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Emulex Joins Microsoft Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX - News) today announced it has joined the Interop Vendor Alliance, a community of software and hardware vendors working to enhance interoperability with Microsoft systems. Emulex values its partnership with Microsoft, including participation in the Microsoft Simple SAN program. Joining the Interop Vendor Alliance furthers its efforts to help ensure that Emulex SAN connectivity solutions are optimized for use in Microsoft environments. By participating in the Interop Vendor Alliance, Emulex will continue to pursue deployment of robust SAN solutions that are integrated and interoperable with Microsoft technologies for simplified installation and management.

"We are pleased to welcome Emulex to the Interop Vendor Alliance," said Bruce Burns, senior director, strategic relations group, Microsoft. "We look forward to working with Emulex in the alliance to solve customer problems by testing and validating storage solutions for heterogeneous environments."

The Interop Vendor Alliance is designed to better connect people, data, and diverse systems through enhanced interoperability with Microsoft technology. The organization serves as a collaborative forum for developing and sharing common technology models, facilities scenario-based testing of multivendor solutions, and works to communicate additional best practices to users. Additional information about the Interop Vendor Alliance can be found at

"Emulex is committed to working with Microsoft to continue simplifying the management of HBAs within Microsoft environments," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. "Emulex has been working closely with Microsoft since the deployment of Windows NT operating system and this year, Emulex announced the availability of a new management tool, VMPilot, which was developed to allow Microsoft server virtualization customers to virtualize their connection to networked storage using the industry-standard N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV). This translates into tremendous time- and cost-savings by enabling virtual machine migration without reconfiguring storage or copying files."

Emulex Corp.