Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced that it has gained more than two and a half points of Fibre Channel revenue market share over its nearest competitor during the fourth quarter of calendar 2014, according to the Crehan Research Q4 2014 Server-class Adapter and LOM market share report. This growth was driven by the strength of the Company’s Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel (FC) and storage target business, as well as the overall resiliency in demand for Fibre Channel connectivity. Emulex Gen 5 FC revenue grew more than 30 percent quarter-over-quarter and more than doubled year-over-year.

“Our Fibre Channel market share gains are a sign of our strategic investments in advanced features for flash storage, our long-term partnerships with OEMs in China, and our continued focus on growing target-based business,” said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing, Emulex. “The Gen 5 FC market transition is under way and storage target market holds an incremental total addressable market opportunity of at least $75 million in potential revenue and we’re pleased with our recent design win traction in this space.”

Emulex’s industry leading LightPulse® Gen 5 FC Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) offer:

  • Superior Gen 5 FC Connectivity: Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs deliver more than 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port, 1 the highest level of Fibre Channel adapter performance available today, and up to 6x greater IOPS per port than the previous generation, 1 enabling better storage performance for cloud and storage intensive applications.
  • Increased I/O Bandwidth: Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs support PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0, which provides a faster I/O bus, more PCIe lanes and increased I/O bandwidth, enabling Emulex Gen 5 FC technology to provide optimal performance for applications, such as virtualization and database management systems.
  • Optimized Application Performance: Customers can now optimize application performance and accelerate deployment problem resolution with integrated support for Brocade ClearLink diagnostics technology within Emulex Gen 5 FC HBAs.
  • Improved Quality of Service: Emulex Gen 5 FC also includes exclusive ExpressLane™ technology, which improves both Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Quality of Service (QoS) by using prioritization flags to identify priority traffic to the fabric, alleviating congestion, reducing latency and improving throughput.