectivity for customers,” said Andy Lee, director of product marketing, EchoStreams. “As the demand for faster bandwidth and higher throughput is constantly increasing, together, we can respond to customers’ needs with a purpose-built turnkey solution.”
“Emulex high-performance Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs in tandem with the Nimbus Gemini flash memory array offers significantly higher performance for customers deploying flash storage environments today,” said Thomas Z. Isakovich, CEO, Nimbus Data Systems. “This combined offering provides the lightning fast speed, low latency, high availability and reduced power and cooling benefits customers are looking for in their storage solutions today.”
“Mission-critical applications require a solution with high throughput and exceptional speed to fulfill the quick responses, demands and efficiency of their daily jobs,” said Thomas Kao, senior director of product planning, Infortrend. “The combination of Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel HBAs with the Infortrend EonStor DS G7i 16GFC-host storage solution achieves this by delivering an integrated high-performance solution to customers.”
“Vicom Systems’ Data Migration Appliance, in tandem with Emulex Gen 5 HBAs, enable customers’ applications to either stay online while data is migrated in the background or offline at high-speeds, during planned weekend maintenance periods,” said Samuel Tam, CEO of Vicom Systems. “Emulex offers impressive performance, with increased I/O bandwidth and high reliability, meeting the needs of our joint customers for proven, painless data migration with predictability and productivity.”
1. Crehan Research Q1 2013 Server-class Adapter and LOM market share report
2. Demartek Emulex LPe16000B 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA Evaluation, October 2012
Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex’s products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) please visit www.Emulex.com.
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