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Emulex Corporation Delivers Ethernet Technology for New QCT OCP Networking 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet Adapters

Emulex Corporation announced that it is delivering its OneConnect(R) (Skyhawk(TM)) Ethernet technology for the new Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) Open Compute Project (OCP) Networking (ON) 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet (40GbE) Skyhawk Ethernet adapters. The QCT ON Skyhawk Ethernet adapters are available in dual-port 10GbE and single-port 40GbE configurations, providing the flexible, high performance I/O needed for next generation workloads such as big data analytics and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Emulex OneConnect Ethernet technology is optimized to meet the needs of enterprises and cloud providers who are building open infrastructures and hyperscale data centers, while delivering a powerful set of features and capabilities, including improved Efficiency and Scalability: Emulex vEngine(TM) storage and overlay network protocol offload support improves CPU utilization up to 46%, enabling heavier compute workloads and higher scalability with the ability to support more virtual machines (VMs) per server and build faster and more scalable hybrid cloud environments. Emulex vEngine, combined with the doubled core count and faster memory in the new Intel Xeon processors, allows customers to maintain CPU utilization thresholds and reduce CPU usage fluctuations while adding more workloads to each server. Emulex vEngine can also reduce server power consumption by up to 50 watts2, which lowers the server power costs by up to 20%.

Emulex Corporation Announces 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Connectivity

Emulex Corporation announced 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) and Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) connectivity support for the new Dell PowerEdge(TM) 13th generation servers based on the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families. Consistent with Dell's commitment to optimize the enterprise, Emulex I/O connectivity solutions for PowerEdge 13th generation servers are designed to accelerate applications, increase data center efficiency and improve bandwidth for enterprise workloads such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), big data analytics, unified communication and collaboration (UC&C), database management and emerging compute architectures such as network functions virtualization (NFV) for telco and OpenStack or OpenCompute-based cloud computing. Emulex OneConnect(R) OCe14000 Series of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and Emulex LightPulse(R) Gen 5 FC HBAs are designed to deliver the following benefits for Dell PowerEdge 13th generation server solutions: Accelerated Application Performance: Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNAs now support RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) which accelerates applications such as Microsoft SQL Server when using Windows Server SMB Direct, delivering application and storage acceleration through faster I/O operations. The Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs also improve application performance with up to 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS)1, which is 20% more than other Gen 5 FC HBAs, and up to 3x faster for Oracle databases and 2x faster for Microsoft SQL Server deployments. Improved Virtualization Agility and Hybrid Cloud Networking: Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNAs include Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration(TM) (VNeX) technology, providing Dell customers with the industry's only hardware offload support for overlay networks. Overlay networks are designed to simplify virtual machine (VM) mobility and network scalability while optimizing server performance when compared to adapters that lack offload capability. Emulex VNeX technology allows customers to maintain CPU utilization thresholds and reduce CPU usage fluctuations while adding more workloads to each server in virtual networking environments.

Emulex Corporation Announces Lenovo ThinkServer Family

Emulex Corporation announced it is delivering a broad range of I/O connectivity solutions for the Lenovo ThinkServer family, based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product families, designed to support next generation database, compute and virtualization workloads and to meet the robust interoperability and reliability requirements of enterprise and scale-out data centers. Emulex is delivering AnyFabric(TM) LPm15004 8Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC) and LPm16002 16GFC adapters, as well as OCm14000 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) with hardware offload support for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), iSCSI and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), enabling flexible, high performance, high density I/O for the next generation Lenovo ThinkServer family. Additionally, the Emulex OneConnect(R) OCe14000 10GbE and 40GbE CNAs and LightPulse(R) Gen 5 (16Gb) LPe16000 FC Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are qualified and available as ThinkServer adapter options. New Emulex I/O connectivity solutions align with the following key benefits of the next generation Lenovo ThinkServer family: Accelerated Application Performance: Lenovo ThinkServer CNAs support RoCE, which accelerates applications such as Microsoft SQL Server when using Windows Server SMB Direct, delivering application and storage acceleration through faster I/O operations. The Lenovo ThinkServer Gen 5 FC HBAs also improve application performance with up to 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS)1, which is 20% more than other Gen 5 FC HBAs, and up to 3x faster for Oracle databases and 2x faster for Microsoft SQL Server deployments. Improved Virtualization Agility and Cloud Scale Networking: Lenovo ThinkServer CNAs include Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration(TM) (VNeX) technology which offloads the header encapsulation process of next generation overlay network protocols, simplifying virtual machine (VM) mobility and network scalability, while optimizing server performance when compared to adapters without offload capabilities. Emulex VNeX technology allows customers to maintain CPU utilization thresholds and reduce CPU usage fluctuations, while adding more workloads to each server in virtual networking environments.

Emulex Corporation I/O Connectivity Solutions Deliver Added Performance and Efficiency for New Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor

Emulex Corporation announced that its OneConnect(R) family of Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and LightPulse(R) Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are optimized for the next generation of servers based on the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families (formerly code-named Haswell), delivering added performance, scalability and efficiency. Emulex I/O connectivity solutions are designed to support next generation workloads such as big data analytics in-memory databases, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and emerging compute architectures, such as network functions virtualization (NFV) for telco and OpenStack or OpenCompute-based cloud computing. Emulex LightPulse HBAs and OneConnect Ethernet Network adapters and CNAs provide the CPU efficiency and scalability needed to support the increased processor core count, improved memory performance, and faster PCI Express (PCIe) throughput in the new Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor E52600/1600 v3 product family to allow customers to scale their environments while keeping pace with the increasing computing needs of modern applications. Key benefits of Emulex I/O connectivity solutions for the new Intel product family include the following: Increased Server Efficiency: Emulex vEngineTM storage and overlay network protocol offloads combined with the 50% greater core count and double the memory using the latest DDR technology in the new Intel Xeon processors, drastically increase server efficiency with the ability to support more virtual machines (VMs) or virtual desktop instances (VDIs) per server. Scalable Application Performance: New Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors deliver increased PCIe device scalability, supporting more adapters per server, enabling increased I/O capacity and optimal performance for applications, such as virtualization, flash, and database management systems. Improved Network Bandwidth Utilization: Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration(TM) (VNeX) technology offloads the header encapsulation process of next generation overlay network protocols such as Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), allowing customers to maintain CPU utilization thresholds and reduce CPU usage fluctuations while adding more workloads to each server in virtual networking environments.

Emulex Revolutionizes Bare Metal Provisioning for Hyperscale Data Centers with New OpenWorks Connector

Emulex Corporation announced the first Emulex OpenWorks(TM) Connector for use with the new Emulex OneConnect(R) OCec14000 series of Cloud Adapters. The Emulex OpenWorks Connector provides a highly scalable solution that enables bare metal adapter configuration management and rapid provisioning/deployment capabilities for scale-out environments such as cloud-based infrastructures. The Emulex OpenWorks Connector uses a RESTful API, allowing third-party provisioning tools to leverage the new OpenWorks Connector to manage the Emulex OneConnect OCec14000 Cloud Adapters. Egenera, a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure management software, is the first partner to utilize this API, and when combined with Egenera's PAN Manager 8.0, will allow customers to rapidly configure and provision machine images to bare metal rack servers for physical and virtual environments. The Emulex OpenWorks Connector provides the capability to configure each server with its own boot profile for Emulex-based cloud adapters, ideal for Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications, as well as on-the-fly provisioning of servers for day/night operations or bare metal workload migrations. When combined with the Egenera PAN Manager, the integrated solution allows a cloud service provider to rapidly deploy new rack servers with a full machine image. The forthcoming Emulex OpenWorks Connector brings new over-the-wire management capabilities for data center servers including the following: Stateless Server Management: Emulex OpenWorks Connector includes full NIC management capabilities before any operating system or boot environment is installed.; -- Agentless Server Management: Management is performed with a direct interface to the NIC, removing the need to add another agent or ad-hoc pre-boot environment to the server, which lowers costs and simplifies management.; -- Operating System (OS) Agnostic: The Emulex OpenWorks Connector is transparent to the OS running on a server, and works with standard Emulex NIC drivers.; -- Secure Management: The Emulex OpenWorks Connector includes support for dedicated management of virtual LANs (VLANs) to isolate network traffic from data traffic to the server, and offers secure management through SSL.

 

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