Katherine Lane, Director, Corporate Communications, 714-885-3828
Emulex Provides 8Gb/s HBAs for New HP Network Storage System to Deliver High Availability, Optimized File and Unified Storage Services
COSTA MESA, Calif., September 29, 2009 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it is the exclusive provider of 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) connectivity for the new, pre-configured, factory-tested HP StorageWorks X3820 Network Storage System. Hailed as the next step in the evolution of optimized file and unified storage services, this single-SKU solution combines the latest technologies and products for small and mid-sized business (SMB) IT environments. Designed to be straightforward to order, easy to configure and simple to install, the HP StorageWorks X3820, which includes two Emulex LightPulse® 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs, offers an enterprise-class storage solution at an attractive price to the SMB market.
"The value proposition of the HP StorageWorks X3820 is at the core of Emulex's own philosophy to provide unparalleled manageability, reliability, performance and ease of deployment with all of its products," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex. "Emulex LightPulse HBAs assure data availability and integrity combined with superior performance, and the X3820 platform, which sets the standard for performance and expandability, is ideal for showcasing the capabilities of Emulex's LightPulse 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs."
The HP StorageWorks X3820 2-node Network Storage System is particularly advantageous for organizations running applications such as web stores or databases that require high availability. The combined solution delivers the type of features previously available only to large-enterprise customers such as high availability, extreme expandability, with an additional five available PCI Express slots per node, and the high performance of 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity all in a package that can be installed in a fraction of the time compared to competing solutions. The single-SKU configuration includes two X3800 Gateway nodes, a dual-controller MSA 2312fc array, cables and two Emulex 8Gb/s LPe12002 Fibre Channel HBAs (HP part number AJ763A).
"Customers can reduce risk of data loss with a unified storage solution that easily manages growing amounts of information while supporting the high availability and performance demands of critical business applications," said Lee Johns, director of marketing, Unified Storage Division, HP StorageWorks. "The HP StorageWorks X3820 combined with Emulex HBAs provides an affordable, easy-to-install, network-attached storage solution that is ideal for managing database transactions, virtualization and rich media files."
Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel HBAs provide streamlined installation, simplified management, unrivaled scalability and industry leading virtualization support, making it an ideal solution for mixed operating system and virtualized server environments. With broad, powerful management capabilities, and broad platform support, the Emulex LPe12002 delivers maximum performance in the broadest range of applications and environments.
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