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Emulex Announces LP21000 Adapters

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today introduced its LightPulse LP21000 family of converged network adapters (CNAs), which enable both network and storage traffic to be combined onto a single Unified Fabric. Utilizing a 10Gb/s Enhanced Ethernet network, Emulex's LP21000 family is designed to support the Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) protocol that converges Ethernet-based LAN and Fibre Channel-based SAN connectivity. Available this quarter, Emulex's family of LP21000 CNAs enable reduced data center complexity, management costs and power consumption.

Customers deploying Emulex LP21000 CNAs benefit from many of the same features and capabilities associated with the Company's award-winning LightPulse family of Fibre Channel host bus adapters, such as fully qualified, OEM supported drivers based on a common architecture that spans both product lines. Providing a common driver architecture allows end users to seamlessly integrate Emulex FCoE-based CNAs into existing data centers using the same software infrastructure across the SAN.

"Emulex's approach to FCoE promises to deliver the convergence that data center managers require to streamline operations and reduce overall total cost of ownership. Enabling our customers to use a common architecture across both CNAs and HBAs provides a seamless migration path for deploying next generation FCoE connectivity solutions," said Ameesh Divatia, general manager and senior vice president, Intelligent Network Products, Emulex Corp. "Our goal is to preserve and leverage the substantial investments our customers have made in Fibre Channel technology and SAN management tools, while delivering the next generation products necessary to help transform their data center infrastructures."

Emulex Corp.