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Emulex Showcases FCoE, 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and Virtual HBA Technology at VMworld Europe
Demonstrations Provide a Preview of the Future of the Data Center
VMworld Europe - CANNES, France, February 25, 2008 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced it is showcasing its LightPulse® Virtual HBA technology on emerging Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and 8Gb/s platforms. Emulex enables increased benefits of server virtualization and consolidation through its latest 8Gb/s and FCoE products by providing greater I/O capacity within the server.
Emulex Virtual HBA Technology, which is available in its next-generation 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and FCoE environments, demonstrates how virtual machine migration using VMotion within a VMware ESX environment can take advantage of next generation network speeds and protocols. The demonstrations illustrate how today's production capabilities, such as qualified drivers, virtual HBA and VSAN support, work seamlessly with the new 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and FCoE technologies provided by Emulex. This week's demonstrations also illustrate the advantages of using faster speeds and increased bandwidth capacity inherent in 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs and 10Gb/s FCoE, such as greater I/O capacity within the server, which maximizes the cost and performance benefits of server virtualization and consolidation.
Emulex demonstrations at VMworld Europe extol the benefits of virtual HBA technology used within virtualized server environments and provide users with a preview of the future of the data center. Demonstrations at VMworld Europe include:
- Virtual HBA Technology leveraged in next-generation 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and FCoE environments: This demonstration shows virtual machine migration using VMotion within a VMware ESX environment using differing network speeds and protocols. The demonstration also illustrates the advantages of using faster speeds and increased bandwidth capacity inherent in 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs and 10Gb/s FCoE, such as greater I/O capacity within the server, which maximizes the cost and performance benefits of server virtualization and consolidation.
- Joint storage solution between Emulex, VMware and Cisco: This enhanced storage networking solution incorporates Emulex LightPulse 4Gb/s HBAs, Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switches and VMware ESX Server, providing customers with the ability to maintain SAN best practices, while delivering improved Quality of Service (QoS) and data integrity capabilities.
- Demonstration in AMD's booth #16: This demonstration illustrates the expanded virtual machine live migration functionality provided by AMD's Extended Migration feature set coupled with Emulex LightPulse 4Gb/s HBAs. Emulex HBAs in this demonstration highlight the performance and integration with VMware ESX Server.
"These demonstrations provide a glimpse into the future of data center networking and how customers can efficiently and effectively run their server virtualization environments while increasing performance and minimizing costs," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. "Further, today's demonstrations illustrate our extensive capabilities across VMware virtual server environments, including NPIV support to enable virtual machine migration and help enterprises maintain SAN best practices."
Emulex is demonstrating these enhanced capabilities based on VMware ESX at this week's VMware VMworld Europe, February 26-28, in booth # 61A.
Emulex will also be presenting at two sessions at VMworld Europe, entitled 'How to Ensure SAN Best Practices when Deploying VMware ESX Server 3.5.' These sessions will provide valuable information for understanding SAN access requirements within virtualized server environments and discusses the benefits of implementing Emulex's LightPulse Virtual HBA technology in VMware environments. Presentations take place on Wednesday, February 27 at 2 p.m. in Auditorium J or Thursday, February 28 at 2:15 p.m. in Redaction 1.
Emulex Corporation creates enterprise-class products that intelligently connect storage, servers and networks. The world's leading server and storage providers rely on Emulex's award-winning HBAs, intelligent storage platforms and embedded storage products, including switches, bridges, routers and I/O controllers, to build reliable, scalable and high-performance storage and server solutions. 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 www.emulex.com.
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