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Study Shows Emulex 8Gb/s HBAs Consistently Deliver Better CPU Effectiveness in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualized Server Environments
COSTA MESA, Calif., May 26, 2009 -
- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) consistently deliver better CPU effectiveness in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualized server environments over comparable solutions from its key competitors.
- Overall, Emulex LightPulse LPe12002 8Gb/s HBAs showed 37 to 78 percent higher CPU effectiveness when compared to dual-channel 8Gb/s HBAs from its nearest competitors, QLogic and Brocade, in an evaluation report from Demartek, a firm specializing in independent analysis and lab validation testing of server, storage and security technologies.
- Greater CPU efficiency enables higher consolidation ratios and provides greater cost savings in virtualized server deployments.
- Emulex 8Gb/s HBAs deliver improved enterprise scalability and flexibility through an advanced driver, unique dynamic interrupt coalescing and support for Message-Signaled Interrupts eXtended (MSI-X), offering end users greater CPU effectiveness, reduced system latency and improved I/O throughput - all of which contribute to increased server virtualization performance and reduced power consumption.
- The report shows that Emulex 8Gb/s HBAs are fully optimized for virtualized server environments, enabling greater cost savings and lower power consumption.
- The tests were performed with eight virtual machines running IOmeter, using a range of queue depths to simulate different workloads. Results were consistent for both reads and writes with 4Kb and 8Kb block sizes, which are typical for server applications.
- Streamlined installation and management, unrivaled scalability, and industry-leading virtualization support make Emulex's LightPulse 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs ideal for enterprise, mixed-OS and virtualized server environments. With powerful management capabilities and broad platform support, they deliver maximum performance in the broadest range of applications and environments.
- The complete evaluation report can be found at www.demartek.com/Demartek_HyperV_8Gbps_FC_HBA_Comparison_2009-05.html.
Katherine Lane, Manager, Public Relations, 714-885-3828
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