Demartek Publishes Update of 8 Gbps Fibre Channel HBA Comparison of Emulex and Brocade HBAs
12 June 2009
Due to increased interest in 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapters, Emulex Corporation commissioned Demartek to update its previous evaluation (September 2008) of its 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) with recent 8 Gb/s HBA offerings from Brocade.The evaluation includes the following topics:
- 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 LightPulse® LPe12002 and LPe12000.
the June 2009 report (PDF, 1566 KB)
Link to September 2008 report.
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