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Emulex OCe11000 UCNAs Named 2011 Network Computing Network Infrastructure Product of the Year
Emulex OneConnect Technology Recognized for Second Year in a Row
LONDON, April 12, 2011 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) is pleased to announce that the readers of Network Computing magazine have voted its newest OneConnect™ OCe11000 family of Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) as the Network Infrastructure Product of the Year. Voted for by the readers of the magazine, the awards recognize the products, service and companies which have most impressed them throughout the last year.
Emulex was presented with the award at The Network Computing Awards Ceremony on April 7, 2011. Last year, the Emulex OneConnect technology was also honored in the same category, in addition to Product of the Year.
Emulex's single-chip high-performance OneConnect UCNAs enable customers to efficiently consolidate their network and storage infrastructures. The new OCe11000 family of UCNAs was selected as network infrastructure product of the year based on improvements and benefits such as:
- Improved VM Performance with SR-IOV Support: SR-IOV, which allows PCIe devices to appear as multiple physical devices, can be used to optimize I/O performance for virtualized servers by allocating unique physical functions to VMs and offloading I/O functions from the hypervisor to host-based IOCs.
- Lower OPEX with Power Savings: Increased integration and reductions in external chip components provide a 20% improvement in power efficiency.
- More VMs per CPU with Emulex vEngine™ Technology: Emulex vEngine provides full hardware protocol offload support for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) which removes the overhead of network and storage traffic from the CPU.
- Next Generation Virtual Networking: The OCe11000 family supports emerging VEPA (Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator) and VEB (Virtual Ethernet Bridge) standards. With these capabilities, the adapter functions as a Layer 2 hardware switch to offload network-based management of VM traffic that is internal or external to the virtualization platform.
- Optimized Networking Performance: Using Class 2 switch capabilities to classify and sort incoming traffic, OneConnect adapters support virtual queue technologies for optimum networking performance.
"Emulex is honored to be recognized again this year by Network Computing for our OneConnect OCe11000 UCNAs," said Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing, Emulex. "ESG recently announced that two of the top IT priorities for 2011 are increased used of server virtualization and managing data growth, and the OCe11000 UCNAs help IT managers tackle these priorities and maximize data center consolidation with next-generation virtual I/O capabilities, improved power usage and simplified management."
The Network Computing Awards, which took place on 7th April in London, have been running for 5 years and are particularly meaningful as they are voted for by the readers of Network Computing magazine in December and January. Approximately 6000 individuals cast votes for the 2011 awards, making this one of the most significant surveys relating to networking technology in the UK.
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