Profile: Emulex Corp (ELX)

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26 Jan 2015
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Emulex Corporation (Emulex), incorporated on October 26, 1986, is a provider of network connectivity, monitoring and management products. It provides solutions for networks that support enterprise, cloud, government and telecommunications sectors. The Company’s portfolio of input/output (I/O) connectivity offerings, including the line of Ethernet and Fiber Channel-based connectivity products, has been designed into server and storage solutions. Its monitoring and management solutions include its network visibility and recording products. The Company’s network connectivity, monitoring and management solutions are offered through two business segments: Connectivity Segment and the Visibility Segment. The Connectivity Segment comprises the Company’s Emulex products, and network connectivity products (NCP) and storage connectivity and other products (SCOP). Its Visibility Segment comprises its Network Visibility Products (NVP).

Connectivity Segment

The Company’s Connectivity Segment comprises its Emulex products, and NCP and SCOP. NCP includes Fiber Channel and Ethernet-based solutions that provide server input/output (I/O) and targets storage array connectivity to create networks for enterprise and cloud data centers. These products enable servers to connect to Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) by offloading data communication processing tasks from the server as information is delivered and sent to the network. The Company’s NCP use various protocols, including Fiber Channel Protocol (FCP), Internet Protocol (IP), TCP/IP, iSCSI, Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), overlay networking standards, including Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation (NVGRE) and Virtual Extensible Local Area Network (VXLAN), and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet (RoCE). RoCE is a network protocol that allows Remote Direct Memory Access over an Ethernet network. RoCE is a link layer protocol and allows communication between any two computers in the same Ethernet broadcast domain. RoCE brings low-latency features typically associated with InfiniBand (IB) to Ethernet networks. Network Virtualization using Generic Routing Encapsulation and Virtual Extensible Local Area Network support overlay networks, which is a computer network, which is built on the top of another network.

The Company’s Ethernet-based products include OneConnect Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) and Local Area Network on Motherboard (LOM) application-specific integrated circuits, and form factor solutions for original equipment manufacturers’ (OEMs’) blade servers. The OneConnect CNA is a multi-function adapter that provides server connectivity for network and storage traffic. The OneConnect CNA provides optimized performance for all protocols (TCP/IP, FCoE and iSCSI) enabling one card for all applications and server architectures to allow data center managers to consolidate multiple 1GbE links on to a single 10GbE link. OneConnect CNAs use multiple protocol accelerators/offload engines. The diverse applicability of the OneConnect CNA allows server hardware configurations and manages server sprawl in the data center.

The Company’s Emulex OneConnect 10GbE Network Xceleration solutions are designed for enterprise applications with various requirements, such as financial/high-frequency trading (HFT) network analytics (security, financial and network optimization) and video content delivery (video on demand, peer-to-peer IPTV), and leverage kernel bypass operations. The Company’s FC-based products include LightPulse HBAs, FC application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), and custom-form factor solutions for OEM blade servers. Its LightPulse FC HBAs connect host computers to a FC network. Its adapters support a range of operating systems and host computer system interfaces, including Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) and PCI Express-based platforms. The Company’s FC HBA offerings include single, dual and quad port adapters for use in enterprise data centers. The LightPulse HBAs are based on the Emulex Engine (XE) 201 I/O Controller technology, which is a multi-fabric product, capable of both Fiber Channel and Ethernet-based connectivity. The XE201 enables the ability to choose a combination of up to four ports of native 8GFC and 16GFC, or 10GbE and 40GbE.

SCOP includes the Company’s InSpeed switch-on-a-chip (SOC) and back-end connectivity, bridge and router products, Pilot Integrated Baseboard Management Controllers (iBMCs), certain legacy products, and other products and services. SCOP is deployed inside storage arrays, tape libraries and other storage appliances, and connects storage controllers to storage capacity. SCOP uses protocols including FC, SAS and SATA, and supports a range of HDD and Solid Stated Drives (SSD) technologies. The Company’s Pilot iBMC solutions is aimed at the enterprise servers industry by integrating the BMC, super I/O, graphics controller and remote keyboard, video, mouse and storage (KVMS) functionality into a single ASIC.

Visibility Segment

The Company’s NVP consists of the Endace family of visibility and recording infrastructure products that address NRM for high speed networks. The EndaceProbe Intelligent Network Recorder (INR) captures, indexes and stores network traffic history to help organizations troubleshoot problems and respond to network security breaches. EndaceVision is a browser-based network traffic search engine. Through EndaceVision, users can search and receive packets of interest from across various distributed network of Endace Systems through a single, browser-based user interface. The EndaceODE Open Application Platform, also known as ODE systems, is designed to host packet-processing applications in managed data center environments. EndaceAccess Head-End systems give organizations access to 40GbE and 100GbE network segments that they need to measure and monitor their networks. The EndaceFlow NetFlow Generator Appliances (NGAs) are designed for offloading work from network elements and provide NetFlow in the right format to the tools that need to consume it. EndaceDAG Data Capture Cards are integrated into the EndaceProbe INRs and sold as components for use in a range of monitoring and security systems.

The Company competes with QLogic Corporation (QLogic), Cisco, Intel Corporation (Intel), Chelsio Communications, Inc. (Chelsio), Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (Mellanox), LSI Corporation/Avago Technologies (LSI/Avago), Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Marvell), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Maxim), PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC-Sierra), Napatech, SolarFlare, NetScout, Solera Networks, Riverbed, Niksun, Network Instruments and Fluke Networks.

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Emulex Corp

3333 Susan St
COSTA MESA   CA   92626-1632
P: +1714.6625600
F: +1302.6555049

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