Demartek Publishes 8 Gbps Fibre Channel HBA Comparison of Emulex and Brocade HBAs
3 October 2008
Emulex Corporation commissioned Demartek to evaluate its 8 Gbps Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) and compare them with recent HBA offerings from Brocade. The evaluation includes a variety of topics including:
- Customer Availability
- Model Variety
- Operating Environment Support
- Multipathing Support
- Installation Experience
- HBA Management
- HBA Performance
- Reliability and Support
- Brocade Switch Feature Support
This report includes actual steps taken to install and use the HBAs and the respective management software. This report also includes a basic performance evaluation of the respective HBAs.
The HBAs tested in this report are the Brocade 825 and the Emulex LPe12002 and LPe12000.
12 June 2009 - Updated report available
Link to updated June 2009 report.
Emulex is a registered trademark of Emulex Corporation.
Brocade is a registered trademark of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.