Emulex Announces New Fibre Channel Adapters

Costa Mesa-based Emulex, the developer of storage networking hardware, said today that it has shipped its next generation of Fibre Channel Adapters. According to the hardware maker, its has shipped new LightPulse 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) host adapters, which says can deliver over on emillion I/Os per second on a single port. The new adapters are aimed at cloud and virtual data centers. Emulex said the adapters are the first, 16FC HBAs available; the new standard already has switches, with arrays planned for next year in the new speed. Competitor QLogic announced support for 16Gb Fibre Channel in September with its own adapter line.