Emulex Has Released Performance Optimised 16G Fibre Channel HBAs Supporting PCIe 3.0 and Delivering Over 1.2 Million IOPS

The LPe16000B series of 16GFC HBAs are the only adapters on the market that offer PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 support to complement the latest high performance Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family-based server platforms, industry-leading 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port,1 which is six times faster than current HBAs being offered by Emulex’s nearest competitor, and BlockGuard™ data integrity offload for enhanced data protection. 

 
 
 Key features and benefits of the new Emulex LPe16000B series of 16GFC adapters include: 
 
  • Market-Leading Performance: Emulex LPe16000B HBAs deliver over 1.2 million IOPS on a single port, providing more than six times the IOPS, four times the power efficiency and over twice the data throughput of 8GFC HBAs,1 enabling improved asset utilization and the associated capital and operational expenditure savings. Emulex LPe16000B HBAs provide the fastest FC connectivity available, making them the ideal choice for connecting to today’s heavily virtualized servers, lightning fast SSDs, growing databases and next generation servers to FC storage area networks (SANs). 
  • Exclusive BlockGuard Data Protection: Emulex 16GFC HBAs include exclusive BlockGuard technology which supports the T10 Protection Information (T10 PI) standard, providing enhanced data protection against silent data corruption. The LPe16000B HBAs also include high performance, hardware offload of data integrity checks, eliminating the 30 percent performance penalty of software-enabled T10 PI.4 
  • PCIe 3.0 Support: The LPe16000B HBAs are the only Fibre Channel (FC) adapters on the market that support PCIe 3.0, which provides a faster I/O bus, more PCIe lanes and increased I/O bandwidth, enabling the LPe16000B HBAs to match the performance capabilities of server platforms based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family. The LPe16000B HBAs are also backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 and 4 and 8GFC infrastructures. 
  • Simplified and Time-Saving I/O Management: With a single driver model, the Emulex 16GFC HBAs can be controlled, configured and managed from a single console using Emulex OneCommand® Manager, enabling enterprise scalability with time-saving features that provide more than twice the adapter management functionality and take half the time to install and manage compared to other I/O solutions.3 
 
These new FC HBAs address customers’ evolving architectures by offering the performance, management and security characteristics needed to support virtualized servers, especially those with high VM densities, SSD and flash-based storage and cloud deployments taking root in the enterprise.

Contact Lynx (the Australian Distributor) for details and pricing.