Broadcom First to Ship 7th Generation Fibre Channel

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announced the industry’s first family of Gen 7 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) designed for accelerating today’s mission-critical enterprise workloads and emerging mission critical applications including artificial intelligence-based business analytics.

Broadcom’s are the first products released that comply with the FC-PI-7 standard*--the fastest single-lane serial transmission speed that features the hardened NVMe over Fibre Channel protocol (NVMe/FC), automatic buffer credit recovery, and  

“Today’s announcement validates Broadcom’s continued investment in Fibre Channel solutions required for the modern data center,” said Jeff Hoogenboom, general manager, Emulex Connectivity Division, Broadcom. “NVMe-based data centers will require their storage network to deliver ultra-low latency that is consistent and predictable as applications and data continue to scale.  Fibre Channel and Emulex’s Gen 7 HBA’s are purpose-built for the NVMe data center.”

“Dell EMC and Broadcom have a long history of being first-to-market with IT infrastructure technologies that modernize data centers,” said Ravi Pendekanti, senior vice president, product management and marketing, Dell EMC Server & Infrastructure Solutions. “As first to offer these Gen 7 Fibre Channel HBAs, we enable our customers to improve workload performance for latency-sensitive applications and benefit from greater return on their investment in PowerEdge servers.”

“The Fibre Channel market is experiencing renewed growth, with HBA revenues currently on track for a solid annual increase. Furthermore, 32G Fibre Channel customer adoption has been faster than that of 16G,” said Seamus Crehan, president of . “Bolstered by the Emulex LPe35000-series Gen 7 HBAs, speeds of 32G-and-higher are expected to comprise over half of total Fibre Channel market revenues by 2020.” “We are pleased to see this implementation of the latest generation of Fibre Channel technology, frequently known as Gen 7,” said Dennis Martin, senior analyst at Principled Technologies (which recently acquired Demartek). “In a synthetic performance benchmark, we observed more than 5 million IOPS across two ports of the LPe35002 Fibre Channel adapter and using analyzers, approximately 1.5 microseconds of latency across this adapter. Broadcom has raised the standard for the next generation of Fibre Channel adapters.”

“Fibre Channel continues to thrive in the data center due to continuous innovation and a robust roadmap,” said Jack Rondoni, senior vice president and general manager, Brocade Storage Networking division at Broadcom. “The launch of our company’s Emulex Gen 7 Fibre Channel adapters represents important industry and technology milestones. When combined with our recently launched Brocade automation capabilities, Broadcom’s commitment to delivering innovation in the Fibre Channel market is unmatched.”

For more information about Broadcom’s Emulex Gen 7 Fibre Channel solutions, visit the page and the page.

* When upgraded with 64GFC optics** Emulex LPe35002 vs. QLogic QLE2742

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Globe Newswire: 14:00 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018

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