Demartek Publishes Evaluation of Emulex OneCommand Manager

ARVADA, CO--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Demartek announces its evaluation of the Emulex OneCommand Manager (OCM) Software. OneCommand Manager manages host bus adapters (HBAs) and converged network adapters (CNAs) manufactured by Emulex. This evaluation focused specifically on the installation process in a Microsoft Windows Server environment, applying updates to the adapters and applying adapter parameter settings in a VMware vSphere 4 environment. Various HBAs and CNAs from different suppliers were installed into the servers and their respective management software applications were used to manage the adapters. These servers and adapters were connected into two storage fabrics. One storage fabric was an 8-Gigabit/sec Fibre Channel (FC) fabric and the other was a 10-Gigabit/sec Data Center Bridging (DCB) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) fabric. Separate storage target devices were also connected into each of the fabrics.

"Emulex is known for its products' manageability and OneCommand Manager delivers a secure, virtualized, automated and centralized enterprise management for virtualized and converged networking environments," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development. "Demartek's expertise with servers and storage, coupled with their lab makes them perfectly suited for this kind of hands-on evaluation. Through a thorough and balanced analysis of Emulex OneCommand Manager and our competitors' products, Demartek has validated the ease-of-use of our OneCommand Manager software, which offers twice the manageability in half the time compared to competing products."

"We found that with Emulex's adapter management, tasks and application of adapter updates were easier in comparison to competing adapter management applications," said Dennis Martin, Demartek President. "The architecture of Emulex's OneCommand Manager is geared for efficient deployment and use in a broader range of environments, more so than the competitive adapter management software applications."

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