Katherine Lane, Director, Corporate Communications, 714-885-3828
Emulex Market Share Leader in FCoE CNAs According to Dell'Oro Group
Dell'Oro Group Reports Emulex Grew its FCoE CNA Revenue 160% Quarter over Quarter
COSTA MESA, Calif., November 11, 2009 – Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it is the market share leader in Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) according to the Dell'Oro Group. Emulex's FCoE CNA revenue grew 160 percent quarter over quarter, indicating that the converged networking market is beginning to take hold. Emulex continued to gain market share in the 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA standalone adapter market, adding four percentage points this quarter.
"Emulex's growth in the largest and most profitable segment of the 8Gb/s Fibre Channel adapter market is a testament to the fact that its strong performance advantage and focus on virtualization are continuing to create positive traction for the Company in this mature market," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. "More importantly, Emulex's market leadership and tremendous revenue growth in the rapidly expanding FCoE CNA market demonstrates the industry traction its industry-leading network convergence solutions have received. We expect Emulex's rapid growth in this segment to accelerate with our recently launched second-generation OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs), beginning to ramp through design wins, such as the Virtual Fabric Adapter for IBM BladeCenter based on the Company's unique OneConnect UCNA architecture and pay-as-you-go business model."
Emulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Our Connectivity Continuum architecture provides intelligent networking services that transition today's infrastructure into tomorrow's unified network ecosystem. Emulex provides a single framework that intelligently connects every server, network and storage device within the data center. Through strategic collaboration and integrated partner solutions, Emulex provides its customers with industry leading business value, operational flexibility and strategic advantage. 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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