HP, VMware and Emulex deliver the Power of Virtualization.
HP, VMware and Emulex partner closely with each other to deliver innovative solutions that enable seamless deployment of virtualization technologies within data center environments. This partnership yields an end-to-end virtualization solution that encompasses all aspects of an organization’s IT environment—from virtualization of mission-critical platforms, to client infrastructure, to management of the virtualized data center, not to mention new converged networking technology that enables Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity with the HP G7 ProLiant server blade platforms.
With the introduction of vSphere, VMware is providing a scalable, reliable data infrastructure that delivers the flexibility needed for today’s server virtualization environments and tomorrow’s next-generation cloud computing initiatives.
Emulex has entered into a new 10GbE with HP, delivering our OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) technology as part of the HP integrated FlexFabric adapter, which is embedded on their next-generation ProLiant G7 server blades. The OneConnect UCNA technology represents a new generation of server I/O technology that reduces networking complexity and costs for IT organizations. HP’s new G7 server blades, used with the new HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric module, allow customers to converge, innovate, transform and simplify their infrastructure with one of the most flexible and cost-effective ways to connect servers to any network. By combining these technologies with the vSphere, customers can achieve:
- One network to manage across servers and storage
- More streamlined IT
- Less hardware/cabling, switches to buy and manage
- Less power/cooling costs
- Ability to add/change and virtualize on the fly
Emulex LightPulse 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Mezzanine card for HP ProLiant standard and blade server platforms are key components of this infrastructure, providing efficient, high-performance Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity optimized for VMware vSphere. In fact, Emulex offerings deliver more than double the I/O per second (IOPS) performance in VMware vSphere environments over the previous release, enabling dramatically more virtual machines (VMs) per host.
Organizations leveraging VMware vSphere, HP servers and Emulex LightPulse adapters can introduce into their data centers:
- Efficient asset utilization and management for greater capital expense (CAPEX) and operational expense (OPEX) savings
- Effective delivery of application resources for optimum service performance
- Flexibility to select best-in-class solutions
Collectively, HP, VMware and Emulex have the vision and the solutions organizations need to take the next steps – providing an evolutionary, non-disruptive path to cloud computing for new and existing data centers while delivering proven business benefits every step of the way. For a complete list of HP-qualified HBAs for VMware, please contact us at hpinfo@. emulex.com