Emulex optimizes I/O connectivity solutions for Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2
Sep 20, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Emulex Corporation, a provider of network connectivity, monitoring and management solutions, has announced that its LightPulse Gen 5 Fibre Channel, or FC, technology, including the LPe16000 family of Gen 5 host bus adapters, or HBAs, and LPe16202 dual-port converged fabric adapters, or CFAs, which offer support for Gen 5 FC or 10Gb Ethernet, or 10GbE-based Fibre Channel over Ethernet, or FCoE, is optimized for the 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 virtualized 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 centers, 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, Superior Gen 5 FC Connectivity for Virtualization and, Flash Environments, Increased I/O Bandwidth with PCIe 3.0 Support and Increased CPU Cores.
Emulex multi-fabric Ethernet solutions support advanced 10GbE networking uses for virtualization in the enterprise cloud and support VNF (Virtual Network Functions) using industry standard Network Virtualization 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 virtualized services that enable optimized application delivery in Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 processor-based 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 virtualized and cloud computing environments. Competing HBAs are limited to half the IOPS on a single port, preventing resource scaling between ports and potentially putting service level agreements (SLAs) at risk.
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.
Using Emulex I/O solutions, customers can expand the total I/O scale of their Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 based systems, further increasing the number of virtual machines (VMs) supported per server and fostering even greater data center consolidation.
"Organizations building solutions based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family require increased I/O performance to balance the increased processing power, Intel Integrated I/O, and PCIe 3.0 of the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family. The I/O ecosystem requires a wide range of I/O technologies, including high-performance I/O connectivity," said Jim Pappas, Director of Technology Initiatives, Intel Corporation.
"Emulex is a key contributor to this ecosystem and offers products that can enhance the performance envelope required for I/O intensive virtual servers, cloud computing and the expanding storage universe."
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