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Emulex Intros Solution

SAN FRANCISCO -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX) today announced that its host bus adapter (HBA) management solution, HBAnyware(r), is now available to support VMware Infrastructure environments. Emulex HBAnyware is an HBA management platform designed for efficient, scalable and comprehensive management of Fibre Channel storage connectivity within a single centralized console. With today's announcement, HBAnyware now supports current versions of VMware Infrastructure.

"Our initial experience in the pilot lab with the new release of Emulex HBAnyware in a VMware ESX environment has been great," said Andrew Houlne, infrastructure manager for Molex Americas in Lisle, IL, where Emulex HBAs currently provide SAN connectivity for nearly 300 Windows Servers. "We are just beginning a server refresh and consolidation program using VMware ESX servers and look forward to leveraging the comprehensive and automated management capabilities of the Emulex HBAnyware management suite in our newly virtualized environment, as we have enjoyed in our native Windows environment for years."

Emulex HBAnyware provides comprehensive control of Emulex LightPulse HBAs within a centralized, cross-platform framework, combining flexible remote-management options with secure access control. HBAnyware also automates key management tasks, such as driver configuration, firmware upgrades and boot from SAN settings, providing exceptional efficiency and flexibility in HBA configuration, operation and installation for support of local and remote management over in-band and out-of-band connections anywhere on a SAN.

"The availability of HBAnyware for VMware Infrastructure further enhances the value of Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs currently available in VMware environments," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. "Now, customers can effectively and efficiently configure and manage HBAs across all of their enterprise platforms with HBAnyware, which offers the scalability and manageability customers have come to expect from Emulex."

Emulex Corp.