Accelerates Next Generation Workloads, Reduces Operational Expenditures, Improves System Efficiency for Enterprises, Telcos and Cloud Data Centers 

COSTA MESA, Calif., September 8, 2014 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that its OneConnect® family of Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and LightPulse® Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are optimized for the next generation of servers based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families (formerly code-named Haswell), delivering added performance, scalability and efficiency. Emulex I/O connectivity solutions are designed to support next generation workloads such as big data analytics in-memory databases, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and emerging compute architectures, such as network functions virtualization (NFV) for telco and OpenStack or OpenCompute-based cloud computing.

“The new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families provide one of the fundamental building blocks to support scale-out, cloud architectures and next generation workloads. The new Emulex OneConnect OCe14000 family of Ethernet adapters is designed to maximize many of the new workloads that leverage the new Intel Xeon platform such as big data analytics, Ethernet-based storage, SAP Hana in-memory databases, the telco transition to NFV and classic enterprise workloads,” said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing, Emulex. “Emulex is particularly excited about the new Intel® Xeon® platform because it can change the way applications are delivered and the scale with which people can communicate and interact. It does this with a footprint and a power window that is beneficial both from a cost and environmental perspective.”

As enterprises increase workloads on their servers with bigger databases, faster applications, high density virtualization and cloud computing, data center infrastructure needs to keep pace. Emulex LightPulse HBAs and OneConnect Ethernet Network adapters and CNAs provide the CPU efficiency and scalability needed to support the increased processor core count, improved memory performance, and faster PCI Express (PCIe) throughput in the new Intel® Xeon® Processor E52600/1600 v3 product family to allow customers to scale their environments while keeping pace with the increasing computing needs of modern applications.

Key benefits of Emulex I/O connectivity solutions for the new Intel product family include the following:

  • Increased Server Efficiency: Emulex vEngineTM storage and overlay network protocol offloads combined with the 50 percent  greater core count and double the memory using the latest DDR technology in the new Intel Xeon processors, drastically increase server efficiency with the ability to support more virtual machines (VMs) or virtual desktop instances (VDIs) per server.
  • Scalable Application Performance: New Intel® Xeon® processors deliver increased PCIe device scalability, supporting more adapters per server, enabling increased I/O capacity and optimal performance for applications, such as virtualization, flash, and database management systems.
  • Improved Network Bandwidth Utilization: Emulex Virtual Network Exceleration™ (VNeX) technology offloads the header encapsulation process of next generation overlay network protocols such as Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) and Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN), allowing customers to maintain CPU utilization thresholds and reduce CPU usage fluctuations while adding more workloads to each server in virtual networking environments.

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

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About Emulex

Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex’s products enable unrivaled end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The Company’s I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) please visit