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DataCore Software Adds Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel Technology to New SANsymphony-V10 Software-defined Storage Platform

Emulex Corporation , a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that DataCore Software is releasing target mode support in its new SANsymphony-V10 software-defined storage platform, for Emulex LightPulse Gen 5 (16GFC) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapter (HBA) technology. Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs are also now certified as part of the DataCore Ready Program, which identifies solutions that are trusted to enhance DataCore SANsymphony-V software-defined storage infrastructures.

"Fibre Channel is the prevalent storage network for demanding enterprise applications. DataCore software-defined storage platforms and Emulex Gen 5 FC technology are an ideal combination to overcome the performance and data protection problems arising from increasing enterprise virtual machine densities, mixed workloads ranging from tier 1 databases and Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), and archival and backups that span across organizations and multiple sites," said Phil Williams, vice president of business development & strategic alliances at DataCore. "We are proud of our partnership with Emulex, which has grown and advanced for more than a decade, and our new advanced capabilities will allow our joint customers to realize the full benefits of using SANsymphony-V10 with Emulex Gen 5 FC technology to meet their most demanding business needs."

Enterprises are looking for performance, and a scalable and flexible approach to extend their Fibre Channel SANs. DataCore SANsymphony-V10, with Emulex Gen 5 FC target support provides an optimal and scalable environment providing needed performance acceleration, faster response times, metro-cluster data redundancy and storage virtualization flexibility. Emulex Gen 5 FC technology is capable of up to 21 percent greater OLTP transactions when compared to competing Gen 5 FC HBAs, and, when combined with the DataCore Random Write Accelerator technology, provides up to a 30X faster performance for random write-heavy workloads. The extreme low latency of the Emulex LPe16000 Gen 5 FC HBA together with the DataCore Random Write Accelerator also provides very fast response to transaction-oriented applications and databases, while allowing DataCore SANsymphony-V10 to automatically optimize performance across mixed workloads in physical and virtualized environments. DataCore SANsymphony servers can also be configured with redundant dual-port HBAs, allowing one port to be active and the other in failover mode, while still achieving maximum throughput. This allows the SANsymphony-V10 server groups to achieve very high levels of scalability.

"Emulex and DataCore have worked closely together to provide a new class of software-defined storage solutions that will enable flexible and dynamic infrastructure for cloud, telco and enterprise data centers," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing at Emulex. "This latest collaboration demonstrates the full benefit of moving to Gen 5 FC for DataCore SANsymphony-V10 customers and enables their existing and next generation workloads to scale seamlessly."

DataCore leveraged the industry-leading Emulex OneCore Storage Software Development Kit (SDK). The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK is for independent hardware and software vendors (IHVs and ISVs) and system integrators to create target side drivers in a custom, high efficiency environment, offering the widest range of storage applications and comprehensive back-end support, and support for all Emulex I/O connectivity solutions.

Published Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:59 AM by David Marshall
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