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Emulex Gains Market Share in Fibre Channel HBA and Blade Server Mezzanine Card Segments
Company's HBA Market Share Grows Four Times Faster than Nearest Competitor According to Dell'Oro Group's Second Quarter SAN Infrastructure Market Report
COSTA MESA, Calif., August 16, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it grew its share of the worldwide market for Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBA) by four percentage points during the second calendar quarter, marking a growth rate that is four times faster than its nearest competitor, according to Dell'Oro Group's second quarter SAN Infrastructure market analysis report. The Dell'Oro report also highlights Emulex's strong growth in blade server mezzanine cards and overall port shipments.
"Last year we set out to increase our overall market share by focusing on the fast-growing virtualized server and blade server segments. This report validates the success of our efforts, which included time-to-market leadership for our 4Gb/s product family, new OEM design wins, and expansion of our sales and marketing programs," said Jim McCluney, president and CEO, Emulex Corp. "With Emulex's recent 8Gb/s product announcement, Emulex is well-positioned for next generation design wins and to continue capturing incremental market share."
According to the report, Emulex has captured 40 percent of the total worldwide HBA market, up from 36 percent a year ago. Additionally, Emulex increased its share of the blade server mezzanine card market to 15 percent, an increase of six percentage points sequentially and in the 4Gb/s blade server mezzanine card market Emulex achieved 25 percent market share in the second quarter.
With an installed base of over three million FC HBAs, Emulex is a recognized leader in delivering SAN connectivity solutions that meet the evolving needs of the data center. Its leadership position in the data center virtualization market, which is driving increased SAN attach rates, bodes well for continued HBA growth. Emulex's 4Gb/s HBAs leverage seven generations of advanced, field-proven technology, providing customers with the highest quality SAN connectivity solutions that the world's leading enterprises have come to rely upon. For more information on Emulex's family of market-leading Fibre Channel HBAs and blade server mezzanine cards, visit www.emulex.com/products.
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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