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Emulex Embedded Storage Bridges Deployed in Xyratex Family of 4Gb/s Storage Systems
Emulex BR-2401 Embedded Storage Bridge Provides Versatile FC-to-SATA Connectivity
COSTA MESA, Calif., August 14, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its embedded storage bridges have been deployed across Xyratex's RS-1602-F4-SBD storage systems. Xyratex's innovative 4Gb/s SBOD storage solution leverages the BR-2401 storage bridge from Emulex to create a high performance, modular storage system with the ability to intermix Fibre Channel (FC) and SATA disk drives within the same enclosure.
"Emulex has the industry's only proven FC-to-SATA bridge solution. Integrating the BR-2401 within Xyratex's 4Gb/s storage systems has created a versatile tiered storage solution for deploying SATA disk drives into existing field-proven FC-based systems," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager of Embedded Storage Products, Emulex. "This design win signifies the continued adoption of our embedded storage bridges as the most effective method for deploying SATA disk drives within enterprise storage environments."
The Emulex BR-2401 is a highly integrated FC-to-SATA storage bridge that provides transparent emulation of FC disk drives to achieve a versatile, low-cost storage solution that meets the high capacity needs of the enterprise. The Emulex BR-2401 enables cost-effective SATA drives to be used transparently within existing FC enclosures, ultimately reducing the development time required to bring a FC-to-SATA storage solution to market, and enabling vendor-independent SATA drive selection.
"The Emulex BR-2401 was designed to maximize flexibility, scalability and reliability, which aligns well with the Xyratex SBOD storage system," said Lisa Hart, vice president, marketing and alliances, Xyratex. "Our longstanding relationship with Emulex continues to strengthen as we help drive the adoption of 4Gb/s tiered storage solutions into the marketplace."
The Xyratex RS-1602-F4-SBD also includes integrated switching technology, provided by the Emulex InSpeed® SOC 422 embedded storage switch, to enable direct point-to-point communications. Emulex's embedded storage switch and bridging products have been integrated by Xyratex into its advanced storage enclosures and combined with its industry leading system architecture to enhance the overall performance and RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) of its SBOD storage solutions. For more information on Emulex's line of Embedded Storage Products, visit www.emulex.com/solutions/embedded.
Emulex Corporation creates enterprise-class products that intelligently connect storage, servers and networks. The world's leading server and storage providers rely on Emulex's award-winning HBAs, intelligent storage platforms and embedded storage products, including switches, bridges, routers and I/O controllers, to build reliable, scalable and high-performance storage and server solutions. Emulex is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX) and has corporate headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at www.emulex.com.
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