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Emulex HBA Joins Linux Kernel

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX - News) today announced its LightPulse(r) Virtual Host Bus Adapter (HBA) driver is the first to be accepted into the Open Source Linux kernel. Emulex's LightPulse Virtual HBA technology will be integrated into the Linux 2.6.23 kernel this quarter and then become a standard part of the Linux kernel distribution.

``Emulex continues to lead the way in defining and implementing SAN connectivity for virtualized server environments,'' said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. ``We are committed to bringing technology advancements to the Open Source Linux community and Emulex Virtual HBA technology provides breakthrough capabilities to optimize, control, tune and secure storage connections for virtual machines.''

The Open Source process provides a highly recognized assurance of quality and long-term support for leading technologies such as innovative SAN connectivity solutions. Upstream kernel acceptance ensures a broad distribution of Emulex's LightPulse Virtual HBA technology and encourages the development of virtual HBA-based capabilities and value-added solutions. Current Emulex Open Source drivers already operate with Linux and Xen, enabling robust SAN connectivity in these environments.

Emulex Corp.