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Emulex Strengthens Leadership Position in Fiber Channel Adapter Market

August 18, 2014

Emulex Strengthens Leadership Position in Fiber Channel Adapter Market



By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor



According to Crehan’s Q2 2014 Server-class Adapter and LOM market share report, Emulex (News - Alert) Corporation, a company in network connectivity, monitoring and management, has announced that it has gained nearly two and a half points of overall Fiber Channel revenue market share over its nearest competitor.


Fiber Channel technology is a means for attaching servers to storage via storage area networks (SANs).

Emulex’s industry-leading LightPulse Gen 5 FC Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) offers superior gen 5 Fiber channel connectivity, higher throughput and lower latency, and increased I/O bandwidth.

Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs provide twice the throughput and up to 75 percent lower latency when compared to current 8GFC adapters without sacrificing CPU efficiency. Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs deliver more than 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port1, the highest level of Fiber Channel adapter performance available. It offers better storage performance for cloud and storage intensive applications.

Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs provide twice the throughput and up to 75 percent lower latency when compared to current 8GFC adapters without sacrificing CPU efficiency.

Emulex’s products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The company is proud to serve many large enterprises including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi (News - Alert), HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000.

Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing, Emulex said in a statement, “Emulex remains committed to market leadership in FC with continued investment in optimization of new workloads, advanced flash and virtualization services, and is focused on delivering its Gen 6 (32Gb) FC technology to continue to support this market and our customers for years to come.”




Edited by Rory J. Thompson
 
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