That’s the phrase we used to draw (muuuhhhaaaa) attention to a raffle we had in Austin at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) a couple weeks ago. Dell and Emulex co-hosted a tweet-up at Bar96 in order to let leading edge interactives see our joint enterprise solutions in action. We had a great showing, with more than 500 guests and the team at Bar96 and Backstage Grill did an awesome job, as usual. Big shout out to Sarah, Rod, Odie, Karen, Jeff, Chris, Erin, Rahul & the SoMe team @Dell and @Emulex! And we can’t forget our SXSWi talent scout Richard, and the winner of our Kindle Fire raffle John Refford (aka @iamreff)! You are a winner when you partner with Dell and Emulex!
Emulex continues to lead the charge with Dell delivering industry-leading 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) solutions with 12th generation Dell PowerEdge Servers and Storage. Our latest virtualization solution integrates Emulex LightPulse® LPe16000B-D series Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for single channel or LPe16002B-D series HBAs for dual channel, both with BLAZING fast PCIe 3.0 to help create 16GFC end-to-end solutions. The latest generation of Emulex Fibre Channel (FC) mezzanine cards and HBAs deliver the massive I/O needed for enhanced system performance in the most demanding virtualization environments.
- Application optimization: 50 percent better CPU efficiency means lower energy costs, and increased capacity to support more virtual machines (VMs) and applications per server*
- Simplified management: Utilizing unique compatibility with Dell integrated remote access controller (iDRAC™) with Lifecycle Controller, Emulex delivers 2x faster HBA installation and management with OneCommand® Manager. In addition, Emulex provides integrated management for VMware-based server virtualization environments with its OneCommand Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server and exclusive support for the VMware vSphere® 5.1 Web Client for remote, centralized management with in the VMware console**
- Increased availability & data integrity: To meet service level agreements (SLAs), Emulex supports up to 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port, un-matched by any other HBA available today, paired with the highest reliability in the industry***
- Control ongoing and capital costs: Emulex OneCommand Manager cuts administrative time in half saving days each year in administration time and reducing operational costs.**
Over the next couple of months, you’ll see more Dell and Emulex “Better Together” end-to-end solutions (are we lucky or WHAT?). If you are interested in these topics and understand what they can mean to your organization’s business, then THEY are lucky to have you! Check out our Dell microsite for the latest solution briefs, webcasts and events. If you can’t find what you need tweet us (@emulex or @kerstin_emulex) or email email@example.com. Stay tuned, stay lucky and stay connected!
*Demartek HBA Evaluation. Dec 2012
** Management Report Card
***10 million hours mean time between failure (MTBF) on the LightPulse family of 2G/4G/8G/16GFC HBAs