Emulex and Cisco have worked collaboratively on technology and products that enable transformation of data center networks into an agile infrastructure. The key partnership initiatives on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) based network convergence are enabling solutions that deliver reduced total cost of ownership; enhanced business agility; higher levels of operational continuity; while protecting existing infrastructure investments.
Cisco Unified Computing System is the next-generation datacenter compute platform designed to improve IT responsiveness to rapidly changing business demands. The Emulex LightPulse® FCoE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) available for the Cisco Unified Computing System converges multiple traffic types onto a 10Gb/s Ethernet link, enabling network infrastructure simplification, increased efficiency and business agility, while extending the trusted Emulex Fibre Channel interoperability and scalability to the new Cisco blade chassis. The performance and efficiency of Emulex’s FCoE CNAs support the I/O demands and virtualization capabilities of Cisco’s Unified Computing System.
Emulex LightPulse FCoE CNAs provide high-performance, reliable connectivity leveraging Emulex’s field-proven software stack, drivers and management tools, enabling data center managers to extending their existing investments in infrastructure, management, training and processes.