JNI FCX2-6562 dual-port PCI HBA qualified by EMC as E-Lab tested for enterprise storage networks.
The designation enables the new JNI HBA to be deployed with EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems in PCI-based Sun Microsystems servers, including most configurations of the new UltraSPARC III-based Sun Fire servers.
EMC conducts the industry's most comprehensive testing, assuring customers the highest level of interoperability assurance. EMC's E-Lab Tested qualification process is a series of exhaustive performance and reliability tests to ensure the interoperability of all components that make up a multi-vendor information storage network.
"With Sun almost exclusively selling PCI-based UltraSPARC III-based servers, JNI's 2 Gb PCI qualification by EMC represents a vital transition for JNI from its traditional Solaris base," said Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst for the Enterprise Storage Group. "Given JNI's broad deployment in Solaris-EMC environments, the qualification will be an important watershed in JNI's overall market position."
"EMC's qualification of a 2 Gb HBA for UltraSPARC III-based servers is an important milestone for JNI," said John Stiska, interim CEO of JNI Corporation. "JNI now offers a variety of E-Lab Tested single- and dual-port PCI and SBus host bus adapters at a variety of performance and price points," Stiska said. "It is part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best storage network solutions for EMC and Solaris environments."
JNI's FCX2-6562 is just the latest in a long line of HBAs qualified by EMC to run on Sun servers. JNI also has 2 Gb SBus, as well as 1 and 2 Gb PCI bus HBAs qualified by EMC. JNI continues to leverage its years of Solaris leadership in providing best-of-class Fibre Channel adapter products for EMC information storage environments.
JNI's low-profile FCX2-6562 2 Gb HBAs support all Fibre Channel topologies and include the latest enterprise-level features, such as persistent binding, compliance with SNIA HBA API 1.0, and 1 or 2 Gb auto rate negotiation. This last, "on demand" feature enables a smooth migration path to 2 Gb-enabled storage networks by operating in 1 Gb, 2 Gb or mixed 1-2 Gb Fibre Channel environments.
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|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Date:||Aug 5, 2002|
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