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Emulex, Cisco Team

SAN FRANCISCO -- Emulex
Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced a tested storage networking
solution combining Emulex and Cisco technology for VMware virtualized
server environments. The solution, which combines Emulex LightPulse(r)
4Gb/s host bus adapters (HBAs) with the Cisco MDS family of Fibre
Channel switches, provides customers with the functionality to maintain
SAN best practices, along with improved Quality of Service (QoS), data
protection, and chargeback capabilities.

This solution allows end users to effectively 'virtualize' the SAN
connection such that each virtual machine has independent access to its
own protected storage ensuring greater storage security and enhanced
management and migration of virtual machines. To help customers deploy
the solution, Emulex, Cisco and VMware created a Solution Guide that
provides data center users with practical use cases and deployment
scenarios for maximizing and understanding the benefits of N-Port ID
Virtualization (NPIV) technology within a VMware environment.

"As data centers continue to embrace VMware Infrastructure, Cisco is
committed to working with partners such as Emulex to provide
standards-based, best practice solutions to support our customers,"
said Ed Chapman, vice president, product management, Data Center
Business Unit, Cisco.

Emulex Corp. (NYSE: ELX)

Cisco Systems Inc.