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Emulex, Nuova Partner

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex
Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced it has signed a technology
agreement with Nuova Systems to utilize Nuova technology in the
development of a family of Emulex Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
products. Emulex products are currently undergoing development testing
and the Company will begin delivering samples to OEMs for qualification
in the first half of 2008, followed by production shipments in the
second half of 2008.

"The decision to partner with Nuova to bring Emulex's FCoE products to
market was based on their unique technology, systems approach and long
term vision," said Ameesh Divatia, general manager and senior vice
president, Intelligent Network Products, Emulex Corp. "Our goal is to
provide a seamless migration path to FCoE, which enables end users to
preserve and leverage the substantial investments they have made in
Fibre Channel technology and SAN management tools."

Designed to natively transport Fibre Channel traffic over the Ethernet
network, FCoE will take advantage of the proposed enhancements to
10Gb/s Ethernet. The proposed enhancements to 10Gb/s Ethernet will
provide the level of performance and reliable delivery of data required
for enterprise storage environments. Further, FCoE enables fabric
convergence within the data center by allowing IT managers to utilize
common network technology for both storage and data networks, and paves
the way for a single network sharing both data types.

"Working with Emulex and our ecosystem of partners, we expect FCoE to
provide customers with a compelling next generation solution that fits
within their existing SAN environments and preserves their current data
center investment," said Soni Jiandani, chief marketing officer, Nuova
Systems. "The collaboration with Emulex is helping drive the emergence
of FCoE and our development efforts will result in a seamless migration
path for customers leveraging both Ethernet and Fibre Channel
technologies within the data center."

Emulex Corp.