| 30 December 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif.: Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that more ecosystem partners have certified its LightPulse® Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for flash storage, backup and security solutions, further extending the Gen 5 FC ecosystem. ATTO Technology,Bloombase, Imation, Permabit and Violin Memory have certified Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs with their solutions, enabling the most scalable, highly responsive solutions to accelerate applications, virtualisation and I/O-intensive applications. Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs deliver increased storage area network (SAN) reliability, and management and consolidation simplicity, as well as application acceleration and higher throughput for virtualisation, flash storage and mission-critical applications.
“The growth of data and the increased density of virtual environments continue to drive the need for increased storage performance via higher bandwidth and faster, low latency I/O. Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs tightly match the needs of today’s demanding data centres,” said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. “Continuing to partner with technology leaders such as ATTO, Bloombase, Imation, Permabit and Violin Memory extends the Gen 5 FC ecosystem with optimised solutions that provide massive I/O operations per second (IOPS) support and ultra-low FC latency, while accelerating applications and maximising quality of service (QoS).”
Emulex partners continue to certify Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs as the most widely deployed HBAs by OEMs. Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs enable up to 20 percent more IOPS than other Gen 5 FC HBAs, plus lightning-fast response times with more than 1.2 million IOPS on a single port. New Gen 5 Flash Services technology, which enables ExpressLane™ and CrossLink™ features, provide priority queuing and in-band FC message passing, available as a no-charge upgrade to currently shipping Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs, enabling QoS and performance for mission-critical workloads running in flash arrays and server-based cache environments.