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New SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Supports Emulex HBAs and CNAs with In-Box Driver
Novell Customers Benefit from Connectivity Optimized for Virtual Server Environments and Performance
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 24, 2009 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse® Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and LightPulse Fibre Channel Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) are supported in the latest SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 release from Novell. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, end customers deploying Emulex HBAs or CNAs can now leverage virtual port (VPort) technology, so each virtual machine (VM) running on a server can independently access its own protected storage. Additionally, the Emulex LPe12000 family of 8Gb/s HBAs deliver the highest dual-channel I/O throughput and CPU efficiency, translating into increased performance and reduced power consumption.
“Emulex is working closely with Novell to provide customers with enterprise-class connectivity solutions that are optimized for virtualized and converged networking environments,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. “Emulex HBAs and CNAs provide SUSE Linux Enterprise Server customers with optimal performance, simplified management and seamless interoperability.”
Emulex HBAs and CNAs support virtual port (VPort) technology, enabling customers to leverage SAN management tools and best practices at the VM level, including fabric zoning and LUN mapping/masking. Emulex’s LPe12000 family of 8Gb/s HBAs deliver enterprise scalability and flexibility through support for Message-Signaled Interrupts eXtended (MSI-X), offering increased system performance through greater CPU efficiency, reduced system latency and improved I/O throughput.
“SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 delivers interoperability and mission-critical support for your complete computing environment – desktop to data center, physical and virtual,” said Carlos Montero-Luque, vice president of product management, Novell. “Emulex was instrumental in the delivery of NPIV support in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and we continue to work closely to deliver new features, such as data integrity for our enterprise-class IT customers.”
Emulex HBAs and CNAs are managed using HBAnyware®, a secure, automated and centralized enterprise management platform that provides a single interface for the deployment, dynamic provisioning, asset management, connectivity management, security and quality of service (QoS) of I/O connectivity that is optimized for virtualized and converged networking environments.
Tags/keywords: Novell, SUSE Linux Enterprise 11, virtualization, network convergence, HBA, CAN, CPU, MSI-X, VPort
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Emulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Our Connectivity Continuum architecture provides intelligent networking services that transition today’s infrastructure into tomorrow’s unified network ecosystem. Emulex provides a single framework that intelligently connects every server, network and storage device within the data center. Through strategic collaboration and integrated partner solutions, Emulex provides its customers with industry leading business value, operational flexibility and strategic advantage. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX) and has corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at http://www.emulex.com.
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