Emulex 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs Outshine Competition

             Emulex 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs Outshine Competition

Demartek Lab Evaluation Debunks Competitor Claims on 16Gb Adapter Performance,
Reliability, CPU and Power Efficiency

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb.7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation (NYSE:
ELX) today announced the findings of a new Demartek lab evaluation^1 that
reveals Emulex LightPulse® 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) LPe16000B Host Bus
Adapters (HBAs) outperform those of its nearest competitor in throughput, CPU
efficiency, reliability and power efficiency. Demartek is an independent
research firm specializing in real-world, hands-on testing and analysis. Based
on these tests, the report finds that Emulex LPe16000B 16GFC HBAs are the
optimal choice for servers running server virtualization, email, transactional
database and data warehouse workloads.

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"The Demartek testing results have proven once again that Emulex LPe16000B
HBAs are the fastest, most reliable and efficient adapters available today,"
said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate
development, Emulex. "We strive to provide the most accurate, extensive
performance data on all of our adapters and solutions to ensure customers are
well-informed when making their decisions. Emulex 16GFC adapters are
absolutely the best choice for customers worldwide deploying virtualization,
database and cloud environments."

The Demartek lab testing compared the Emulex LPe16000B HBAs to its nearest
competitor's currently shipping 16GFC HBAs and found the following results:

  oThe Emulex LPe16000B is the world's fastest HBA: Emulex 16GFC HBAs enable
    more than 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port^1,
    more than seven times faster than its nearest competitor. Their adapter
    delivered less than 200,000 IOPS on one port, and requires both ports to
    reach its maximum 323,000 IOPS. The Emulex architecture enables all
    resources to be applied to a single port when needed, ensuring SLAs are
    met. Better IOPS performance also results in better server utilization,
    because the IOPS an HBA can support impacts the workload that can be
    performed per server.
  oEmulex LPe16000B HBAs are superior for email and database workloads: The
    Emulex LPe16002B runs at nearly full line rate for SQL Server/ Oracle
    workloads (4k and 8k block sizes) ensuring that Service Level Agreements
    (SLAs) are met. In addition, the LPe16002B is up to 124 percent faster for
    Oracle (4K block sizes) and up to 137 percent faster for SQL Server (8K
    block sizes) environments. Emulex's nearest competitor cannot achieve full
    line rate until it reaches 16k data block sizes, a significant deficiency
    for running Oracle and SQL Server workloads.^1
  oEmulex LPe16000B HBAs enable 13 times (13x) more CPU efficiency: CPU
    efficiency testing evaluated the amount of I/O being performed by the HBA
    in relation to the server CPU utilization being consumed. The Emulex HBA
    is 13 times more efficient for reads, and consumes less than 30 percent of
    the server CPU in processing I/O while its nearest competitor's HBA
    consumes more than 60 percent of the server CPU in processing I/O while
    delivering far fewer IOPS. Consuming less CPU resources ensures the server
    CPU is free to perform other processing, such as applications
  oEmulex LPe16000B HBAs is up to 11 times (11x) more server energy efficient
    in terms of IOPS/watt: In testing, the Emulex LPe16000B HBAs delivered
    16,527 IOPS/watt compared to its nearest competitor which could only
    deliver 1,487 IOPS/watt. Additionally, Emulex allows the server to consume
    14 percent fewer active watts (311 vs. 356 watts) while performing more
    than seven times (7x) the I/O traffic. Over a three-year server life, the
    server using Emulex HBA can save up to one Megawatt of power compared to
    its nearest competitor.^1
  oEmulex LPe16000B HBAs are the most reliable FC adapters available today:
    Emulex has increased reliability yet again on its newest 16GFC HBAs and
    has the highest published mean time between failures (MTBF), delivering
    enterprise class reliability, with a unmatched MTBF exceeding 10 million
    hours whereas its competitor has not published reliability data for its
    newest 16GFC HBA.

"This lab evaluation demonstrated the performance advantages of Emulex
LPe16000B HBAs, which are currently available to customers today, with results
that far surpass the performance of its nearest competitor's 16GFC HBA," said
Dennis Martin, founder and president, Demartek. "Such performance advantages
offer significant benefits for most enterprise applications, including
databases, business intelligence, virtualization and private clouds, backup,
and many workloads with flash acceleration. Emulex LPe16000B HBAs are an ideal
choice for these customers now, and as they continue to build out their
next-generation data centers."

To download a copy of this report, click here.

1.Demartek, Emulex LPe16000B 16Gb Fibre Channel HBA Feature Comparison,
    December 2012

Read the Emulex Labs blog on today's news here.

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About Emulex
Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides
enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within
the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus
Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged
Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity
management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and
most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the
industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC,
Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and
Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and
research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about
Emulex (NYSE: ELX) is available at www.Emulex.com.

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