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Demartek Publishes Hyper-V Performance of Emulex 8-Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapters

26 May 2009

Emulex Corporation commissioned Demartek to evaluate its 8-Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) in the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environment with competitive HBAs. This report includes the findings of the performance tests run with eight virtual machines using dual-port 8-Gb/s HBAs.

Server virtualization is a key technology that saves costs and reduces power consumption in the data center. New versions of server virtualization software are providing significant performance improvements. New generations of multi-processor, multi-core servers are providing more computing capacity and optimizations for server virtualization. These technologies are enabling virtualization of business-critical applications that require more CPU resources and generate higher I/O.

A storage area network (SAN) based on the Fibre Channel protocol is typically used to provide high-performance, shared storage for virtual server deployments. Organizations can maximize virtualization ratios with business-critical applications by using efficient storage adapters that support high I/O rates with minimum use of CPU resources.

View the 8 Gbps Hyper-V HBA Comparison Report (PDF, 203 KB)

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