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Emulex Demonstrates Benefits of OneConnect UCNA and Leads the Discussion on Network Convergence at SNW Europe
At Storage Networking World (SNW) Europe, 27-28 October 2009, Emulex is teaming with BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) to demonstrate the benefits of its OneConnect™ Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) architecture in IBM BladeCenter's Virtual Fabric solution, which combines Emulex' Virtual Fabric Adapter CFFh, based on its OneConnect UCNA technology, with BLADE's convergence-ready BNT Virtual Fabric 10G Switch Module. This combined solution provides customers with a new a new level of data center consolidation, efficiency, flexibility and scalability.
The Emulex OneConnect UCNA platform is the only converged network connectivity solution that supports hardware offload and acceleration on a single chip for all major protocols: TCP/IP, TOE, iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). The OneConnect UCNA is optimized to support both IP and storage networking demands, enabling data center managers to meet the performance and architecture requirements of networking and storage applications with one integrated adapter solution.
Today, Emulex also published the third edition of Convergenomics™ - The Guide to Network Convergence Solutions, which is a comprehensive introduction to network convergence. The book offers IT managers a resource to help them craft their next-generation network strategy and explains how to converge protocols, such as Fibre Channel and iSCSI, onto a 10Gb/s Enhanced Ethernet backbone. The latest edition includes new contributions from key ecosystem participants, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Force10 Networks, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and VMware in addition to previous contributions from BLADE, Brocade, Cisco, EMC, Fulcrum, Juniper Networks, Novell, Oracle, Panduit, Scalent Systems and VMware.
Convergenomics - The Guide to Network Convergence Solutions provides an assessment of the challenges facing the data center, the business case for network convergence, use cases and applications, an overview of the technology evolution and standards activities, a review of the building blocks for deploying a converged network solution, including software, storage, switches, host connectivity and management tools.
In addition, Emulex will be delivering the following presentations:
Keynote: 2010 - The Decade of Network Convergence
Wednesday 28th at 10:20 - Harmonie C1/C2
Jeff Benck, Emulex Chief Operating Officer
Converge, Consolidate and Compete
Wednesday 28th October at 11:30 - Spektrum 2
Shaun Walsh, Vice President Corporate Marketing
Visit Emulex at SNW Europe in the Expo Area, Hall 5, Stand 11 and in the solutions showcase.
Tuesday, October 27 - Wednesday, October 28, 2009
SNW Europe 2008
Congress Centre Frankfurt
Emulex Stand 11 in Hall 5
and the Solutions Showcase
Director, Corporate Communications
Learn more about network convergence and Emulex's OneConnect UCNAs and OneCommand Manager, please visit: www.emulex.com/solutions/convergence.html
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