Emulex Works With Sun

Emulex announced that HBAnyware is available for use in SunMicrosystems's SAN Foundation Software

June 25, 2007

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- EmulexCorporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its host bus adapter (HBA)management solution, HBAnyware(r), is now available for use in SunMicrosystems' SAN Foundation Software, which Sun developed for theSolaris Operating System (OS). SAN Foundation Software is a new, openstandards-based I/O framework and device driver stack to support FibreChannel connectivity. Emulex HBAnyware is a powerful platform designedfor efficient, scaleable and comprehensive management of Fibre Channelstorage connectivity within a centralized single console. With today'sannouncement, HBAnyware now supports Solaris 10, 9 and 8.

"Sun works closely with trusted brands such as Emulex to simplify themanagement of SANs," said Nigel Dessau, senior vice president ofstorage marketing and business operations, Sun Microsystems Inc. "OurSAN Foundation Software has been fully integrated into the Solaris 10release, making it even easier to use and -- since it is part of allSolaris update releases -- will enable continuous innovation andpredictable quality. By combining the benefits of Emulex's HBAnywarewith the Solaris OS, customers have a robust solution to effectivelyand efficiently configure and manage HBAs within their continuallygrowing and evolving storage environments."

Emulex HBAnyware automates key management tasks, providing exceptionalefficiency in HBA configuration and operation. HBAnyware offersflexible installation and operational options to efficiently supportlocal and remote management over in-band and out-of-band connectionsanywhere on a SAN. To reduce cost and simplify device administration,HBAnyware leverages the unique architectural capabilities of EmulexLightPulse(r) HBAs, including firmware and boot-code upgradeability anddriver-compatibility across multiple product generations. Upwardintegration capabilities enable single-pane management throughthird-party management solutions making HBAnyware a seamless extensionof enterprise server and storage management solutions. The addition ofHBAnyware to the Sun Solaris Fibre Channel I/O stack allows existingHBAnyware customers using the Sun Solaris lpfc driver to seamlesslytransition their HBA management. Emulex HBAnyware is available onSolaris, Windows and Linux platforms, providing IT managers with aunified, cross-platform tool to manage enterprise-wide Fibre Channelconnectivity.

"We designed HBAnyware to streamline HBA management within large scalestorage-attached environments, which ultimately saves our end usercustomers both time and money associated with managing and upgradingSAN connectivity," said Mike Smith, executive vice president ofworldwide marketing, Emulex. "Hands-on independent testing validatesthat HBAnyware is easier to deploy and use in enterprise-class storageenvironments and has a richer set of features than competingsolutions."

Emulex Corp. (NYSE: ELX)Sun Microsystems Inc.

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