emulex corp (ELX) Key Developments
Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel Technology Optimizes 4K Video Production and Streaming for Digital Media Storage Companies
Apr 7 14
Emulex Corporation announced it is working with leading storage companies in the media and entertainment industry to deliver high performance storage and caching appliances for 4K and 8K media production, post-production and streaming. CacheIO, Echostreams and Studio Network Solutions (SNS) are leveraging Emulex OneCore(TM) Storage Software Development Kit (SDK), a comprehensive solution for independent hardware and software vendors (IHVs and ISVs) and system integrators to create target side drivers in a custom, high efficiency environment, for storage, flash/solid state disk (SSD) and applications that require low latency and high performance I/O connectivity. The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK offers the widest range of storage applications and comprehensive back-end support, as well as support for all Emulex I/O connectivity solutions, including Emulex LightPulse(R) Gen 5 (16GFC) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and the newly announced OneConnect(R) OCe14000 family of Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). With new 4K video cameras capable of offering outputs of 4,000 pixels wide, media companies now have the ability to provide content at 4x the resolution of current high definition standards. In order to meet the high I/O, bandwidth and latency needs of the video production, post-production and streaming processes, storage companies are turning to Emulex LightPulse Gen 5 Fibre Channel (FC) technology to achieve the best performance for their customers. These include: CacheIO; Echostreams and Studio Network Solutions.
Emulex Corporation Announces Next Generation of Ethernet Connectivity Solutions to the Open Source Community
Apr 1 14
Emulex Corporation announced it has released its next generation of high performance Ethernet connectivity solutions to the open source community. Now, data centers are able to utilize Emulex 10Gb Ethernet and 40Gb Ethernet (10GbE/40GbE) adapters on OCP based hardware platforms that support global cloud platforms running OpenStack or CloudStack. The new Emulex OneConnect(R) OCm14000-OCP 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet (10/40GbE) Network Adapters and 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), enable higher virtual machine (VM) densities, support the cloud with Overlay Network offloads, leverage a new RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) based low latency architecture delivering application acceleration, and integrate with next generation software-defined networking (SDN) solutions. The Emulex OCm14000-OCP adapters are also the first CNAs available for OCP based platforms that feature fully offloaded Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI, providing performance and higher server efficiencies that are superior to software initiator-based adapters. This brings the power and flexibility of network convergence to the OCP community and allows data centers built on the OCP model to realize the full performance benefits and cabling and power consumption reductions that come with it. The Emulex OCm14000-OCP adapters are optimized to meet the needs of enterprises and cloud providers who are building an open infrastructure while delivering a powerful set of features and capabilities, including: Open Enablement of Software-defined Networking: The recently introduced Emulex SURF open API provides the tools needed to implement SDN technology that can be optimized for next generation applications and new industry standards, such as OpenStack, CloudStack and OpenFlow. High-Performance Virtualization: OCm14000-OCP adapters use highly efficient and scalable hardware offload technology to transfer the overhead of virtual networking, providing up to 50% better CPU utilization1 compared to standard NICs when used for VMware VirtualWire connection, thereby increasing the number of VMs that can be supported per server. In addition, the OCm14000-OCP adapters deliver a fundamental 4x performance increase in small packet network performance,2 which is required to scale transaction-heavy and clustered applications. Rapid, Secure and Scalable Cloud Connectivity: Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration(TM) (VNeX) offload technology provides up to 70% better performance1 vs. software-only implementations of emerging Overlay Network standards such as Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) used by Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) used in VMware's NSX. These Overlay Network standards enable virtual and cloud environments to scale beyond the limitations of Layer 2 networks and support seamless migration from anywhere to anywhere. Optimized Application Delivery with Advanced RoCE Architecture: The OCm14000-OCP adapters are based on a low-latency RoCE architecture that help enterprise IT and cloud data centers optimize unstructured and file-based storage environments, which are based on Windows Server SMB Direct and Linux NFS protocols. Increased Block Protocol Performance: The OCm14000-OCP adapters increase total block protocol IOPS by 50% over previous generation CNAs2 and build upon the proven history of enterprise-class storage reliability at Emulex.
Emulex Corporation Delivers High Performance 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) Connectivity for Dell Poweredge Platforms
Mar 11 14
Emulex Corporation announced it is delivering high performance 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity for Dell PowerEdge rack, blade, and tower platforms, with the new OneConnect(R) OCe14000 family of 10GbE Converged Network Adapters (CNAs), designed for virtualized, enterprise and cloud data centers. The OCe14000 family of 10GbE CNAs provides stateless TCP hardware offloads, more scalable virtualization with Single-Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), FCoE and iSCSI hardware offloads for better CPU utilization, optimized bandwidth allocation using Dell switch independent network partitioning (NPAR) and accelerated cloud networking using Emulex Overlay Network (OVN) offload technology. Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNA technology enables higher virtual machine (VM) densities, supports secure hybrid clouds with OVN offload technology, and provides an open application performance interface (API) that integrates with next generation SDN solutions. Not only will the OneConnect 10GbE CNA be validated and a factory installed option on Dell PowerEdge platforms, but it will also be validated with, and complement additional Dell converged infrastructure platforms, such as the FCoE-capable Dell S5000 networking switch, and Dell Compellent and Dell EqualLogic storage arrays. Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNAs deliver a powerful set of features and capabilities, including: Dell NPAR allows multiple PCI functions to be created on each network adapter card port. As a CNA, each port on the Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNA can be configured with either four NIC functions, or alternatively with three NIC functions and one iSCSI or FCoE storage function. NPAR is ideal for virtualized server environments because bandwidth allocation can be optimized to support I/O intensive applications, virtualization services, and server management functions. Simplified and Flexible System Management: The Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNA is compatible with the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC(TM)) with Lifecycle Controller systems management solution. iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller technology, which allows administrators to deploy, monitor, manage, configure, update, troubleshoot and remediate dell servers from any location, and without the use of agents. Adapters can also be controlled, configured and managed from a single console using Emulex OneCommand(R) Manager. High-Performance Virtualization: Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNAs use highly efficient and scalable hardware offload technology to transfer the overhead of virtual networking which provides up to 50% better CPU utilization1 compared to standard NICs when used for VMware VirtualWire connection, thereby increasing the number of VMs supported per server. The Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNA also delivers a 4x performance increase in small packet network performance2 required to scale transaction-heavy and clustered applications. The Emulex SURF open API provides the tools needed to implement SDN technology that can be optimized for next generation applications and new industry standards, such as OpenStack and OpenFlow. Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration(TM) (VNeX) offload technology provides up to 70% better performance 1 vs. software-only implementations of emerging OVN standards such as Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) used by Microsoft Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) used in VMware NSX. Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNAs support FCoE offload using the same field-proven Emulex drivers that work with Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel HBAs. Emulex OneConnect 10GbE CNAs also supports hardware iSCSI offload, running storage traffic over a Data Center Bridging (DCB) Ethernet fabric, delivering performance that is superior to solutions based on software initiators and standard NICs.
Emulex Corporation Extends Distribution Agreement with Ingram Micro Asia Ltd
Mar 6 14
Emulex Corporation announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Asia Ltd. for the Emulex portfolio of Fibre Channel and Ethernet I/O connectivity solutions, including the recently introduced OneConnect(R) OCe14000 family of 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet (10/40GbE) Network Adapters and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). This agreement extends the reach of Emulex network connectivity products in Singapore, Indochina Regions (Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar), Vietnam and the Philippines. Together with Ingram Micro, Emulex will extend and recruit new resellers into the Emulex Connect(TM) Partner Program, to grow the Emulex partner network and expertise in the region, and provide convenient and efficient support to its customers in Singapore, Indochina Regions, Philippines and Vietnam. The Emulex Connect Partner Program will also provide both companies' sales and reseller teams with the technical tools needed to ramp up quickly, and with training, education services and professional services to equip them with the latest skills and technologies information. In addition, business partners can utilize Ingram Micro's Proof-of-Concept centers to further seek out new opportunities.
Emulex Corporation Presents at Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference, Mar-11-2014 11:00 AM
Mar 3 14
Emulex Corporation Presents at Piper Jaffray Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference, Mar-11-2014 11:00 AM. Venue: Le Parker Meridien, 119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019, United States. Speakers: Frank Yoshino, Vice President of Finance.