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Emulex Introduces Fibre Channel Adapters Designed for Cloud


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Emulex Corporation announced its new LightPulse 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), Emulex's ninth generation of Fibre Channel adapters, delivering over one million I/O per second (IOPS) on a single port, enabling high-performance I/O for high density, business-critical cloud and virtualized data centers. The new LPe16000 HBAs are based on the Emulex Engine (XE)201 I/O Controller (IOC), a quad-port converged fabric controller that supports 16GFC and up to 40Gb Ethernet (40GbE)-based network convergence.

"The LPe16000 family of adapters delivers more than one million IOPS on a single port, enabling high-performance I/O for high density, business-critical cloud and virtualized data centers," says Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing for Emulex. "This adapter is about more than just another Fibre Channel speed bump, it is designed to support next-generation cloud and virtualization environments with our vScale programmable ASIC technology, VM scalability, enhanced quality of service, data integrity and performance management features."

The Emulex Engine XE201 IOC offers vScale workload-based performance and scalability with an eight-core architecture that supports pooling of resources for dynamic allocation to multiple protocols, vPath virtual I/O support for emerging I/O virtualization standards that allow data to be forwarded between collocated virtual machines (VMs) while ensuring I/O traffic isolation, and GreenState power efficiency.

More information about Emulex is available at www.emulex.com


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