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Emulex Delivers SAN Connectivity Solution for New HP BladeSystem c3000 Blade Enclosure
LightPulse HBAs Provide Midsize Customers, Remote Locations and Branch Offices with Industry Leading Scalability, Superior Reliability and Simplified Management for Server Blade Environments
COSTA MESA, CALIF., Sept. 12, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that the Emulex LightPulse® 4Gb/s LPe1105-HP Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) is now available for use with the new HP BladeSystem c3000 enclosure.
The Emulex LPe1105-HP (HP Part# 403621-B21), which is certified by HP and generally available to customers, provides versatile, seamless connectivity for customers deploying the new HP BladeSystem c3000. With best-in-class quality and reliability, the Emulex SAN connectivity solutions also provide the unique management capabilities to streamline installation and deployment of SANs connecting to HP BladeSystem c-Class. The Emulex LPe1105-HP is already available for use by customers with the currently available HP BladeSystem c7000 blade enclosure.
"As more end users realize the value of deploying server blades within a SAN-attached environment, Emulex continues to work closely with HP to bring streamlined, easily managed solutions to market," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex. "Support for Emulex HBAs now spans the entire family of both HP BladeSystem c-Class and p-Class server blades and HP StorageWorks solutions."
The HP BladeSystem c3000, specifically developed for midsize businesses and those with remote locations and branch offices, coupled with Emulex SAN connectivity enables end users to gain the benefits of high performance networked storage in an infrastructure that is less costly, more energy efficient and easier to manage.
"Although small IT sites may require fewer server and storage devices, they don't have to compromise on quality, reliability, manageability or scalability when deploying the HP BladeSystem," said Mark Potter, vice president, BladeSystem Division, HP. "The HP BladeSystem c3000, combined with Emulex HBAs, provides our customers with an out-of-the-box solution that is versatile, powerful and easy to use."
To streamline the management of SAN connectivity, customers may utilize Emulex HBAnyware®, a powerful platform designed for efficient, scalable and comprehensive management of Emulex HBAs within a centralized single console. To reduce cost and simplify device administration, HBAnyware leverages Emulex's unique architectural capabilities, including firmware and boot-code upgradeability and driver-compatibility across multiple product generations. Hands-on independent testing validates that HBAnyware is easier to use and deploy and has a richer set of features than competing solutions.
Emulex HBAs are certified and supported for SAN connectivity across a broad range of HP server and storage systems, including Integrity, ProLiant and StorageWorks. To learn more about Emulex SAN connectivity solutions for HP, visit www.emulex.com/hp/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.
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