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Emulex Intros Converged Adapter

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced Emulex OneConnect(tm), a groundbreaking single-chip, high performance connectivity architecture, which is the foundation for Emulex's Universal Converged Network Adapters (UCNAs) that enable true network convergence. The Emulex OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet UCNA platform is designed to lower capital expenditures, maximize blade consolidation and is designed for use in server virtualization environments.

The Emulex OneConnect UCNA platform supports Enhanced Ethernet protocols that support IP and storage networking, including TCP/IP, iSCSI, NAS and FCoE, and all leading server architectures within a single hardware platform, enabling data center managers to meet the performance and architecture requirements of networking, storage and clustering applications. Consolidation onto a converged infrastructure simplifies deployment and significantly lowers cost in three ways.

Based on Emulex's Convergonomics(tm) Cost Calculator, Emulex One Connect UCNAs can provide up to:

* 28% savings on switches, adapters and rack space;

* 42% savings on power and cooling; and
* 80% savings on cabling

"As businesses seek operational efficiencies, business responsiveness and strategic advantage to compete in global markets, maximizing data center operations is a key stratagem. Network convergence is a pivotal technology for reducing data center costs, complexity and resources,"
said Steve Daheb, chief market officer and senior vice president of business development, Emulex Corporation. "Emulex's OneConnect UCNA is an integral part of the network convergence ecosystem that reduces CapEx and OpEx, by enabling increased data center consolidation, virtualization and operational efficiency."

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