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Emulex Surpasses 25 Millionth Embedded Storage Port Shipment Milestone
Significant Achievement Demonstrates Company's Expertise in Embedded Storage Solutions
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 22, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it has surpassed its 25 millionth cumulative embedded storage port shipment. This significant milestone follows a highly successful year for Emulex's embedded storage products portfolio, comprised of industry-leading I/O controllers, InSpeed® and FibreSpy® embedded storage switches, and multi-protocol bridging technology.
"Emulex doubled its InSpeed embedded storage switch port shipments in just over a year, and combined with embedded bridges and I/O controllers, we have surpassed a significant milestone with more than 25 million embedded ports shipped," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager of Embedded Storage Products, Emulex Corp. "This accomplishment reflects the success of our strategy to provide unmatched end-to-end embedded solutions for our industry-leading storage OEM customers."
The Emulex embedded storage products portfolio has experienced solid growth; last quarter, it represented 25 percent of Emulex's total revenue, with all of the top 10 storage OEMs leveraging its offerings. In 2006, more than 80 percent of all FC and SATA disk drives deployed into external storage in 2006 were connected by Emulex embedded products. Emulex provides a complete end-to-end solution portfolio of market-leading embedded storage products including:
- I/O Controllers - Emulex offers a full line of I/O controllers that support all three serial storage protocols, including Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA. The Emulex I/O Controllers are designed for storage system providers that want to build flexibility into the external storage systems.
- Embedded Switches - Emulex invented embedded storage point-to-point switching and leads this market with its InSpeed and FibreSpy products. Emulex's switching expertise spans the entry through enterprise storage markets and provides the only switches that have deployed an embedded switched fabric supporting greater than 2,700 hard disk drives in a single embedded switched back-end.
- Multi-Protocol Bridges - Emulex's protocol bridging technology offers a versatile solution for tiered storage through enabling SATA disk drive connectivity in field-proven FC-based storage systems and represents the highest volume shipping solution for SATA attachment today. Additionally, Emulex drove the formation of FC-SATA, a FC industry standard used to natively attach SATA hard disk drives into FC back-ends.
"Emulex's recent milestone further establishes the company as a leading expert in embedded storage applications," said Dave Reinsel, Program Director, Storage Research, IDC. "Its broad portfolio of solutions makes Emulex a key player in the storage industry. Solutions such as Emulex's enable more reliable, scalable, cost-effective, and higher performing storage systems than would otherwise be possible."
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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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