Enterprise products, solutions & services
Shenzhen and Beijing, China, March 7, 2014 – Huawei, a world leading information and communication solution provider, and Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that cards based on Emulex BladeEngine™ (BE)3 Ethernet and Emulex EngineTM (XE)201 converged fabric controllers have passed Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System compatibility test and were granted Huawei Ready certification, 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 centers, making data centers 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 center. 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 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 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 virtualization technologies for the Huawei FusionSphere Cloud Operating System, that are designed to meet customer demands for high performance connectivity, reliable virtualization 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 centers 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 optimized for cloud, can provide powerful virtualization functionality and resource pooling management, rich cloud service components and tools, as well as an open API, etc. It can transform the traditional data center into a highly simplified, standardized, automatic and resilient cloud data center, changing the IT supporting system of enterprises from the “cost center” to an engine driving continuous growth of the core business.