UK - - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that its LightPulse Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology, including the LPe16000 family of Gen 5 (16Gb FC (16GFC) and 8GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and LPe16202 dual-port converged fabric adapters (CFAs), which offer support for Gen 5 FC or 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), is optimised for the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family-based server platforms. Emulex I/O connectivity solutions offer PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 support, industry-leading performance, and improved efficiency, addressing the needs of mission-critical databases, scalable private clouds and highly virtualised environments.
"The new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, with PCIe 3.0 support, provides the bandwidth to unlock the full potential of our family of Gen 5 FC adapters today with growth to 40Gb Ethernet in the future," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "This provides the power, reliability and efficiency improvements, in addition to more than 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port, which are critical to feeding performance-hungry enterprise data centres, scaling cloud environments, and enabling application acceleration."
Emulex connects and manages I/O in Intel server environments in the following ways:
Converged Networking for the Enterprise Cloud: Emulex multi-fabric Ethernet solutions support advanced 10GbE networking uses for virtualisation in the enterprise cloud and support VNF (Virtual Network Functions) using industry standard Network Virtualisation using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) technologies. In addition, Emulex CFAs support software-defined networking (SDN), providing security for multi-tenant applications and hybrid clouds. These capabilities provide IT managers with better scalability and flexibility, reducing operational expenditures (OPEX) and improving Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Network convergence brings IP, SDN, storage and low-latency RDMA clustering solutions onto a single, shared physical layer with virtualised services that enable optimised application delivery in Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor-based environments.
Superior Gen 5 FC Connectivity for Virtualisation and, Flash Environments: Emulex Gen 5 FC technology delivers up to 1.2 million IOPS on a single port, enabling its LightPulse HBAs to meet the needs of today's performance hungry applications, solid state disk (SSD) and virtualised and cloud computing environments. Competing HBAs are limited to half the IOPS on a single port1, preventing resource scaling between ports and potentially putting service level agreements (SLAs) at risk.
Increased I/O Bandwidth with PCIe 3.0 Support: Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs and CFAs support PCIe 3.0, which provides a faster I/O bus, more PCIe lanes and increased I/O bandwidth, enabling Emulex Gen 5 FC technology to match the performance capabilities of server platforms based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family.