Director, Corporate Communications
Emulex Continues FCoE CNA Market Share Leadership
Company Leads the Market with 56 Percent Market Share According to Infonetics
COSTA MESA, Calif., June 15, 2010 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it continues to lead in the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapter (CNA) market according to the Q1 2010 Storage Networking report from Infonetics. According to the report, for the fourth quarter in a row, Emulex has maintained its leadership in this emerging, high-growth market, with 56 percent of the overall market share revenue for the first quarter of 2010.
Since Emulex introduced its new OneConnect™ Universal CNAs (UCNAs) last year, Emulex has announced design wins with Dell, EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, IBM and NetApp and anticipates revenue from these products to ramp during the second half of this year. Emulex is working with the leading switch, server and storage ecosystem partners to drive the transitions to 10Gb/s Ethernet-based network convergence across all network protocols, including IP, iSCSI and FCoE, with its unique pay-as-you-go model. This leadership combined with Emulex's management and software capabilities, including OneCommand™ Manager and OneCommand Vision, position the Company to expand its leadership as the market matures.
"The FCoE market continues to be fueled by an expanding ecosystem, customer adoption and superior technology, such as our OneConnect UCNA architecture that allows for 'one-wire' connectivity and compelling CAPEX and OPEX benefits, so it's no surprise that we continue to lead this market," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. "We continue to expand our footprint in the data center, racking-up design wins with all of the largest server and storage OEMs and we fully anticipate continuing to broaden our leadership in the network convergence space this year, particularly if we complete the proposed acquisition of ServerEngines."
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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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