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Emulex InSpeed Embedded Storage Switch Deployed in Second-Generation of Pillar Data Systems Axiom Storage Systems
Highest RAS and Performance Delivered by Trusted Embedded Storage Solution Provider
COSTA MESA, Calif., October 8, 2008 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its InSpeed® SOC 422 Embedded Storage Switch has been deployed across the complete line of Pillar Axiom® storage systems from Pillar Data Systems. This is the second-generation deployment of Emulex's market-leading InSpeed switches within Pillar Axiom storage systems. The InSpeed SOC 422 is a trusted, enterprise-proven embedded storage switch that provides the world-class resilience, performance and RAS (reliability availability and serviceability) storage systems require.
"Pillar Data Systems deployment of InSpeed exemplifies the dynamics in today's market, where storage system providers are looking for ways to most-effectively extend their investments in field-proven, resilient Fibre Channel infrastructures," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager, embedded storage products, Emulex Corporation. "Emulex's market-leading InSpeed embedded storage switches are trusted by Pillar and other top storage system providers to deliver the highest RAS and performance available today."
Pillar Data Systems is the only storage company to deliver true Application-Aware Storage services. The Pillar Axiom allows an administrator to define the application type and its associated values, and the system automatically tunes itself to deliver differentiated storage service levels based on application priority. What truly differentiates the Pillar Axiom is its ability to manage multiple and varying types of applications on a single platform, maintaining the unique values and characteristics of each. The resulting benefits include a 50 percent reduction in administrative expenses and total cost of ownership, as well as industry-leading disk utilization of up to 80 percent.
"Pillar Axiom is an Application-Aware storage system that simplifies storage management, while drastically improving capacity utilization and overall efficiency," said Bob Maness, vice president of marketing, Pillar Data Systems. "Utilizing the Emulex embedded switches in conjunction with the Pillar Axiom storage system provides our customers with the highest performing, most reliable and most-efficient storage platform - guaranteed."
Emulex's comprehensive multi-protocol product portfolio of industry-leading embedded storage products and technologies include a full line of I/O controllers, InSpeed and FibreSpy® embedded storage switches and products, and multi-protocol bridges. Emulex has an installed base of more than 42 million embedded storage ports and its embedded technologies are used by the top storage OEMs. For more information on Emulex's line of embedded storage products, visit www.emulex.com/solutions/embedded. In addition, Emulex's LightPulse® HBAs are fully qualified and supported for mission-critical SAN connectivity across the entire line of Pillar Axiom storage systems.
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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