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Bull Selects Emulex HBAs for its NovaScale Family of Blade Servers
Emulex Enterprise-Class SAN Connectivity Now Available for Bull Blade Server End User Customer
COSTA MESA, Calif., September 27, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced its LightPulse® 4Gb/s LP1105-BU Host Bus Adapter (HBA) has been selected by Bull to provide SAN connectivity for the NovaScale family of blade servers. The Emulex LP1105-BU enables Bull customers to take advantage of the enterprise-class performance and reliability of Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs.
The Emulex LightPulse LP1105-BU HBA is a dual channel, high performance SAN connectivity solution designed for use within Bull NovaScale Blade Servers, and is driver compatible with Emulex's family of market-leading HBAs. The Emulex LP1105-BU also offers users the flexibility to leverage Emulex's centralized HBA management suite, HBAnyware®. Emulex HBAnyware is client-server technology that enables the discovery and complete management of HBAs within the SAN, reducing total cost of ownership and planned downtime while enabling sophisticated management capabilities such as remote firmware upgrades from a single console anywhere in a SAN.
"This design win with Bull affirms Emulex's commitment to developing and deploying the market's leading SAN connectivity solutions for blade servers," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing for Emulex. "Blade servers offer users a number of distinct benefits, including more efficient management, lower costs and reduced cabling requirements and we are confident our mutual customers will benefit from the reliability and robustness provided by Bull and Emulex."
The Emulex LP1105-BU is qualified for use within Bull NovaScale Blade 2021, 2320, B260 and B280 servers using Windows, Linux and VMware operating system environments and provides Bull customers with leading reliability and performance to maximize enterprise functionality.
"NovaScale Blade Servers are ideally suited for application servers, virtualization and rationalization of infrastructures, combining innovation with industry-standard technologies for a robust design," said Olivier Gaumont, Bull's NovaScale Enterprise Business Unit Director. "Bull continues to work closely with Emulex to ensure that SAN ecosystem support meets our customers' needs for robust and reliable data center solutions."
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