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Emulex Provides SAN Connectivity for HP StorageWorks 6400 and 8400 Enterprise Virtual Arrays
Emulex HBAs Offer Proven Scalability and Optimal Performance to Meet Users Needs
COSTA MESA, Calif., April 29, 2009 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse® Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) support the new HP StorageWorks 6400 and 8400 Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVAs), running Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Linux operating systems.
"Emulex and HP have enjoyed a longstanding relationship ensuring customers receive best-in-class performance and availability within their HP storage arrays and servers," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. "Emulex LightPulse HBAs provide customers with optimal performance, simplified management and interoperability across a wide range of HP StorageWorks arrays and operating systems, giving customers the flexibility they need in a SAN connectivity solution."
Emulex LightPulse HBAs offer customers a range of capabilities, including:
- Comprehensive virtualization capabilities with support for N_Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) and virtual fabric - allows application of SAN best practices, tools and processes with virtual server deployments
- Host to Fabric FC-SP authentication - ensures end-to-end data integrity and protects sensitive data from unauthorized access
- Support for Message Signaled Interrupts eXtended (MSI-X) - improves host utilization & enhances application performance
- Common driver model allows a single driver to support all Emulex HBAs on a given OS - lowers administrative costs and speeds server deployment
- Support for 8Gb/s, 4Gb/s & 2Gb/s Fibre Channel devices - integrates seamlessly into existing SANs
"As customers virtualize their data centers they want to improve the performance of their SAN infrastructure while lowering overall costs," said Bob Wilson, vice president, Storage Platforms Group, HP. "The combination of Emulex's LightPulse HBAs and HP's new EVAs ensures customers have superior scalability, greater efficiency and enterprise-class connectivity in their data center environments."
Emulex LightPulse HBAs and mezzanine cards are supported across a range of HP StorageWorks storage arrays and HP Industry Standard Servers, including HP ProLiant and Integrity -class servers.
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For more information on Emulex LightPulse HBAs for HP storage arrays and servers, please visit: www.emulex-hp.com
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Emulex is the leader in converged networking solutions for the data center. Our Connectivity Continuum architecture provides intelligent networking services that transition today’s infrastructure into tomorrow’s unified network ecosystem. Emulex provides a single framework that intelligently connects every server, network and storage device within the data center. Through strategic collaboration and integrated partner solutions, Emulex provides its customers with industry leading business value, operational flexibility and strategic advantage. 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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