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Emulex Open Source Driver Now Shipping with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Supports Latest Linux Capabilities
Linux Enhancements Including Virtualization and Clustering Provide Robust Solution for Data Center Customers
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 15, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the availability of its Linux driver for Emulex LightPulse Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) as part of the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution. As a result, Emulex LightPulse HBA customers will be able to immediately benefit from the new virtualization, clustering, and manageability enhancements available in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution.
"Linux is rapidly becoming one of the premier environments for modern data centers and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is an important step with the new capabilities it provides for management and server virtualization," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex. "We're proud to have contributed to the new enhancements of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We look forward to continued collaboration with Red Hat driving the adoption of Linux and Open Source technology into mission-critical production."
Key features and support from Emulex for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 include virtualization support ensuring interoperability with the Xen 3.0 server virtualization module; clustering support with multipathing compatibility enabled by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Device Mapper module; increased manageability by fully implementing "sysfs" permitting third party applications to collect HBA subsystem information.
The Emulex Linux driver is fully qualified and supported by major server and storage OEMs including HP, IBM, EMC, Dell and HDS. For enterprise customers, this means comprehensive support from both Red Hat and their storage solution provider. The Emulex Linux driver works across all models of Emulex LightPulse HBAs. The Emulex HBAnyware management application supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and customers can leverage it to simplify HBA management for the entire SAN, saving time and money. Emulex is working closely with a number of Linux and Xen technology providers, offering a development kit that enables the creation and management of multiple logical connections servicing virtual servers or individual applications.
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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