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Emulex Embedded Storage Bridges Selected by Fujitsu Limited for FC-to-SATA Connectivity within ETERNUS® Storage Systems
Emulex's Enterprise Storage System Embedded Expertise Provides Customers with a Turnkey Multi-Protocol Tiered Storage Solution
COSTA MESA, Calif., December 3, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its BR-2401 embedded storage bridges are now shipping in Fujitsu Limited's ETERNUS® family of disk storage systems. The Emulex BR-2401 solution enables low-cost SATA drives to be used transparently within existing Fibre Channel enclosures, reducing the development time required to bring a FC-to-SATA tiered storage solution to market.
"Emulex's versatile bridging technology provides SATA hard disk drive (HDD) connectivity that allows our OEM customers, such as Fujitsu, to leverage their investments in Fibre Channel, saving time and money," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager, Embedded Storage Products, Emulex Corp. "This design win signifies the continued adoption of our embedded storage products as the most effective method for deploying SATA disk drives within Fibre Channel-based enterprise storage environments."
The Emulex BR-2401 is a highly integrated FC-to-SATA storage bridge, which may be deployed as a chip- or circuit board-level solution. Designed to provide transparent emulation of Fibre Channel disk drives, the Emulex BR-2401 enables our customers to deliver a versatile, low-cost storage solution that meets the high capacity needs of the enterprise. The Emulex BR-2401 enables the insertion of SATA HDDs into any Fibre Channel drive slot or shelf within a storage system. Emulex's proven FC-to-SATA bridging technology is the industry's leading solution, with over 80 percent of the top storage vendors deploying Emulex's embedded storage bridges.
"By combining Emulex's BR-2401-based multi-protocol tiered storage interposer circuit board with Fujitsu's ETERNUS storage systems, we are able to offer customers a unrestricted freedom of inter-mixing Fibre Channel and SATA disk drives within the same enclosure, allowing for maximum system flexibility," said Tetsuro Kudo, general manager, Storage Systems Division, Storage Systems Unit, Fujitsu Limited. "Emulex's enterprise storage systems embedded expertise complements our advanced ETERNUS family of storage solutions by enhancing flexibility and cost effectiveness for our customers."
The full line of Emulex's Embedded Storage Products including, InSpeed and FibreSpy Fibre Channel embedded storage switches, embedded bridges and I/O products, are utilized by Fujitsu Limited. In addition, Emulex host bus adapters are utilized in Fujitsu server and Fibre Channel storage solutions. Emulex has an installed base of more than 25 million embedded storage ports and its embedded technologies are used by the top 10 storage OEMs. For more information on Emulex's Embedded Storage Products, visit: www.emulex.com/solutions/embedded.
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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