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Emulex Announces VMware vSphere 4 Certification of OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapters

Emulex Corporation today announced that its OneConnect™ 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapters are certified and fully supported with VMware vSphere™ 4. Utilizing Emulex’s 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapters, VMware vSphere 4 users will benefit from improved asset utilization, superior networking efficiency, investment protection and reduced infrastructure costs.

“VMware vSphere 4 provides the foundation for the private cloud, enabling enterprises and service providers to deliver efficient, flexible, reliable IT as a service,” said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware. “Emulex OneConnect Network Adapters certified for VMware vSphere 4 help customers on their journey to cloud computing with a combined solution that offers industry-leading virtualization, high-performance networking and full hardware protocol offload – enabling customers to take full advantage of the increased workload density they can achieve by virtualizing with the VMware vSphere 4 platform.”

The OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapters (OCe10102-N) support VMware NetQueue, a multi-queue performance technology that significantly improves performance in 10Gb/s Ethernet virtualized environments, enabling improved server consolidation, reduced hypervisor overhead and a dramatic increase in the number of virtual machines that can run on virtualized servers. As part of Emulex’s single-chip, high-performance OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapter (UCNA) product family, the OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet Network Adapter provides unparalleled network convergence investment protection with field enablement options for full hardware protocol offload support for Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

“Virtualization has become the cornerstone of many data centers and it’s driving the need for greater connectivity bandwidth,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. “Emulex’s high-performance network adapters maximize virtualized server performance with VMware NetQueue support and deliver superior networking efficiency, allowing end users to get the most out of their data center infrastructure using VMware vSphere 4.”

The Emulex OneConnect UCNA architecture allows IT administrators to converge their physical networks, while maintaining their application, server, storage and security administration domains. This allows companies to reduce their costs for adapters, switch ports, cabling, power and cooling without disrupting their current management structure or network segmentation configurations.

Emulex OneConnect Network Adapters, LightPulse® 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) CNAs are key components of the virtualized infrastructure, providing efficient, high-performance Storage Area Network (SAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) connectivity in VMware vSphere 4 environments.

Today, Emulex is a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program member and a participant in the VMware I/O Vendor Partner program.

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