Shenzhen, Beijing, CHINA – 4 March 2014 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, and Huawei, a world leading information and communication solution provider, today announced that cards based on Emulex BladeEngine™ (BE)3 Ethernet and Emulex Engine™ (XE)201 converged fabric controllers have passed Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System compatibility test and were granted Huawei Ready certification, as the system and hardware interoperate seamlessly and can provide superior performance.
Cloud computing and big data have changed distribution of data traffic in traditional data centres, making data centres the new hotspot of data traffic distribution. At the same time, I/O cards carrying data traffic are more likely to become a bottleneck for data distribution. Emulex is focused on providing enterprise-class connectivity solutions for servers, network and storage devices in the data centre. Emulex products have been verified and tested in the most demanding IT environments. Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System is designed to create an efficient and convenient cloud service platform; and Emulex I/O connectivity solutions are the ideal option for meeting its demanding I/O requirements.
The Emulex BE3 Ethernet controller combines hardware-based high performance data path components and a standards-based embedded processor in an innovative manner, converging networking and storage I/O interconnection onto a unified Ethernet fabric, thus dramatically reducing capital and operation expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX). The Emulex XE201 provides both native Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity and features a high-performance eight processor core architecture that enables converged architectures to support more virtual machines, larger database and cloud deployments, as well as the performance to match solid state disk (SSD) arrays.
When commenting on this certification, Ren Zhipeng, Huawei president for cloud computing product line, said, “Huawei continuously invested in cloud operating system, and through open cooperation, created the most extensive industry ecosystem together with partners. The company has been partnering closely with Emulex for a long time. It is a significant achievement that this time, two controllers from Emulex passed Huawei Ready FusionSphere compatibility test successfully. It is expected that Huawei can partner with Emulex more closely, continuously providing customers with the highest-performing, open and compatible cloud computing products and solutions.”
“Emulex provides industry-leading converged network connectivity products and state-of-the-art virtualisation technologies for the Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System, that are designed to meet customer demands for high performance connectivity, reliable virtualisation and powerful resource pooling. The recent achievement of Huawei Ready certification will further deepen the cooperation between the two companies. Emulex will continue to partner with Huawei to help customers face new challenges and bring extremely competitive technologies, products and services to the market,” said Jimmy Yam, vice president of APAC Sales, Emulex.
Designed to meet demands of enterprise data centres and cloud solutions, the Emulex BE3 Ethernet controller and XE201 converged fabric controller provides a wide range of functions and features to help enterprises meet cloud computing and big data challenges, including higher virtual machine (VM) density, scalability and more efficient I/O management. Huawei Cloud Computing is tasked with ICT convergence and transformation. As a strategic product, the Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System was launched for customers from multiple industries, to help building an efficient, convenient, flexible and easy-to-use cloud computing platform. At present, it is used widely by over 260 customers from 42 countries worldwide. Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System is specifically designed and optimised for cloud, can provide powerful virtualisation functionality and resource pooling management, rich cloud service components and tools, as well as an open API, etc. It can transform the traditional data centre into a highly simplified, standardised, automatic and resilient cloud data centre, changing the IT supporting system of enterprises from the “cost centre” to an engine driving continuous growth of the core business.
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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 unrivalled end-to-end application visibility, optimisation 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 centres of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex’s monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network visibility and recording products, provide organisations 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 http://www.Emulex.com.
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Such potential risks include continuing expenses of litigation, loss of patent rights, monetary damages, injunctions against the sale of products incorporating the technology in question, counterclaims, attorneys' fees, incremental costs associated with product or component redesigns, liabilities to customers under reimbursement agreements or contractual indemnification provisions, and diversion of management's attention from other business matters. With respect to the continuing Broadcom litigation, such potential risks also include the adequacy of any sunset period to make design changes, the ability to implement any design changes, the availability of customer resources to complete any re-qualification or re-testing that may be needed, the ability to maintain favorable working relationships with Emulex suppliers of serialiser/deserialiser (SerDes) modules, and the ability to obtain a settlement which does not put us at a competitive disadvantage. 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Other factors affecting these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the following: faster than anticipated declines in the storage networking market, slower than expected growth of the converged networking market or the failure of our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully incorporate our products into their systems; our dependence on a limited number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of our products or our OEM customers' new or enhanced products; costs associated with entry into new areas of the network, server and storage technology markets; the variability in the level of our backlog and the variable and seasonal procurement patterns of our customers; any inadequacy of our intellectual property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; the effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire us; proxy contests or the activities of activist investors; impairment charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of terrorist activities, natural disasters, and any resulting disruption in our supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for our products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive conditions; the effects of changes in our business model to separately charge for software; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower cost product platforms; transitions from board or box level to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of our products; delays in product development; our reliance on third-party suppliers and subcontractors for components and assembly; our ability to attract and retain key technical personnel; our ability to benefit from our research and development activities; our dependence on international sales and internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and any resulting regulatory changes on our business. 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