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Stratus Picks Emulex

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that Stratus Technologies has chosen the Emulex FibreSpy(r) Model 850 Embedded Storage Switch for use in its new ftServer(r) V Series family. The industry-leading FibreSpy embedded switches provide high-performance storage system infrastructure to the Stratus systems, offering customers the ability to deploy reliable storage environments.

"Emulex's embedded technologies are used by all of the world's top 10 storage OEMs," said Bob Whitson, senior vice president and general manager of embedded storage products, Emulex. "Our embedded technology enables OEMs to offer the most competitive enterprise-class storage systems possible. By leveraging Emulex's FibreSpy technology in its new V Series family, Stratus is providing their customers with the reliability, availability and serviceability needed to deploy high-performance storage systems."

Emulex's FibreSpy Embedded Storage Switches are designed to be used as embedded root switches for back-end applications, meeting the needs of storage system providers that want to substantially improve performance and RAS (Reliability, Availability and Serviceability) by:

  • Intelligently pre-testing all disk enclosures to ensure working
  • Constantly monitoring data collection for system health and
  • Installing drive enclosures while the system is active; and
  • Offering Controller multi-path connections to drives.

"With more than 25 million embedded port shipments to date, Emulex is a recognized leader in the embedded connectivity market and its technology was a clear fit for our ftServer V Series product family,"
said Joe Sanzio, director of engineering, Stratus Technologies. "By integrating Emulex's FibreSpy embedded switches with our new systems, customers will experience improved system scalability, enhanced diagnostic capabilities, and better maintainability for their high-volume, mission-critical applications."

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