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Emulex Delivers Integrated 10Gb Ethernet-based Convergence Technology For HP Integrity Server Blades

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) today announced that it is delivering its network convergence technology for use in the new HP Integrity BL860c i4, BL870c i4 and BL890c i4 Server Blades. The integrated HP NC553i 10Gb FlexFabric adapter provided by Emulex delivers I/O flexibility, efficiency and simplicity for both Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity.

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"Emulex's industry-leading converged LAN on Motherboard (LOM) technology delivers the ultimate in I/O flexibility for today's demanding converged and virtualized LAN and SAN infrastructures," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "Integrating 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based convergence capabilities on the server itself, allows for even more efficient consolidation of data network and storage traffic, resulting in significant power, cooling and capital savings."

The integrated HP NC553i 10Gb FlexFabric adapter delivers the following features and capabilities:
  • Configurable LAN and SAN connections: With the HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric adapter, you have the flexibility to connect up to three FlexNICs and one FlexHBA per physical FlexFabric port providing outstanding connectivity for Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
  • Adjustable bandwidth to meet workload requirements: Each of the FlexNICs and FlexHBAs can be adjusted to the needed bandwidth for the workload, resulting in reduced over- and under-provisioning and improving overall server efficiency .
  • Simplifies your connectivity needs: HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric simplifies your I/O connectivity needs by providing the bandwidth needed for today's demanding converged and virtualized LAN and SAN infrastructures.

"Organizations require highly available, resilient mission-critical applications to address changing business needs," said Kate O'Neil, director of marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "The unique combination of HP Integrity servers and Emulex converged I/O connectivity solutions deliver maximum application uptime and performance."

For added I/O connectivity capacity, additional HP FlexFabric Adapters leveraging Emulex's 10GbE-based convergence technology are also available for HP Integrity BL860c i4, BL870c i4 and BL890c i4 Server Blades. HP FlexFabric Adapters converge network and storage traffic for 10GbE and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), helping clients reduce networking complexity, lower technology costs and promote a green data center. HP FlexFabric Adapters allow 10Gb ports to be divided into multiple NIC and storage functions to optimize bandwidth allocation for virtualized server workloads. The HP NC553m 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Adapter (P/N: 613431-B21) provided by Emulex supports 10GbE and FCoE traffic with Flex-10 functionality. HP NC553m consumes 20 percent lower power than older FlexFabric Adapters while providing future-ready single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV).

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