The Coolest Reliability
Emulex provides the most reliable and coolest Fibre Channel HBAs in the industry. The Emulex family of Fibre Channel HBAs provide the greatest reliability, averaging more than 10 million hours of field mean time between failures (MTBF). That is more than 30% greater than the nearest competitor!
Emulex LPe12000 operates 16% cooler—A test environment was created to evaluate the thermal performance of the Emulex LPe12002 and the QLogic QLE2562 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs. The results were as expected—running identical workloads, the LPe12002 I/O controller using a passive cooling device operated 20° C cooler than the QLE2562 I/O controller
without passive cooling device.
Cooler HBAs mean great reliability—A cooler operating HBA translates into better reliability. This is of significant importance to data center administrators, as properly cooled components have longer operating life, better system reliability and greater SAN availability. This becomes a more critical consideration in blade server environments. Emulex’s LPe12002 I/O controller 20° C temperature advantage translates into 166% greater reliability when compared to QLogic’s QL2562 HBA.