Emulex LightPulse 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs Certified for Infortrend 16GFC EonStor DS G7i Series Storage Solutions

Joint Solution Increases Performance and Efficiency for Today's Demanding SAN Environments

Jun 18, 2013, 08:00 ET from Emulex Corporation

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management and Infortrend (Public TPE: 2495) today announced that Emulex LightPulse® 16G Fibre Channel (FC) LPe16000B Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) have been certified for Infortrend's 16GFC EonStor DS G7i RAID storage solutions. Emulex 16GFC HBAs have been fully tested for compatibility and performance, ensuring Infortrend 16GFC storage users enjoy a high-performance, end-to-end 16GFC Storage Area Network (SAN) solution.

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"Today's SANs are under pressure to keep pace with data growth, virtual machine (VM) density and application performance requirements," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "With this end-to-end 16GFC SAN infrastructure solution, which utilizes the world's fastest and most reliable 16GFC HBAs from Emulex, we're stretching the capabilities of what is possible for today's bandwidth-intensive data centers."

With this certification, Emulex field-proven 16GFC HBAs are fully interoperable with the new Infortrend EonStor DS G7i 16GFC storage solutions. Together, the Infortrend and Emulex 16GFC SAN solution meets the demand for faster bandwidth and higher throughput, and unleashes the potential of multi-core processor and solid state disk (SSD)-driven applications and services. Infortrend's landmark 16GFC EonStor DS G7i series provides a massive boost in performance by doubling throughput and providing superior I/O operations per second (IOPS) and are backward compatible with customers' existing 4GFC and 8GFC infrastructures allowing customers to simultaneously optimize and future proof their storage environments.

"Infortrend's 16GFC storage solutions are the answer to those seeking to guarantee the best possible performance - both now and in the future - over Fibre Channel networks," said Thomas Kao, Senior Director of Product Planning at Infortrend. "We are partnering with industry leaders to add quality and proven 16GFC technology to our new EonStor DS storage solutions and provide our users with the best choice in high-speed HBAs to allow the 16GFC storage to reach its full potential."

For more details about Infortrend's 16GFC models that have compatibility with Emulex 16GFC HBAs, please click here.

Emulex 16GFC technology enables Infortrend customers to meet the most demanding IT environments in the following ways:

  • Industry Leading Fibre Channel Performance: Emulex 16GFC technology delivers up to 1.2 million IOPS on a single port2, enabling its LightPulse HBAs to meet the needs of today's performance hungry applications, SSD and virtualized and cloud computing environments. Competing HBAs are limited to half the IOPS per port2, preventing resource scaling between ports and potentially putting SLAs at risk.
  • Increased I/O Bandwidth with PCIe 3.0 Support: Emulex 16GFC technology supports PCIe 3.0, which provides a faster I/O bus, more PCIe lanes and increased I/O bandwidth, enabling Emulex 16GFC technology to match the performance capabilities of server platforms based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family.
  • GreenState™ Power Efficiency: Emulex 16GFC technology reduces data center power consumption and associated operational expenditures (OPEX) by delivering exceptional power to port ratios of less than three watts per port1.
  • Superior Reliability: The Emulex LightPulse family of HBAs has the industry's highest published mean time between failures (MTBF), delivering enterprise class reliability, with unmatched MTBF of 10 million hours, essential for mission-critical, cloud and virtualized applications3. (based on 2/4/8/16GFC HBAs)
  1. Emulex LPe16000B data sheet
  2. Demartek Emulex LPe16000B 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA Evaluation, October 2012
  3. Demartek, Emulex LPe16000B 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA Feature Comparison, December 2012

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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.

About Infortrend Founded in 1993, Infortrend Corporation (Public TPE: 2495) is a leading provider of high performance networked storage solutions focusing on quality, reliability, choice and value. Fueled by a depth of technological expertise and system level knowledge, Infortrend storage solutions have been widely deployed on a variety of demanding applications by multiple users across commercial and industrial markets. Its core brands include the ESVA, EonStor DS, EonStor and EonNAS product families. For more information, please visit www.infortrend.com.

Infortrend®, ESVA®, EonStor®, SANWatch®, and EonPath® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Infortrend Technology, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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