Press Contact: Katherine Lane, Manager, Public Relations, 714-885-3828
Emulex Expands SAN Connectivity Offerings for HP Integrity Servers
Emulex PCI Express I/O Controllers Provide Scalability and Performance to Meet HP-UX and OpenVMS Users' Needs
COSTA MESA, Calif., May 27, 2008 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its PCI Express I/O Controller (IOC) 3532 has been selected to support the new HP multi-protocol Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for HP Integrity servers. The Emulex IOC 3532 provides HP Integrity systems with a wide range of SAN connectivity solutions for HP-UX 11i and OpenVMS operating environments.
"HP has selected the Emulex PCI Express IOC technology to support its new line of multi-protocol HBAs, reinforcing our leadership in providing high-performance SAN connectivity solutions for enterprise data centers," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. "The Emulex IOC 3532 now supports an even broader range of HP Integrity servers, spanning the entry-class, mid-range and Superdome server lines, providing customers with the most scalable SAN connectivity available."
HP Integrity servers can attach to networked storage through Emulex SAN connectivity solutions and offer customers mission-critical workload consolidation and virtualization capabilities. The new HP multi-protocol HBAs (HP product numbers: AD221A, AD222A and AD393A) have both PCI Express Fibre Channel and Ethernet ports to expand the connectivity options for HP customers. These new Emulex-based connectivity solutions are available in single and dual-port configurations over a choice of fiber or copper and are supported by HP-UX l1i v3 and OpenVMS operating environments.
"Together with our IHV partners, we're expanding the flexibility of our customers' server environments by incorporating support for a diverse set of high-performance technologies to our growing line of HP Integrity servers," said Loraine Bartlett, director of Integrity server marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "The SAN connectivity options and virtualization capabilities offered by the Emulex IOC 3532 further strengthen our ability to support business-critical workloads with our Integrity line of servers."
Emulex HBA solutions are supported by a wide variety of HP servers, including HP Integrity and HP9000 servers to Superdome, and they support an entire range of operating environments including HP-UX 11i, OpenVMS, Integrity Windows and Linux, and Tru64 UNIX. Emulex solutions include the IOC 3532 technology, as well as Emulex's LightPulse® 4Gb/s LPe11002 dual channel and LPe1150 single channel Fibre Channel PCI Express HBAs. For more information about Emulex HBA technology, please visit http:/ /www.emulex.com/products/hba/index.jsp.
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.
Emulex Safe Harbor Statement
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include the rapidly changing nature of technology, evolving industry standards and frequent introductions of new products and enhancements by competitors; fluctuation in the growth of Fibre Channel and IP markets; changes in economic conditions or changes in end user demand for technology solutions; fluctuations or delays in customer orders; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex's products; Emulex's ability to gain market acceptance for its products; the company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the company's reliance on third-party suppliers. These and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.