Oracle VM Supports Emulex

Emulex supports LightPulse HBAs with Oracle's new virtualization software, Oracle VM

November 13, 2007

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its LightPulse(r)Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) are supported with the newOracle(r) VM server virtualization software. Emulex has taken aleadership position in connecting virtual servers to the SAN, enablingend users to more effectively utilize their resources and more easilyadjust to changing demand.

Unveiled today at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle VM offers scalable, low-costserver virtualization which fully supports both Oracle and non-Oracleapplications. This is the only server virtualization environmentcertified to run with an entire Oracle software stack, including OracleDatabase, Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Oracle E-Business Suite,Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise, Siebel CRM and other OracleApplications.

"With the proliferation of server virtualization, Emulex continues tolead the way in I/O connectivity for virtual server environments, suchas Oracle VM," said Mike Smith, executive vice president, worldwidemarketing, Emulex Corp. "Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBA technologyprovides an innovative solution that enables storage administrators tomanage connections from virtualized machines in the same way, and withthe same management tools, as traditional physical servers."

Emulex is also working closely with Oracle to integrate support for itsLightPulse Virtual HBA technology with industry-standard N-Port IDVirtualization (NPIV) into Oracle VM. This technology enables customersto effectively 'virtualize' SAN connections so that each virtualmachine has independent access to its own protected storage. Inaddition, Emulex LightPulse Virtual HBA technology allowsadministrators to seamlessly deploy SAN-based virtual machines whilemaintaining existing SAN management tools and best practices, such asunique zoning and LUN masking at the virtual machine level.

"Oracle VM extends our ongoing dedication to providing customers withsolutions that help lower the cost of their IT infrastructures," saidMonica Kumar, senior director Linux and Open Source Product Marketing,Oracle. "Together with Emulex, a leader in SAN connectivity solutionsfor server virtualization environments, Oracle delivers a comprehensiveserver virtualization solution for our customers."Emulex Corp.

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