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Emulex Announces Availability of Intelligent Services Platform to Support Advanced Storage Management and Data Protection Solutions
Offering provides hardware acceleration and extends data services to virtual server and clustered volume environments
CeBIT, HANNOVER, Germany, March 15, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced the availability of a SAN-based storage management and data protection solution based on the Emulex Model 765-S Intelligent Services Platform and the LSI StoreAge Storage Virtualization Manager (SVM) application. The solution provides hardware acceleration for applications such as storage pooling, low-capacity snapshots, cloning, mirroring, and online data migration. This offering cost-effectively addresses end-user business requirements such as efficient storage capacity planning, rapid application recovery, affordable remote mirroring, enhanced backup and cost-effective tiered storage.
The solution hosts elements of the LSI software in the Model 765-S platform located centrally in the SAN fabric. When installed in an LSI StoreAge SVM configuration, the Model 765-S extends SAN-based storage services for virtual server environments, such as VMware, and active-active clustered volume environments, such as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and PolyServe data clustering. The solution connects to the SAN as an end-point (N_port) and interoperates with any vendor's fabric. Further, it supports heterogeneous server and storage environments, thus fully leveraging customers' existing infrastructure investments.
The Emulex Model 765-S platform, a 1U system with four Fibre Channel ports, is built using the award-winning Emulex AV150 Intelligent Storage Processor and provides hardware acceleration for LSI SVM data services. "The flexibility and rich APIs of the Emulex Model 765-S platform enable quick integration with field-proven LSI SVM applications," said Taufik Ma, vice president of marketing, Intelligent Network Products, Emulex Corporation. "The Model 765-S offers a unique data streaming architecture and the highest levels of functional integration, providing industry-leading performance at attractive price points. The Emulex Model 765-S also provides a future-proof platform capable of supporting advanced functions in both current and future releases of SVM."
The overall solution leverages the split-path architecture supported by both the Emulex Model 765-S and the LSI StoreAge SVM enabling extremely high performance and scalability. Users now have the ability to combine the award winning LSI StoreAge SVM storage management and data protection applications with the Emulex Model 765-S to enable intelligent fabrics.
"With its innovative split-path architecture, the SVM is designed to take advantage of hardware acceleration platforms for storage applications and data services," said Mark Spowart, vice president of software sales, LSI Logic. "The Emulex Model 765-S enables a LSI StoreAge SVM environment to run in an intelligent fabric allowing us to offer the SVM applications to a broader range of customers, including those who are running virtual server and clustered volume environments."
The solution will support all services and applications of SVM including multiView (low-capacity snapshots), multiCopy (full-sized clones), multiMigrate (online data migration) and multiMirror (mirroring).
"Managing the idiosyncrasies of heterogeneous storage, minimizing planned and unplanned downtime, as well as compliance with regulations are some of the primary concerns of IT administrators at large enterprises and SMEs alike. Network-based virtualization solutions that address these requirements are experiencing increasing adoption," said Arun Taneja, president of the Taneja Group, a leading storage analyst firm. "This compelling solution from Emulex and LSI Logic fully leverages the split-path architecture (SPAID) and brings affordable network-based virtualization solutions to customers, while addressing high degrees of performance and scalability."
The Emulex Model 765-S platform is generally available to select LSI channel partners next month. The LSI StoreAge SVM applications are available through LSI OEM and channel partners. The platform will be showcased in the Emulex booth (Hall 1, Stand G61, Booth A06) at the CeBIT 2007 Show being held from March 15-21, 2007 in Hannover, Germany.
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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