Broadcom First to Ship 7th Generation Fibre Channel
Broadcom’s Emulex® LPe35000-series HBAs 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 more.
Purpose-built for All-flash and End-to-End NVMe Data Centers
By optimizing both the hardware and software stack, the LPe35000 delivers sub 10us roundtrip latency, 2x the bandwidth of Gen 6, and >5 million IOPS, resulting in double the application performance while using only half the CPU utilization of current solutions. Oracle Database testing shows that Emulex LPe35000-series HBAs deliver up to 55% better performance than competitive products**, providing enterprises with:
- Increased business efficiency through faster response times
- Lower application licensing costs and power consumption with the ability to process more transactions per server
Breakthrough Operational Efficiency
Emulex LPe35000-series HBAs, working in concert with Broadcom’s Brocade directors and switches, will dramatically simplify how data center administrators deploy and manage their enterprise storage network. These new features solve two of today’s most perplexing storage challenges: eliminating the need to reboot servers for firmware updates, and recognizing and eliminating network congestion bottlenecks to provide maximum server up-time.
Enhancements to the Most Reliable, Scalable, & Secure Storage Network
Emulex LPe35000-series HBAs include three industry exclusive enhancements:
- Trunking: aggregates physical ports to form a single, logical, extremely high-bandwidth 128GFC port
- Dynamic Port Isolation: full error diagnosis and resolution without impacting traffic on any other port on the HBA
- Silicon Root of Trust: firmware authentication is embedded into the hardware, delivering improved security against malicious firmware attacks
Built for the Future
As the first Fibre Channel HBA with support for the PCIe 4.0 specification, the LPe35000-series supports double the bandwidth per lane, providing significant I/O performance benefits for storage networking and AI applications. Performance upgrades are easy with hot-plug 64GFC optics kits. Lastly, Emulex HBAs support data center modernization efforts with concurrent NVMe/FC and traditional FC (SCSI FCP) support, allowing for a streamlined transition.
The Emulex LPe35000-series is available today in single-port, dual-port, and quad-port models with 32GFC optics that are upgradable to 64GFC. The Emulex XE601 Gen 7 Fibre Channel controller is available in 64GFC and 32GFC configurations.
“Today’s announcement validates Broadcom’s continued investment in Fibre Channel solutions required for the modern data center,” said
“Dell EMC and
“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
“We are pleased to see this implementation of the latest generation of Fibre Channel technology, frequently known as Gen 7,” said
“Fibre Channel continues to thrive in the data center due to continuous innovation and a robust roadmap,” said
* When upgraded with 64GFC optics
** Emulex LPe35002 vs. QLogic QLE2742