Emulex Delivers Expanded Ethernet and Fibre Channel Connectivity Product Portfolio for HP Integrity Systems
Multi-function Adapter Provides I/O Consolidation, Improved Performance and Increased Scalability for Mission-Critical IT Environments
COSTA MESA, Calif., December 13, 2011 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced three new I/O connectivity solutions which include its OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) and LightPulse® Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) architectures for use on HP Integrity servers.
First Dual-Port 8GFC and Dual-Port 1/10GbE Adapter for HP Integrity Servers
Emulex's OneConnect and LightPulse technologies have been combined and are included in a multi-function adapter that delivers the performance and scalability needed for mission-critical IT environments running on HP Integrity servers. The new HP PCIe Dual-Port 8Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC) and Dual-Port 1/10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Adapter (P/N: AT094A) delivers two ports of 8GFC and two ports of 1/10GbE connectivity in a single adapter, allowing customers to double their server I/O capacity and performance, increase their failover protection with more fully redundant virtual partitions (vPARs) and reduce the number of adapters needed per server.
The combination of Emulex's OneConnect and LightPulse technologies in the new HP PCIe Dual-Port 8GFC and Dual-Port 1/10GbE Adapter offers the following features and benefits:
- Superior Performance and Flexibility: Leverages Emulex vEngine™ technology with full protocol offload support for TCP/IP and Fibre Channel, removing the overhead of network and storage traffic from the CPU, improving scalability and increasing the number of vPARs that can be supported on a single server. It is backward compatible with 4GFC and 1GbE environments, protecting customers' current infrastructure investments.
- Infrastructure Consolidation: With two ports of 8GFC and two ports of 1/10GbE connectivity in a single adapter, the adapter yields consolidation benefits by reducing the number of cards in servers and saving PCIe slots for other needs.
- Enterprise Reliability: By utilizing the adapter, customers can increase their failover protection with more fully redundant vPARs.
Next-Generation HP FlexFabric Adapter and HP Integrity PCIe Converged Network Adapter for HP Integrity Servers
Emulex's OneConnect UCNA technology is also included in the next-generation HP FlexFabric Adapters and HP Integrity PCIe Converged Network Adapters (CNA) for HP Integrity servers. HP FlexFabric Adapters and HP Integrity PCIe CNAs converge network and storage traffic for 10GbE and FCoE, helping clients reduce networking complexity, lower technology costs and promote a green data center. In addition, when used in conjunction with HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 Technology, HP FlexFabric Adapters allow 10Gb ports to be divided into multiple NIC and storage functions to optimize bandwidth allocation for virtualized server workloads.
The latest HP FlexFabric Adapters and HP Integrity PCIe Converged Network Adapters include:
- HP NC553m 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Adapter (P/N: 613431-B21): supports 10GbE and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) traffic with Flex-10 functionality on HP Integrity BL860c i2, BL870c i2 and BL890c i2 server blades. HP NC553m consumes 20 percent lower power than older FlexFabric Adapters while providing future-ready single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) and iSCSI hardware capabilities.
- HP Integrity CN1100E PCIe Dual-Port Converged Network Adapter (P/N: AT111A): supports 10GbE and FCoE traffic on HP Integrity rx2800 i2 and HP Integrity Superdome 2 servers. The HP CN1100E Dual-Port Converged Network Adapter (P/N: BK835A) is also supported with HP ProLiant servers.
"The HP multifunction adapter allows customers to benefit from the combined use of Emulex's industry-leading LightPulse 8GFC and 10GbE OneConnect networking technologies on a single adapter, providing a single card to consolidate their I/O footprint and deliver increased scalability, performance and reliability that HP-UX customers require for their mission-critical applications," said Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing, Emulex. "In addition, the use of Emulex's OneConnect technology in the HP CN1100E CNAs combined with HP Top of Rack (ToR) FCoE converged network switches help reduce the number of cables, HBAs, NICs and switches needed when consolidating data network and storage traffic, resulting in significant power, cooling and capital savings."
"Enterprise clients need solutions to maintain peak performance of their mission-critical applications that provide the highest levels of availability, flexibility and resiliency to address changing business needs," said Kate O'Neill, director, Business Critical Systems Product Marketing and Programs, HP. "HP Integrity servers combined with the adaptability and built-in failover protection of Emulex's new I/O connectivity solutions allow organizations to increase performance, optimize server usage while protecting against unexpected business interruptions."
Emulex was awarded the 2011 HP AllianceONE Partner of the Year award in the Converged Infrastructure Ecosystem - Network category.
Learn more about Emulex connectivity solutions for HP: www.emulex.com/partners/oems/hewlett-packard.html
Check out this video on network convergence from HP: www.youtube.com/EmulexVideo
Read the Connect and Converge with HP blog on today's news: "Emulex and HP Pave the Way for Converged Networking."
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Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The Company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel host bus adapters, network interface cards, converged network adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is available at www.Emulex.com.
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