Emulex Corporation and Alacritech, Inc.,
jointly announced today that the two companies have entered into a
licensing agreement giving Emulex access to Alacritech’s patent
portfolio, including support for Microsoft’s Transmission Control
Protocol (TCP) Chimney architecture for its OneConnect™ Universal
Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs).
"Emulex continues to garner design wins for its
OneConnect UCNAs," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior
vice president of business development, Emulex. "We are pleased to be
working with Alacritech to provide TCP Chimney offload support for our
customers using Windows-based servers."
Emulex OneConnect UCNAs deliver the uncompromised
performance of full hardware offload and acceleration for all three
protocols (TCP/Internet Protocol (IP), Internet Small Computer System
Interface (iSCSI) Adapters and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on a
single-chip that is optimized to support both IP and storage networking
demands. Emulex’s OneConnect UCNAs enable data center managers to meet
the performance and architecture requirements of networking, storage
and clustering applications with one single integrated adapter
"Alacritech is pleased to be working with Emulex,"
said Doug Rainbolt, Vice President of Marketing, Alacritech. "We have
an important set of patents that enable improved Windows-based server
performance through efficient network processing and it’s great to see
Emulex make use of this technology as an integral part of its