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Emulex Works with Sun Microsystems to Deliver HBAnyware Management Software for Solaris SAN Foundation Software Environments
Enabling Sun Customers to Streamline HBA Management with Centralized, Secure Management Solution across Solaris Environments
COSTA MESA, CALIF., June 25, 2007 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its host bus adapter (HBA) management solution, HBAnyware®, is now available for use in Sun Microsystems' SAN Foundation Software, which Sun developed for the Solaris Operating System (OS). SAN Foundation Software is a new, open standards-based I/O framework and device driver stack to support Fibre Channel connectivity. Emulex HBAnyware is a powerful platform designed for efficient, scaleable and comprehensive management of Fibre Channel storage connectivity within a centralized single console. With today's announcement, HBAnyware now supports Solaris 10, 9 and 8.
"Sun works closely with trusted brands such as Emulex to simplify the management of SANs," said Nigel Dessau, senior vice president of storage marketing and business operations, Sun Microsystems Inc. "Our SAN Foundation Software has been fully integrated into the Solaris 10 release, making it even easier to use and -- since it is part of all Solaris update releases -- will enable continuous innovation and predictable quality. By combining the benefits of Emulex's HBAnyware with the Solaris OS, customers have a robust solution to effectively and efficiently configure and manage HBAs within their continually growing and evolving storage environments."
Emulex HBAnyware automates key management tasks, providing exceptional efficiency in HBA configuration and operation. HBAnyware offers flexible installation and operational options to efficiently support local and remote management over in-band and out-of-band connections anywhere on a SAN. To reduce cost and simplify device administration, HBAnyware leverages the unique architectural capabilities of Emulex LightPulse® HBAs, including firmware and boot-code upgradeability and driver-compatibility across multiple product generations. Upward integration capabilities enable single-pane management through third-party management solutions making HBAnyware a seamless extension of enterprise server and storage management solutions. The addition of HBAnyware to the Sun Solaris Fibre Channel I/O stack allows existing HBAnyware customers using the Sun Solaris lpfc driver to seamlessly transition their HBA management. Emulex HBAnyware is available on Solaris, Windows and Linux platforms, providing IT managers with a unified, cross-platform tool to manage enterprise-wide Fibre Channel connectivity.
"We designed HBAnyware to streamline HBA management within large scale storage-attached environments, which ultimately saves our end user customers both time and money associated with managing and upgrading SAN connectivity," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex. "Hands-on independent testing validates that HBAnyware is easier to deploy and use in enterprise-class storage environments and has a richer set of features than competing solutions."
Emulex HBAs are qualified and supported for SAN connectivity across a broad range of Sun server and storage systems, including Sun Fire, Netra, SunBlade and StorageTek. Sun Microsystems customers using the Emulex ExpressModule host bus adapters (Sun Part Number SG-XPCIE2FC-EB4-Z), 20-port Network Express Modules (Sun Part Number SG-XPIE20FC-NEM-Z), standard Emulex or Sun-branded HBA solutions now have access to all of the benefits provided by HBAnyware. To learn more about HBAnyware, visit www.emulex.com/products/hba/hbanyware/ds.jsp.
Emulex is a preferred supplier of Fibre Channel HBAs for SUN servers. For more information about purchasing Emulex HBAs from Sun, visit www.emulex.com/sun/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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