Director, Corporate Communications
Emulex OneConnect UCNAs Named Connectivity Product of the Year
Prestigious Storage Magazine Storries VII Awards Recognise Emulex for Superior Network Convergence Connectivity Solution
LONDON, June 29, 2010 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) have been named 2010 Connectivity Product of the Year by the Storage Awards – Storries VII. The Storage Awards recognise outstanding products and services in the storage industry by asking readers of Storage Magazine and the general public to vote for winners.
“Storage Magazine is one of the most read IT publications in the UK and receiving recognition from its readers for product excellence is an honour. Our OneConnect UCNAs have received incredible market support since they were launched in October of last year, with design wins from leading server and storage Original Equipment Manufacturers, including Cisco, Compellent, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM and NetApp,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. “Not only does our technology deliver industry-leading performance, it solves some universal pain points for IT managers, offering simplified data centre infrastructure, increased agility and responsiveness and CAPEX and OPEX savings. This marks the sixth and seventh awards for Emulex’s OneConnect UCNA technology across Asia, Europe, and the United States over the last six months.”
Emulex’s single-chip, high-performance OneConnect UCNAs and OneConnect Universal Local Area Network on Motherboards (ULOMs) provide the world’s fastest 10Gb/s Ethernet performance*; are the only server I/O solutions with full hardware protocol offload support for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE); and deliver the ability to efficiently consolidate network and storage infrastructures without changing management domains. Emulex is the first company to provide integrated network convergence at the server LOM level.
“Each year, this award recognises the innovation of storage companies globally, as voted on by IT professionals in the UK, and this year signalled the emergence of technology that will no doubt help to drive change across data centres, with Emulex OneConnect UCNAs as a worthy example,” said Brian Wall, editor, Storage magazine. “Reader participation in the Storage Awards – Storries VII was tremendous again this year. Our readers recognise true innovation and that’s what impressed me most about Emulex’s OneConnect UCNAs.”
The Storage Awards, established in 2004, recognise best-in-class, easy to use solutions that make the working lives of storage and virtualisation IT professionals easier and more effective.
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*IT Brand Pulse, Unified Data Center Networking Test Report, January 2010: itbrandpulse.com/Documents/Test2010001%20-%20The%20Sun%20Rises%20on%20CNAs%20Test%20Report.pdf
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