Emulex Corporation announced that its Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs)
have been selected exclusively for use in Verari Systems’ data center
platforms and are now shipping with the Verari Systems FOREST Container
solutions. All of Emulex’s OneConnect UCNAs enable network convergence
through support of full hardware protocol offload for Transmission
Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Internet Small Computer
System Interface (iSCSI) and FCoE.
"Verari’s data center platforms deliver cutting
edge solutions that address the problems associated with growing
energy, space and management costs," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing
officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. "The
fact that Emulex’s OneConnect FCoE UCNA solution was chosen by Verari
Systems for its data center platforms speaks to the unparalleled
investment protection and I/O connectivity performance of the product’s
architecture. Together, Verari and Emulex are helping organizations
maximize flexibility while cutting costs exponentially and boosting
performance to new levels."
The Verari Systems FOREST Container
is a modular, portable data center that is deployable virtually
anywhere and operates efficiently and reliably under varied conditions,
such as extreme temperatures and rough terrain. By deploying Emulex
OneConnect FCoE UCNAs in its FOREST Containers, Verari further
maximizes its compute density and I/O performance delivering a
flexible, open, reliable, energy efficient, scalable and transportable
solution that addresses the growing constraints of traditional
brick-and-mortar data centers.
"As a leader in high-density
compute and storage data center architectures, we’re confident in our
choice to partner with Emulex for our FCoE I/O connectivity needs,"
said Dan Gatti, senior vice president of Worldwide Market Operations,
Verari Systems. "We chose Emulex’s OneConnect UCNA based on their
business model which gives us the ability to support all of the
protocols needed by our customers to run a high-performance, reliable
The Emulex OneConnect UCNA is a single-chip,
high-performance 10Gb/s Ethernet product platform that provides server
connectivity for network and storage traffic with multi-function server
adapters. Emulex’s OneConnect UCNAs provide a unique, pay-as-you-go
model; the only server adapter with full hardware protocol offload
support for TCP/IP, iSCSI and FCoE; the world’s fastest 10Gb/s Ethernet
performance; and the ability to efficiently consolidate network and
storage infrastructures without changing management domains.