Emulex Delivers Multi-Fabric I/O Connectivity for Huawei Tecal E9000 Converged Infrastructure Blade Servers

Huawei MZ910 Adapter Based on Emulex Single Chip Quad-port I/O Controller Supporting Both 10Gb Ethernet and High-Performance 8Gb Fibre Channel

Jun 03, 2013, 09:00 ET from Emulex Corporation

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced the newly introduced Huawei MZ910 adapter, leveraging Emulex Engine™ (XE)201 I/O Controller technology, which is capable of both Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based connectivity. The Huawei MZ910 adapter delivers selectable 8Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC) and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based connectivity for the Huawei Tecal E9000 converged infrastructure blade servers.

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"The Emulex XE201 enables unique quad-port, multi-fabric configurations for enterprise data centers leveraging the Huawei Tecal E9000 converged infrastructure blade servers," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "For the first time, customers have the ability to select a multitude of high performance combinations, on the same PCI Express (PCIe) card, delivering the flexibility needed for next generation, dynamic data center environments."

The Huawei MZ910 adapter delivers four ports of either 8GFC, 10GbE, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) or iSCSI connectivity, enabling unique I/O density and high-availability configurations and provides the following key benefits:

  • Flexible, High Performance, SAN and LAN Connectivity: The Huawei MZ910 Adapter is a multi-fabric adapter with selectable 8GFC and 10GbE-based capabilities, allowing one adapter to do the work of a discrete Fibre Channel HBA or an Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC), with support and offload for Fibre Channel and FCoE storage protocols, resulting in fewer cables, fewer switches, better power efficiency, reduced cooling, and easier local area network (LAN) and storage area network (SAN) management.  
  • PCIe 3.0 support and 6x more IOPS In 8GFC mode: The Huawei MZ910 Adapters support up to 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) 1; which is 6x more than other 8GFC adapters. These adapters also support PCIe 3.0, which provides a faster I/O bus, more PCIe lanes and increased I/O bandwidth, enabling these adapters to match the performance capabilities of server platforms based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family.
  • Increased Virtual Machine (VM) Densities: The Emulex XE201 leverages Emulex vScale™ for superior scalability, supporting up to 255 virtual functions (VFs), 1024 Message Signal Interrupts Extended (MSI-X), and 8192 concurrent logins and open exchanges, enabling support for more VMs per server.
  • Efficient I/O Management: The Huawei MZ910 Adapter running in FC or 10GbE mode uses a single driver, and can be controlled, configured and managed from a single console using Emulex OneCommand® Manager, enabling enterprise scalability with time-saving features that provide more than twice the management functionality and take half the time to install and manage compared to other I/O solutions2. Emulex OneCommand® Manager plug-in for VMware vCenter™ Server allows users to manage Emulex adapters across hundreds of servers, natively from the VMware vCenter Server console.

"The Huawei E9000 is a new-generation blade server that integrates computing, storage, switching, and management subsystems to form a powerful converged infrastructure platform," said Yao Yimin, server system architect, Huawei. "Emulex industry-leading converged networking technology significantly improves the competitiveness of the E9000 with its flexible I/O capabilities, converged architecture, storage expansion compute node capabilities, low network latency, and acceleration functions."

  1. Demartek Emulex LPe16000B 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA Evaluation, October 2012
  2. Based on Emulex Labs benchmark testing

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About Emulex Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex's monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE: ELX) please visit http://www.Emulex.com.

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