September 26, 2012
COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 25 — Driven by a "perfect storm" of technology trends that includes server virtualization, cloud computing, big data and the convergence of storage and data networks, over half (54 percent) of all IT departments are being asked to scale their networks to support speeds of 100Gbps by 2016. That is the finding of a new in-depth survey just completed by Emulex Corporation.
The survey of 1,529 IT leaders across North America and Europe focused on the issues, trends and challenges facing data center personnel and IT organizations, particularly as they relate to data center networks. The central theme emerging from the study is that IT departments, including CIOs and IT executives, are genuinely concerned about how to keep pace with the demand for increased throughput on data center networks:
Survey participants called out four key factors driving the unprecedented demand for network bandwidth in the data center:
"The fact that data center networks need to keep getting faster isn't news to anyone," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex, "but what is amazing is the rate at which the demand for bandwidth is increasing. Today, 40 percent have already deployed 10Gb Ethernet, and in another four years, the majority of those networks will be operating at 100GbE. It's truly unprecedented."
Emulex is hosting a webcast today, September 25th at 9 a.m. PST to present the full survey results, discuss the findings in greater detail, and answer questions from attendees.
Emulex has also produced an education series titled, 'Why I/O Is strategic' consisting of an anthology of briefs by industry analysts and a series of associated webcasts in conjunction withEnterprise Strategy Group (ESG), IDC, Evaluator Group and 451 Research, to demonstrate the strategic importance of I/O in the data center.
Visit the 'Why I/O Is Strategic' microsite here.
Download a copy of the 'Why I/O Is Strategic' education series here.
Register for today's webcast here.
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About Emulex Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is available at www.Emulex.com.
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