Business-Critical Applications: Full Throughput, All the Time
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Emulexdual-channel LightPulse® HBAs provide the highest performance for business-critical applications. In fact, Emulex 4Gb/s dual-channel HBAs boast throughput that is 78% greater than that of the nearest competitor and transaction rates that exceed the competition by up to 36%. This paper describes the data characteristics associated with business- critical applications and the advantages of Emulex LightPulse HBAs in those applications.
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Database, data warehousing, data movement, and backup
Introduction When a territory manager runs a query on today’s sales, or a factory manager plans tomorrow’s production flow, they expect instantaneous response from their information systems. When a CEO reviews his IT spending for the year, he wants to see lower capital and operating costs, faster and more reliable disaster recovery, and a more agile, consolidated IT infrastructure.
For all these reasons, every component in the modern data center must work at full capacity, all the time. Today’s enterprise cannot afford down time or products that deliver anything but the highest performance in real business conditions.
Among the applications that have the highest need for data throughput are streaming media, data warehousing (required to analyze key business trends) and server virtualization (which greatly reduces IT capital expenses and data center space requirements). Applications that have the highest need for fastest transaction rates are databases such as Oracle® and Microsoft® SQL Server. The Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) that links servers to storage networks is a critical link in the flow of data. Determining which HBAs deliver this performance is critical, especially in a world of high-density blade servers and virtualized server and storage resources. To most accurately evaluate HBA performance, it is important to understand the actual workloads the HBA will handle, as well as those elements of HBA design which determine its real-world performance.
Many of today’s business-critical enterprise applications demand the performance that can only be provided by the latest 4Gb/s dual-channel Fibre Channel HBA technology. Emulex LIghtPulse dual-channel HBAs are the clear leader when it comes to real-world performance and scalability. Emulex 4Gb/s dual-channel HBAs boast throughput that is 78% greater than that of the nearest competitor and transaction rates that exceed the competition by up to 36%. Combined with Emulex’s superior quality,