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Emulex FibreSpy Embedded Storage Switches Deployed in Stratus ftServer V Series Family
Provides Storage System OEMs with Dramatic Improvements in Reliability, Availability, Serviceability and Performance
COSTA MESA, Calif. - June 26, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that Stratus Technologies has chosen the Emulex FibreSpy® Model 850 Embedded Storage Switch for use in its new ftServer® V Series family. The industry-leading FibreSpy embedded switches provide high-performance storage system infrastructure to the Stratus systems, offering customers the ability to deploy reliable storage environments.
"Emulex's embedded technologies are used by all of the world's top 10 storage OEMs," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager of embedded storage products, Emulex. "Our embedded technology enables OEMs to offer the most competitive enterprise-class storage systems possible. By leveraging Emulex's FibreSpy technology in its new V Series family, Stratus is providing their customers with the reliability, availability and serviceability needed to deploy high-performance storage systems."
Emulex's FibreSpy Embedded Storage Switches are designed to be used as embedded root switches for back-end applications, meeting the needs of storage system providers that want to substantially improve performance and RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) by:
- Intelligently pre-testing all disk enclosures to ensure working devices;
- Constantly monitoring data collection for system health and trending;
- Installing drive enclosures while the system is active; and
- Offering Controller multi-path connections to drives.
"With more than 25 million embedded port shipments to date, Emulex is a recognized leader in the embedded connectivity market and its technology was a clear fit for our ftServer V Series product family," said Joe Sanzio, director of engineering, Stratus Technologies. "By integrating Emulex's FibreSpy embedded switches with our new systems, customers will experience improved system scalability, enhanced diagnostic capabilities, and better maintainability for their high-volume, mission-critical applications."
The Intel processor-based ftServer V Series line provides Stratus customers with a robust hardware roadmap to migrate their mission-critical applications written for Stratus' VOS operating system. The V Series line supports new Stratus storage options that provide customers with redundant logic, cooling and hot-swappable power supplies - all of which are consistent with fault-tolerant data processing. The end result for customers is an environment that operates effectively and efficiently.
For more information on Emulex's FiberSpy product line, please visit www.emulex.com/products/embeddedswitch/fibrespy.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.
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