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Emulex Hits Milestone

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that it has surpassed its 25 millionth cumulative embedded storage port shipment. This significant milestone follows a highly successful year for Emulex's embedded storage products portfolio, comprised of industry-leading I/O controllers, InSpeed(r) and FibreSpy(r) embedded storage switches, and multi-protocol bridging technology.

"Emulex doubled its InSpeed embedded storage switch port shipments in just over a year, and combined with embedded bridges and I/O controllers, we have surpassed a significant milestone with more than
25 million embedded ports shipped," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager of Embedded Storage Products, Emulex Corp. "This accomplishment reflects the success of our strategy to provide unmatched end-to-end embedded solutions for our industry-leading storage OEM customers."

The Emulex embedded storage products portfolio has experienced solid growth; last quarter, it represented 25 percent of Emulex's total revenue, with all of the top 10 storage OEMs leveraging its offerings.
In 2006, more than 80 percent of all FC and SATA disk drives deployed into external storage in 2006 were connected by Emulex embedded products. Emulex provides a complete end-to-end solution portfolio of market-leading embedded storage products including:

    -- I/O Controllers - Emulex offers a full line of I/O
    controllers that support all three serial storage
    protocols, including Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA. The
    Emulex I/O Controllers are designed for storage system
    providers that want to build flexibility into the external
    storage systems.
    -- Embedded Switches - Emulex invented embedded storage
    point-to-point switching and leads this market with its
    InSpeed and FibreSpy products. Emulex's switching expertise
    spans the entry through enterprise storage markets and
    provides the only switches that have deployed an embedded
    switched fabric supporting greater than 2,700 hard disk
    drives in a single embedded switched back-end.
    -- Multi-Protocol Bridges - Emulex's protocol bridging
    technology offers a versatile solution for tiered storage
    through enabling SATA disk drive connectivity in
    field-proven FC-based storage systems and represents
    the highest volume shipping solution for SATA attachment
    today. Additionally, Emulex drove the formation of
    FC-SATA, a FC industry standard used to natively attach
    SATA hard disk drives into FC back-ends.

"Emulex's recent milestone further establishes the company as a leading expert in embedded storage applications," said Dave Reinsel, Program Director, Storage Research, IDC. "Its broad portfolio of solutions makes Emulex a key player in the storage industry. Solutions such as Emulex's enable more reliable, scalable, cost-effective, and higher performing storage systems than would otherwise be possible."

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