Emulex Next Generation OneConnect™ Technology For EMC Enterprise and Unified Storage Systems Now Available Through EMC Select
COSTA MESA, Calif., July 11, 2011 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the leader in converged networking solutions, today announced that its dual-port OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) with BladeEngine™ 3 (BE3) technology for 10Gb iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity are now available through the EMC Select Program, and are supported by EMC® VNX®, EMC VNXe®, EMC Symmetrix® and EMC Connectrix®.
Emulex OneConnect UCNAs provide EMC customers with the option of iSCSI or FCoE connectivity based on their data center needs. Emulex 10Gb iSCSI and FCoE adapters support full protocol offload providing superior performance to solutions based on software initiators and standard Network Interface Cards (NICs). All Emulex OneConnect adapters enable full 10GbE network performance using an 8-lane PCI Express Gen 2 architecture and support stateless TCP/IP and TCP Chimney offloads.
"With 20 percent less power, and Emulex vEngine™ support enabling more virtual machines per server, Emulex UCNAs are ideal for EMC customers," said Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing, Emulex. “In addition, by selecting Emulex UCNAs, customers can future-proof their data centers with either 10Gb iSCSI or FCoE-based network convergence, enabling consolidation of network and storage infrastructures."
The Emulex OneConnect OCe11000 family of UCNAs with BE3 technology allows network and storage resources to be divided into multiple hardware-isolated and protected virtual network and virtual storage interfaces. Emulex OneConnect UCNAs enable:
- Next Generation Virtual Networking: The OCe11000 family supports emerging Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA), Virtual Ethernet Bridge (VEB) and Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV) standards. With these capabilities, the adapter functions as a Layer 2 hardware switch to offload network-based management of virtual machine (VM) traffic and optimize performance for applications running on virtualized servers.
- Faster I/O Offload: Emulex BE3 controllers leverage Emulex vEngine technology for full protocol offload support which removes the overhead of network and storage traffic from the CPU.
- Greener I/O with 20% Less Power: Emulex BE3-based OneConnect UCNAs have increased integration and reductions in external components, providing a 20% improvement in power efficiency over previous versions with best in class performance.
- Manageable I/O with Emulex OneCommand™: By sharing a single driver model, Emulex Ethernet-based and Fibre Channel I/O solutions can be controlled, configured and managed from a single console. Consolidated management capabilities enable enterprise scalability with time-saving features that provide more than twice the management capabilities in half the time compared to other I/O solutions.
"Having Emulex’s latest Universal CNAs available through EMC Select means customers can work toward achieving network consolidation in the data center, while protecting existing technology investments," said Deidre Wassell, Director, EMC Solutions Marketing. "Streamlined management and performance are two of the key value propositions behind EMC’s storage portfolio—which is a natural complement to Emulex’s next generation OneConnect adapters."
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Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The Company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel host bus adapters, network interface cards, converged network adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Apple, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, LSI, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, NetApp, Samsung and ZTE. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is available at www.Emulex.com.
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